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Computer reports incorrect location since xfinity install

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Computer reports incorrect location since xfinity install

Since installing Xfinity - all my map programs think I live else where. I type in "where am I" and it thinks I am somewhere in Griffith IN.  I am in Berwyn IL.  Am I being hacked? Or is Xfinity just locating incorrectly?

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Re: Computer reports incorrect location since xfinity install

You likely recently received a new / different WAN (public) IP address assignment to your connection from their DHCP server / IP address pool, and the rDNS / geolocation data that is associated with it is now incorrect for you as it previously belonged to someone else that lived in that area. Comcast shuffles blocks of IP addresses around the country all the time. ISP's don't correct this. A third party service does. Unfortunately, this is typically a *back-burner* thing to get corrected. The only thing that you can do is to report it. You can try this;

https://support.maxmind.com/geoip-data-correction-request/






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