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IP address Location not in WI where I Live

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:27 am
by oreo333
So I been messing around with a vpn I have which works great, so I got to thinking....I wanted to lookup my true IP address as sometimes with google my location is off, usually when shopping. See I Live in Wisconsin but my IP address is in Spokane Washington, can anyone explain why this is? I ran a speed test on one site and it defaulted to a Washington server but on another Speed test site, a Eau Claire Wisconsin server was default. The washington server I get 25Mbps download, but the Wisconsin server 22Mbps download. Is this some kinda scheme as to provide 25Mbps service as advertised while in fact not getting true 25Mbps....This is what I've been speculating but am kinda dumbfounded as I think about all this. Thanks for reading and response much appreciated!

Re: IP address Location not in WI where I Live

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:05 am
by Chrispcritters
Geolocation is only an estimate based on available information. Different IP location database providers could very well indicate a different location.

The difference in speed test results for different services and different server locations should not be of concern to you, that's perfectly normal.

Re: IP address Location not in WI where I Live

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:20 am
by HostColor
Some of the IP location tools are wrong for any reason. Look at my IP address 68.233.34.186. It belongs to our company and it is hosted on an infrastructure located in Midwestern United States, in South Bend, Indiana. The IP geographical location shows Iceland as an originating point, which is completely false. The reason for registering here was to report this and I will. However, the discussions are important and I'd like to participate.