07-22-2012 08:45 PM - edited 07-22-2012 08:48 PM
If using routers mac address i get a local connecticut ip
If using my computers mac address i get vermont ip
I first noticed this when using http://www.speedtest.net/ and saw my location on map in vermont i then did a ip search by map and that also showed me as being located in vermont .
Why the different locations ?
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07-22-2012 09:09 PM - edited 07-22-2012 09:10 PM
"Determining the nation of an Internet user based on his or her IP address is relatively simple and accurate (95%-99% percent) ... "
"Determining the physical location down to a city or ZIP code, however, is more difficult and less accurate because there is no official source for the information ... "
"Accuracy rates on deriving a city from an IP address fluctuate between 50 and 80 percent, according to DNS Stuff, a Massachusetts-based DNS and networking tools firm".
Why? Because ISPs move IP address blocks around a lot.
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