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How is IP address determined ?


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#1 seraphin

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:16 PM

I recently moved to NYC and have subscribed to Time Warner for the internet service.

Today using a new laptop to login my Facebook account, I got a email from Facebook saying

Operating System: Windows 7
Browser: Firefox
Location: Herndon, VA, US (IP=xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxx:xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx)

 

OS and Brower are correct. Even the IP is correct (Google's find_your_IP_address shows the same address). But why is it "located" in VA?

 

And if I use another site to find out my IP (e.g. http://whatismyipaddress.com/), it shows a "different" IP (all numbers, whereas Facebook and Google detect an alphanumeric IP). The IP shown by whatismyipaddress is located in NYC.

 

Hopefully I am just being paranoid, but why would Faceook/Google detect an IP that is in VA ?? Am I being hacked? And why would another IP detection website locate my IP to be in NY ??

 

Any insight will be appreciated. Thank you.



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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

Time Warner has buildings all over the planet. The main office is in New York City,

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner

 

and one of their offices is in Herndon, VA

 

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Time+Warner+herndon%2C+va






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