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Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

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Grafter
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Registered: 05-10-2014

Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

Morning all,
Why is Dropbox detecting my IP address as being 'United States'? I've had an issue with an online biller saying this as well.
Yet http://whatismyipaddress.com/ shows it as London, UK.
What gives?
Cheers,
Paul.
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Grafter
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Registered: 05-10-2014

Re: Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

No-one knows this? I'll go ask on the support desk I guess Smiley
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Re: Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

it'll be a dropbox issue, as your IP is being listed as UK elsewhere.
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Grafter
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Re: Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

Quote from: chenks76
it'll be a dropbox issue, as your IP is being listed as UK elsewhere.

If I search for my IP on google it's shown as in the US. Also I had an issue with an online store showing me as in the US, as a result the fraud check failed because I had a UK address and a US IP. I'll ring tech support when I get home.
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Re: Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

It's an issue with an IP range being reused by PN - can you report it here http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,130918.0.html ?
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Grafter
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Re: Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?

Done! Thanks for the pointer Smiley
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Re: Location showing as USA on some sites like Dropbox?