So this is driving me nuts - Firefox thinks I am still in Chelmsford. I havent lived there for some considerable time... I am now in SCOTLAND (exact location witheld for… (read more)
So this is driving me nuts - Firefox thinks I am still in Chelmsford.
I havent lived there for some considerable time... I am now in SCOTLAND (exact location witheld for security) but I am over 400 mile away from where Firefox alone thinks I am. Whenever an app or website asks Firefox for my location it tells them I am in Chelmsford. ALL and I do mean ALL other browsers get it right. Only Firefox gets this wrong.
I dont use a VPN or anything like a plugin to alter or conceal my IP location - if I check my IP geolocation directly it is correct - but firefox seems to ignore this data for some reason... The only thing I can think of is that it may be using some wifi geolocation map - and of course my two routers which both have distinctive SSIDs may still be logged as being located in Essex... How on earth would I get that updated I wonder... The people who came up with the whole wardriving geolocation map idea dont seem to have considered that routers might move...
Meanwhile in attempts to solve this :
I HAVE - cleared ALL browser cookies and data I HAVE - uninstalled and reinstalled the browser I HAVE - Cleared ALL history. I HAVE checked the location returned by all the popular geolocation services that I know of. They all get it right - but STILL Firefox persists with this crazy delusion that I am still in Chelmsford, when I am definietly NOT!
So how do I fix this?
By the way I am an IT professional so you may take it that I have tried everything obvious!
Please do read the list of things I have already tried before replying, but what am I missing?
PS I also checked my ISP - they also have my location correct - so it isn't some weird IP routing thing...