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Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Gravlock
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Registered: 09-05-2015

Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Weird one.
For the past day whenever I go to Google it loads with google.co.jp.
This is not just for 1 device. All devices in the house are doing the same thing - phones, tablets, laptop all on WiFi and a PC via PLA.
There have been no recent changes.
I never mess with the router (if it ain't broke, don't fix it etc).
If effecting all devices I'm naturally looking at the router being the culprit.
Have tried a full factory reset of the router and no change.
Any ideas where to look with this?
Thanks
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Plusnet Staff
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Hi Gravlock,
What router are you using at the moment?
One we've provided? If so, which one?
Chris Pettitt
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

01.14 am. Don't you guys ever sleep Huh
There should be a like button for Plusnet staff  Smiley
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Plusnet Staff
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Pretty sure I'm some kind of robot Smiley
Chris Pettitt
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Gravlock
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Hi
Its a Technicolor 582n.
Checked all devices this morning and they're all back to normal, loading the standard localised Google.
Again nothing has changed and there's no one IT savvy enough in the house to mess with any settings.
Guess I'll never get to the bottom of it  Huh
Thanks all
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

That sort of thing is usually caused by IP address location errors. Perhaps Plusnet have a new range of IPs that need their location information updating, and if you have restarted your connection since having the problem and you don't have a static IP address, you'll have a new one with the correct details.
If you go to https://www.whatismyip.com/ it will tell you your IP address and location, and then if you click on "MY IP INFORMATION" it will tell you where it thinks you are in more detail. Note that it isn't geographically accurate - I'm in the North of Scotland and it thinks I'm in Tewkesbury...
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

Gravlock is in Leeds or London according to my checks.

Customer and Forum Moderator.

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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

it thinks I am in Pudsey
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Re: Why does Google think I'm in Japan?

We've not introduced any new IP's recently, although we probably will be doing next week.

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