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FPB270
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Location/proxy server

Post by FPB270 »

Why do some sites (this one, most others) get my geographic location right, while others (wimi.com, weathertap.com) think I'm in San Jose, CA?

64.130.167.201

This site gets it real close, but it bugs me when I go to weathertap and until i click around it tells me I'm in CA!??! BTW, same ISP @ work, doesn't do it.
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Could be an outdated ip database that they use. Not all websites are kept up to date. It could also be where they draw their database from. Some sites are really good and updated every single month while others are never updated at all. IP databases are not free and they do cost money.

IP address: 64.130.167.201
IP country code: US
IP address country: United States
IP address state: Kentucky
IP address city: Summer Shade
IP postcode: 42166
IP address latitude: 36.8889
IP address longitude: -85.7036
ISP of this IP: South_Central_Rural_Telephone_Cooperative
Organization: South_Central_Rural_Telephone_Cooperative
Host of this IP: 64-130-167-201.pool.dsl.scrtc.com
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Re: Location/proxy server

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Ok makes total sense. TY
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Re: Location/proxy server

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How accurate (or inaccurate) was my trace above?
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Re: Location/proxy server

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I'm physically 20 miles NW of Summer Shade.

As I pointed out previously, same ISP @ work gets it right. However, that IP is in a different pool. Perhaps if I were to search that IP deeper, it would come as Summer Shade as well. But weathertap.com and wimi.com @ work say Glasgow, which is not only accurate, but its the nearest major population center/county seat. Other sites have pegged me @ home as being in Park City, which distance-wise is really no-less accurate than Summer Shade here to home. Kinda figured I'd see more Elizabethtown, KY results, as parent company of my ISP operates from there. ISP Domain is Blue.net - Cell phone company is Bluegrass Cellular - my ISP/cable/telco is SCRTC, other telco/isp/cable they operate is Brandenburg RTC, in the vicinity of E-town, 45 mins north of here.
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