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    Odd, My IP Is Lieing

    This is a discussion on Odd, My IP Is Lieing within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I turned off my router for an hour or so to change my IP address. I'm at the Wickford exchange. ...

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      Odd, My IP Is Lieing

      I turned off my router for an hour or so to change my IP address. I'm at the Wickford exchange.

      Anyway, I reconnected and now my IP address says I'm located in Brighton which is hours and hours away.

      Speedtest.net always showed me my recommended server as London with Maidenhead being my secondary but now it's showing Manchester.

      How is this possible?? I've gone over every single IP I've used in the past 6 months and all begin with 90. and now it begins with 94.

      Is it possible I'm somehow using a proxy and don't know it?


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      Re: Odd, My IP Is Lieing

      No you are getting the result for the last user of the IP. Sometimes it takes a few days to change. What does' Who is my ISP' say, link below.

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      Re: Odd, My IP Is Lieing

      Showing up as starting with 94 and showing me in Brighton.

      I always thought IP's were assigned based on the general area you're in. Every IP address I've had in the past 6 months has pointed to me being in my general area.

      Is this normal for one to be assigned to me from so far away?

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      Re: Odd, My IP Is Lieing

      I think the 94 addresses have recently been added to Sky's pool. I have seen this mentioned on the forum before, as you say, most start with 90. Did 'What is' confirm the address was Sky/Easynet?

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      Re: Odd, My IP Is Lieing

      Yes it did.

      I don't mind it showing me from elsewhere in the country but it does worry me that it might ring alarm bells on some of the sites I frequent.

      I appreciate your help Isitme. thanks

     

     

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