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IP Address in Different State

November 4, 2007 at 17:19:58
Specs: Windows XP, 2Ghz/1GB

I live in Southern California and I have cable internet which usually runs at 7-8 Mbps. I noticed I was having buffering problems watching movies on Netflix the other day, so I did a bandwidth test and it came back at only 900 kbps, I haven't seen it that slow for a few years. I tried another bandwidth tester and it showed the nearest server as Chicago, usually it's Los Angeles. I did an IP address locator and it shows Iowa as my location! I reset my router a few times and, as expected, this didn't do anything. I decided to wait a week to see if it goes back to normal and it has been one week and nothing has changed. I would call my ISP, but they are completely clueless and it will take weeks to get anything fixed. I had intermittent service a few months ago and it took them 3 months to 'fix it' they claimed there was nothing wrong, even though I saw one of their service trucks down the street the day it miraculously fixed itself. Oh, and I did a trace route and my traffic is going to Los Angeles then to Iowa and then back to Los Angeles and then finally off to its destination.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.-Albert Einstein


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#1
November 4, 2007 at 17:31:30

Well, if they won't give you a straight answer, go with another ISP. Since you live in Los Angeles, there should be no real problem getting someone else.

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#2
November 4, 2007 at 18:29:48

Goofy routers.

Guess it might have something to do with the fire also????

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you peanut.


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#3
November 4, 2007 at 18:51:01

Actually I live about 200 miles from Los Angeles and we only have one cable provider in this town (They have the monopoly and they take advantage of it) and since I live 10 miles from town I can't get DSL. Oh well, I guess I'll call them tomorrow.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.-Albert Einstein


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