Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca
how come when i try to look at my ip adress it does not show where i live it show it in the same country i thought your ip tells you were you live and how come each ip site
tells me that i am in a different location but none of them so me my real location
just wondering ant thoughts
IP addresses are not
based on exact physical locations.
IP addresses are country or region specific meaning if you live in England you get an English IP address starting with 81.x.x.x or another English IP.
It turns out that my IP ISP (BT) distributes IP Addresses on a regional basis, so I in fact get an IP address from the South East of England.
When IP lookup sites tell me my location they just pick a random major town in the South East of England, it changes with every new IP. I do not get one which can pinpoint my house, road etc.
This happens because IP addresses are issued dynamically meaning that after x amount of time you get a new IP address and they are near impossible to put into a database with geographic co-ordinates attached.