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Router thinks I am in Swansea!

nottechy
Hooked
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎23-10-2015

Router thinks I am in Swansea!

I have a persistent problem with my last router thinking I am located in South Wales when I am actually located in South East England.

I assume it is something to do with the Plusnet router setting and wonder if there is a fix. Even the speed test app has me in Swansea. 

It frustrating getting recommendations for the wrong area.

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sallonoroff
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Registered: ‎20-11-2014

Re: Router thinks I am in Swansea!

Do you mean adverts on websites, etc, think you are in Wales?

I don't think that's anything to do with the router, just the IP address it has been assigned.

See https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001043.htm and https://ipaddress.net/

 

Alex
Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re: Router thinks I am in Swansea!

It won't be your router, more likely either a cookie on your device or your external IP.

How are you seeing the complains through Swansea. You've not been using the DVLA recently? (that is a joke before I get told off).

If you go to somewhere like:

www.whatismyip.com

It'll tell you your external IP, just don't post your full one here.

Mine says:

 

77.99.x.x

 

When I put that into a site like www.geoip.com I get:

 

United Kingdom
Sidcup
DA14
Virgin Media

 

Well United Kingdom and Branson Media are correct, and I know where Sidcup is as it is not that far from me.