Jump to content
  • 0

Weird Geolocation Issues

Rate this question




Let me say upfront the vpn service is working and I am not reporting it is down in any way.

What I am wondering about is some weird geolocation issues that have no explanation. 

Whether I use a router based client for permanent connection or a software based client on Windows this issues still occur. And they only seem to start in the last month or so.

I. If I connect to speedtest.net and let it select the best server I am always presented with a list of test servers in NE France which is really strange.

2. When using Youtube it is clear it thinks I am India and presents default videos from that country, also bizarre.

If I use https://torguard.net/whats-my-ip.php the locations are always in the US whether on the router openvpn client or a window pc based client which is good.

These issues are annoyances only but it makes me wonder how reliable the geolocation actually is? Is there something to configure to prevent this issue?

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 answer to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Probably numerous factors - whether they've reallocated any IPs from blocks they control, whether those servers are new acquisitions and the previous holder of the IP was in those countries, or whether the public geoip databases have updated yet. I've not had any wrong country geolocations on UK servers I've tried so far, but I've not tried many in the US.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...