Websites state that I am living in france???

  mattyc_92 17:32 22 Aug 2006
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Hi guys (and girls).....
Strange one this is.... According to websites such as "launch.yahoo.com", I am in france....
I have checked all my Firefox AND IE settings, and they are OK....

Anyone shed any light onto this? Running WinXP+SP2 with all windows updates

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:35 22 Aug 2006

Who's your ISP? Orange?

  mattyc_92 17:36 22 Aug 2006

Thanks for the reply....

AOL is my ISP (sorry forgot to mention that)

Here is a screendump of the sort of errors I get from websites (this one is from launch.yahoo.com) click here

  mattyc_92 18:21 22 Aug 2006

bump

  octal 18:54 22 Aug 2006

It sounds like you are being routed through a proxy in France, try doing a trace route to see where you are being routed through.

Start => Run => CMD => tracert

Then type the web site starting www then post the results might be able to work it out.

  octal 18:57 22 Aug 2006

Just as a matter of interest, this is what you should see:

traceroute click here
traceroute to idg-web-01.idg.co.uk (80.84.160.17), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
1 10.3.244.1 (10.3.244.1) 8.423 ms 13.726 ms 12.324 ms
2 wapk-t2cam1-b-ge96.inet.ntl.com (80.1.170.197) 6.954 ms 7.791 ms 8.893 ms
3 popl-t3core-1b-ge-010-0.inet.ntl.com (195.182.175.233) 11.107 ms 22.606 ms 11.603 ms
4 pop-bb-b-so-020-0.inet.ntl.com (213.105.174.238) 10.948 ms 33.658 ms 8.589 ms
5 pop-bb-a-ge-000-0.inet.ntl.com (213.105.174.229) 7.150 ms 7.709 ms 12.859 ms
6 195.50.91.69 (195.50.91.69) 16.963 ms 12.065 ms 11.738 ms
7 ge-11-0.ipcolo2.london1.level3.net (4.68.116.42) 18.667 ms ge-11-1.ipcolo2.london1.level3.net (4.68.116.106) 16.961 ms 15.743 ms
8 unknown.level3.net (212.113.10.142) 14.917 ms 14.370 ms 8.032 ms
9 idg-web-01.idg.co.uk (80.84.160.17) 13.322 ms 11.278 ms 9.398 ms

That's a route from me to PCA, line 2 is my local server at NTL Waltham Park.

  mattyc_92 18:58 22 Aug 2006

Thanks for the reply...

Can you explain more in detail what I have to type in? As I don't think I follow... I understand all up to the typing "tracert" into the "Command Prompt", but don't follow the "commandline switches"

  mattyc_92 19:00 22 Aug 2006

OK, i have messed around with the commandlines, and got it to work for this site (like you).

How do I "copy and paste" the text from the command prompt?

  octal 19:02 22 Aug 2006

I'm using Linux, but I think its similar in Windows, in the command line type tracert then a space the the web site starting www, in other words don't include the starting http://

Don't worry about the command line switches, you don't need them unless you want to do something special.

  VoG II 19:02 22 Aug 2006

lick the C:\ logo in the command window title bar. Edit > Sel;ect All. Edit > Copy.

  VoG II 19:03 22 Aug 2006

That should be 'Click' LOL.

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