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scootie
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ip address look ups location results.

i normaly use http://whatismyipaddress.com/ for doing look ups of ip addresses but it wouldnt work for a microsoft ip address i was looking up but as normal it checked my ip address on loading as normal told me i lived on the moors of harogate way of the mark.
but when i checked this site http://www.ip-adress.com/ to do the microsoft ip lookup i noticed that it had my loaction nearly spot on by 10 miles in fact i had lived in the town it gave for 20 years of my live.
how come this site nearly got it right?
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

Both addresses show me as London and I'm quite close to you.

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Denzil
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

For me, http://whatismyipaddress.com/ doesn't give a map, and just says London. http://www.ip-adress.com/ is a bit more specific, and says Wokingham. Presumably these reflect server locations rather than user locations?
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

This is where it thinks I am - a bit far from deepest Dorset  Grin
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

I believe it's offering a recommendation Jim Smiley

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scootie
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

oldjim does this one give the same location http://www.ip-adress.com/
techguy
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

These are usually based on either who the IP is registered to which is usually drawn from http://www.ripe.net or some use the info and add in a calculation for ping response etc to roughly guess where you might be I think.
For example, the ones you have linked to think I'm in Winchester which is not far from where my ISP is based but if I use http://www.ip2location.com it indicates London which is where their equipment is (Telehouse in Docklands like some of Plusnet's and other ISPs)
Maybe PN have an edge router at a DC in Dorset perhaps oldjim?

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Re: ip address look ups location results.

Both show me slap bang in the middle of the Yorkshire dales.
Would be nice to be there but a couple of hundred miles out..

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Re: ip address look ups location results.

http://whatismyipaddress.com/ ; shows me as in Slough (I think it usually just feels like it!) www.ip-adress.com/ is much closer and just shows North London(ish)
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

hadnt loked closely at you Pic John, now I know.  Not far from Hulls, IP is Sheffield, the other in Mid Sussex, diagonally across London
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

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oldjim does this one give the same location http://www.ip-adress.com/
That gives Plusnet in London
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

I've now moved from London to High Wycombe. Substantial improvement Smiley
I'll keep trying as one never knows Wink

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James
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

Have you ever been to High Wycombe?
I wouldn't refer to it as an improvement!
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

Well it sounds nice Undecided

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techguy
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Re: ip address look ups location results.

And Winchester is definitely an improvement on Milton Keynes
Well errr I hope.