3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 9:51 AM by bob.c
bob.c Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • bob.c Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi y'all - still looking for a location code on my iBook.  Anyone have a suggestion?  Thanks!

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)



    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

  • bob.c Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Knucklesmac:

         You nailed it... I went to the web search for instructions and found out why the address comes up as Maine: the RoadRunner host name's web address says "maine.res.rr.com" and is located in Windom ME.  Hence the stores in that locale show up as my local stores.  The website I went to (WhatIsMyIPAddress.com) also suggested at ways to adjust the address but I am not going there just yet.  I'll read up more on the subject, and try it later.  But now I know why I keep ending up in Maine!  Thanks for your help/