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msk5kids

join:2011-11-14
Albany, GA

[GA] Geolocation problems with new IP address: ALBANY, GA

During the night of August 18, 2013 my cable modem rebooted, and my IP address changed from 173.x.x.x to 50.x.x.x. The IP geolocation services used by many websites indicate that my new IP address is located in MINNEAPOLIS, MN, but I live in ALBANY, GA.

- Google flagged my next login as suspicious probably because I live in GA and not MN.
- Typing "pizza" into Google shows restaurants in Springfield, MN.
- Visiting ATT.com shows "MINNEAPOLIS, MN".

It's such an inconvenience when the IP address does not indicate my hometown. Nothing changed on my side with regard to my router, so I'm trying to understand why my new IP address is from MN. Is this occurring with anyone else?


MediacomChad
Mediacom Social Media Relations Team
Premium,VIP
join:2010-01-20
Gulf Breeze, FL
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There are a few 3rd party companies who tag IP's based upon location. When a new scope of IP's is released in a new area it takes some time to change the location. We don't have any affiliation with the geolocation companies, so it will be up to them to change the location tags of the IP so things will show up in the proper area. Hope this sheds some light on the situation and I wish we could manually change your location for you, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way.
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MediacomChad
Mediacom Social Media Relations Team
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