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# 255811 31-Aug-2019 21:58
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Hoping someone from vocus/slingshot can sort this out for me...just moved to slingshot gigabit but the ip I have is registered in Rotorua which is frustrating as facebook / iCloud etc are detecting and sending me notifications of me logging into my account in a different part of the country.


Is there a way I can have an Auckland based registered ip?



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  # 2308908 31-Aug-2019 22:28
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IP location is very unreliable. ISPs don't register IP per regions because that is not how they allocate.

Also Google, Apple and others use their user's smartphones to collect data (IP, MAC) of visible networks and correlate that to GPS information. This way they create a database of locations. It is hard to change those.

Just wait until FB and others stop notifying you on time - when they learn it is a "known" location

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  # 2308911 31-Aug-2019 23:19
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IPs don't have a location they are allocated to a carrier! Your ISP has zero to do if a website thinks you are in another location you are not


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  # 2308945 1-Sep-2019 07:23
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really a non issue here.


stop worrying :)

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  # 2309009 1-Sep-2019 13:31
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Wait, you actually want the world to know what town you’re in based purely on your up address?

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  # 2309012 1-Sep-2019 13:37
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Garbage in, garbage out.


The location of my previous IP was set to Mt Eden Prison. Clearly someone had a sense of humour.

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  # 2309031 1-Sep-2019 15:21
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.. but the ip I have is registered in Rotorua ... Is there a way I can have an Auckland based registered ip?


Try this: &




Or, to quote Slashdot:



Geolocation services are just large databases that map IP addresses to physical locations. There's really nothing else to it. Who owns a set of IP addreses can also change quite frequently, and so these databases need constant updating.


As an example, here's the FAQ [] provided by a geolocation service I've used in the past:
GEO I/O compiles several sources of data to achieve 99% accuracy at the country level, 85% at the state/regional level, 80% at the (US) city level (within a 25-mile radius), and 60% accuracy for cities outside of the US. The data is stored in a proprietary format, limiting our ability to make individual changes to it, however the database is updated monthly by our data providers.


Basically, it will get fixed when the group maintaining the data updates it, which in my experience can be anywhere from a couple weeks to a year.



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  # 2309033 1-Sep-2019 15:27
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I had the same problem a couple of months ago. Eventually it fixed itself. so idk lol.


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  # 2309055 1-Sep-2019 17:57
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I'm constantly told I'm in Wellington or Christchurch despite being in Auckland but if it's for apple's authentication I know it's me because I'm the one trying to access it at the time...

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