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Location issue when logging into a store site

388 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 9:51 AM by bob.c RSS
bob.c Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 31, 2012 5:06 PM

When I log into a store site (Walmart, Lowe's, etc), using my iBook G4, the store locator thinks I am up in Maine, so I change the locator to my home town.  And the next time I log in, I am back to the Maine location.   Is there a system profile item or cookie for location?  I don't recall taking the laptop up to Maine on vacation or looking for items in stock in stores in Maine...... very odd.

G4 iMac flat panel, G4 iBook 12", G3 Wallstreet (OSX 10.2), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to bob.c)

    Hello,

     

    This is not anything to do with a location setup or where you use your iBook, but the IP address.

    These web sites will look at your IP address and from that it determines what part of the world or state (county) you are in. You would need to change to proxy server details in preferences > network or create a fix IP address on your router.

    You're best to web search on something like 'Change IP address Geographical Location'

     

    Best of luck

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