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Auto location on websites set to Romania?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by MrRockliffe, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:27 AM.

  1. MrRockliffe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 2,218

    Location: Hampshire

    On many websites I've visited over the past few months, I've noticed that the auto location comes up as Romania, i.e. the website asks if I'd like to visit the Romanian version of the website instead.

    This happens with Next.co.uk every time, and today happened with TP Link's website.

    I'm with Hyperoptic, using a Google Wifi kit, and using Cloudflare's DNS

    I've tried changing the DNS to see if that's the issue, and I've also used a few different devices to check, but still occurs.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. mmj_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 22,031

    It's probably tied to the IP address range that your ISP uses, it's possible forcing a new IP address might give you one closer to home but it depends on what IP ranges your ISP uses and what the DHCP server gives to you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019 at 12:14 PM
  3. MrRockliffe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 2,218

    Location: Hampshire

    Awesome - cheers for the reply :)

    It's mostly just annoying when I load a webpage and I have no idea what it says!!