X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

I am in London, so why does your geographical system put me in Scotland?

Posted

I am in London, so why does your geographical system put me in Scotland?

I am in London, so why does your geographical system put me in Scotland?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 10.1.14
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • Firefox 45.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/45.0.1/Darwin/en-GB/

Extensions

  • Firefox Hello Beta 1.1.14 (loop@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0611
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureContentBackend': u'quartz', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 5
  • numTotalWindows: 5
  • supportsHardwareH264: No;
  • webglRenderer: NVIDIA Corporation -- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4308 solutions 60504 answers

What does this webpage say about your location? http://whatismyipaddress.com/ Under the map, look for Location not accurate?

What does this webpage say about your location? '''http://whatismyipaddress.com/''' Under the map, look for '''Location not accurate?'''
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Probably where the ISP such as Sky broadband is based

Probably where the ISP such as Sky broadband is based
the-edmeister
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
5420 solutions 40431 answers

Helpful Reply

Two methods are used to determine "location".

One is via the IP Address that your ISP assigns to your internet connection; known to vary widely in rural areas and with some broadband services even in metropolitan areas.

The other is via "geo-location" via WiFi for where the WiFi hotspot eventually connects to the internet; can be spot-on accurate is the router has a direct connection or it can vary widely when the router connects to an intranet before connecting to the internet.

Two methods are used to determine "location". One is via the IP Address that your ISP assigns to your internet connection; known to vary widely in rural areas and with some broadband services even in metropolitan areas. The other is via "geo-location" via WiFi for where the WiFi hotspot eventually connects to the internet; can be spot-on accurate is the router has a direct connection or it can vary widely when the router connects to an intranet before connecting to the internet.