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roseway

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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2017, 02:49:29 PM »

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Using the above it says I am in Exeter = Wrong I am 211 mile further north.

iplocation.net sends your IP address to a number of geolocation services and reports the results from all of them. Did they all get it wrong in the same way?
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2017, 03:53:33 PM »

Yes.  :o :)
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2017, 04:07:36 PM »

I think that says something about Eclipse then, which may be of interest to the original questioner.
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2017, 04:09:06 PM »

But do Eclipse use dynamic IPs?
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2017, 06:16:37 PM »

I'm with Andrews and Arnold and none of the geolocation services have my address remotely correct.  None even put it in Scotland.  I particularly like the one that identifies my address as the "Kim Yin Take Away" in Longridge.   
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2017, 08:56:23 PM »

Tickmike I can tell you why it shows Exeter because Eclipse internet were based there.
http://business.kcom.com/contact-us

In the old days more so, your location would show the location of where your isp were situated, or where their head office were. Some isp's still work like that but far less than back then
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2017, 09:04:06 PM »

Except that all the end-user Plusnet connectivity is in London, anything using Sheffield as the location was probably just reading from the address of the ISP's head office.

Sheffield meaning if you live near or in that part of the UK. Some IP's many years ago did show me in Sheffield on occasions. Even though I dont live anywhere near the place but my dynamic IP's, for years, were all showing the London hub until recently.
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2017, 09:16:07 PM »

BT Infinity works in a similar way to Plusnet - depending on the IP tool you use - you will either see the location of a localish exchange or one of their regional hubs (not necessarily local to you)

That is what I would want it to show, one of the regional hubs. Not my local exchange in my local area like it now does.

Well Plusnet told me that I would have the same issue with BT isp as plusnet. So I wanted to find out if there were any truth in it. Even though BT own Plusnet, don't always mean BT retail works the same way.

Is it dynamic IP on BT infinity?
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2017, 09:19:22 PM »

Is it dynamic IP on BT infinity?

Yes, it is.
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2017, 10:40:32 PM »

That's right, there is no option to get a static IP on BT Infinity.

The iplocation.net results were all hilariously inaccurate for me. I'm with Plusnet and two of them thought my ISP was BT. I have a static IP, FWIW.
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2017, 10:42:48 PM »

Hi highpriest

I am bt Infiniti 2, with 5 static ip, access to a dynamic ip and we have clients who have Infiniti and Infiniti 2 with only 1 ip

Many thanks

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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2017, 10:56:02 PM »

Is that a Business or Residential connection?
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2017, 10:59:36 PM »

Hi

Sorry, business

However, I took the same test as everyone, and it was hundreds of miles out

That said, we use geo ip on our billing platforms, but we are not interested in location of ip exact, just the country it originates from, which does appear to be accurate, and is used to substantially reduce fraud and spam

Many thanks

John
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2017, 12:59:56 AM »

I suggest it is worth actually asking prospective ISPs what their _policy_ on privacy is. Otherwise we are just trying to guess it, and even if guesswork gives a favourable appearance today, it might not continue that way. So a stated policy would surely be a good thing, no?
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Re: I need a certain type of isp - Recommendations Please
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2017, 05:40:31 AM »

@Weaver

It has nothing to do with the ISP's policy on privacy. It's to do with how they allocate IP addresses. If they assign specific ranges of IP addresses to specific areas, then geolocation companies will be able to work out the locations of the IP address ranges. Unless you think the ISP should have some sort of strategy to prevent geolocation companies working out the locations of the IP addresses.
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