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Windows 8 is showing the wrong location in some apps which are location-sensitive, putting me 300 miles or so away. How can I correct this problem?

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Are you using 3G? –  ekaj Dec 27 '12 at 18:48
    
I suspect this is a duplicate of another question. Please see here for a more information. superuser.com/questions/498399/… –  Tyler Szabo May 9 at 4:40
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According to this Microsoft article, location can be determined from the sources such as:

  • Wi-Fi triangulation
  • IP address resolution
  • Cell phone tower triangulation
  • Global Position System (GPS)

If your sources are either Wi-Fi or, if you only have a wired network connection, read on:

The Windows Location Provider uses data from Wi-Fi access points to calculate latitude and longitude. Locations calculated from Wi-Fi data are accurate to within 350 meters in urban areas.

When Wi-Fi data is not available, the Windows Location Provider uses IP address resolution to get approximate location with an accuracy of 50 kilometers.

If your location data is coming over GPS or some other source, please provide further details.

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