Browser detect wrong geographical location

By lylow ยท 4 replies
May 12, 2009
  1. I'm located in brisbane australia. i had change my region to australia and my time zone to brisbane. However, the web sites always identify my as located in sydney, showing contents from sydney. I have to change the location everytime, which is annoying. Anyone knows how to solve this issue? Advice and guide very much appreciated.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    hmm; delete all cookies and history.

    which browser (and version) are you using?

    I would close all browsers, use the CP->Internet Options to set what you like,
    then use CP->Regional & Language options

    and then reboot

    The browser should then see the new settings (I hope!)
  3. lylow

    lylow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am using microsoft internet explorer ver 7.0. and i cant find internet options in control panel though? is that the same one as the internet options under tools in the IE? and what should i change there? for the regional option, i chosed australia, time zone, brisbane, both are correct. but all websites keep on recognizing me as located in sydney.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Sounds like they "locate" you using your IP address and your ISP is from Sydney.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    "all websites locate me in Sydney"

    please cite 2-3 urls for us to follow ...
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