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Windows 7: Is my ISP brain damaged... or is it me?

08 Mar 2012   #11
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
You just thought you lived in New Jersey.

In the Outer Limits of The Twilight Zone you never know for sure.
You mean my whole life is but a dream? Cool! Maybe I can dream up a supermodel girlfriend and dream away all my bills!
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08 Mar 2012   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Sure that is what others thought. Then they met Christie Brinkley.

Welcome to your Nightmare
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08 Mar 2012   #13
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The Montana thing was because in absense of any real information, websites, programs etc will do an IP address location look up to try to find out approximately where you are. These are notoriously dodgy for locating a physical presence. Part of your IP address block may in fact be used in Montana, or your ISP may have bought the rights to that block of addresses from someone in Montana and the locator service hasn't been updated with that info. (Not sure who's responsibility it is to update that info actually)

Try this:
Get your external IP addredd from here: What Is My IP Address? Lookup IP, Hide IP, Change IP, Trace IP and more...
then use that address here: IP Address Lookup
And see where it thinks you are
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08 Mar 2012   #14
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
The Montana thing was because in absense of any real information, websites, programs etc will do an IP address location look up to try to find out approximately where you are. These are notoriously dodgy for locating a physical presence. Part of your IP address block may in fact be used in Montana, or your ISP may have bought the rights to that block of addresses from someone in Montana and the locator service hasn't been updated with that info. (Not sure who's responsibility it is to update that info actually)

Try this:
Get your external IP addredd from here: What Is My IP Address? Lookup IP, Hide IP, Change IP, Trace IP and more...
then use that address here: IP Address Lookup
And see where it thinks you are
Thanks for the advice. I just ran them, and both get my location right. But I set my default a few days ago (as A Guy recommended upthread)... before that it was blank.

Perhaps the Montana thing was just a temporary glitch in my ISP. I don't think it was a default in the new Map App, as Speed Test also thought I lived in a park two thousand miles away.

I'll be reinstalling Eight many more times in the next few months. I'll see what happens after the next one.
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15 Mar 2012   #15
gilbert32

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

your isp is like cable providers in lebanon... sometimes you're in lebanon sometimes in bahrain or iraq
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