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Wannabe Geek

# 210521 31-Mar-2017 12:55
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Hi all,


New here, anyway ive recently transferred to orcon a couple of months back and since ive been with orcon on VDSL, our ip address is always a USA ip address. Orcon are still in the process of fixing the problem. But i was wondering if anyone else has been through this and what they did to be assigned a NZL ip address. I honestly thought as im in new zealand id be assisned a nz ip address just find it weird that im getting a USA one and thought the only way you could actually be assigned such ip would have been to be in that country..


PS: i dont mind having an USA ip address, but it gets frustrating having to verify every new zealand website i go on as my USA ip address comes up and always requires authentication from the nz websites like google, hotmail, gmail and trademe etc.


Any advice would be appreciated.

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  # 1751132 31-Mar-2017 13:05
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How are you determining it is a USA IP address?




I wonder if it is to do with their IPv6 deployment?


It seems you are not the only one:

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  # 1753554 3-Apr-2017 09:17
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All our IP's are from the APNIC Region. (Asia Pacific)


What IP are you being assigned?


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  # 1753558 3-Apr-2017 09:23
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It's not that Orcon gives you a US IP address. IP addresses are used in blocks by ISPs and sometimes blocks move from one company to another. There's a database of blocks and some addresses are listed in one region and takes time for this database to be updated.


Geekzone sees you as US-based but simply because our data is a month old. 


IP geolocation is not scientific and should not really be relied upon. 

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  # 1753572 3-Apr-2017 09:55
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Another possibly is your traffic may be going through the Chrome browser data saver / compression proxy? Similar case here.

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  # 1759693 9-Apr-2017 09:36
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Why not make the most of it and signup to the US Netflix etc... No need to use a VPN

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