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For Google you should favorite www.google.com/ncr. This will always bring you to the main US search page. The ncr stands for "no country redirect". Setting that as your homepage would be a good start. As previously pointed out, websites are using geolocation based on your IP, which is a best guess attempt. Specific websites might let you set a location ...


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Short answer: You are seeing the request to Skyhook Wireless because they have the geographic database that Apple uses for Core Location in the operating system. Longer answer: Skyhook Wireless is the company with the geographic database about WiFi access points that is used for the new location services (Core Location) in OS X Snow Leopard. Core ...


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They are most likely looking up your IP address and using that to redirect you. I just flat out wouldn't use Bing. I would give TOR a try, but you might suffer from the same problem with respect to you don't know where you're going to end up IP address wise. You could be tunneling out of Germany or the States. Look into paid proxies or use an SSH tunnel ...


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Use an internet proxy based in the US.


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IP addresses aren't assigned to individual subscribers, but rather to an ISP or large organization. The ISP takes an IP address from the range of addresses it has been assigned and then gives one (or more) to each of their subscribers. Usually, the subscribers' addresses don't follow any set pattern and there's no guarantee that a particular IP address ...


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Probably the IP address belongs to the airport (from which your internet access is coming, since there's no cell signal at the plane's altitude) or to a nearby tower (which might as well be installed in the airport), and the internet connection is just relayed to the aircraft. Doing some searching around, I found this: How does Wi-Fi work on airplanes?, ...


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In order to get this working on a laptop, you'll need to have support "throughout the stack" as follows: Driver support - The laptop must have hardware drivers that can recognize the GPS device and interface with it, whether it's over USB or some other protocol. The drivers are usually implemented in the kernel, but if you know for a fact that you have ...


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It may be a bit obvious, but have you tried using a proxy? If it is your browser configuration, I recommend getting a firefox extension called User Agent Switcher. It lets you control the exact browser/OS info that gets sent to websites, which if you bought Windows there, it may be advertising that your from Brazil.


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whether they also store a huge database of wireless AP points, Well, that's one way of how it works, according to their blog: Google Maps asks your web browser for your location. Typically, your browser uses information about the Wi-Fi access points around you to estimate your location. If no Wi-Fi access points are in range, or your ...


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It's mostly up to the browser to implement. One example, which is used on the iPhone & iPod touch to help determine location, is SkyHook Wireless. From the Maps help page: The feature is available in browsers that support the new Geolocation feature. This feature may be built in to the browser itself, or can be provided by the Gears browser ...


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Over the long term, history demonstrates it to be markedly inaccurate and unreliable. IP addresses, postcodes, and the like, were not invented to directly encode geographical locations. That is, simply, not their purpose. IP addresses are used for routing network traffic around Internet, and postcodes are used by postal services to route mail through a ...


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Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings. In the dialog that appears, scroll down to the "Location" section. Click Manage exceptions. Source: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=142065 Also be sure to check all ...


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Facebook among other sites use comprehensive IP GeoLocation databases. You cannot alter these databases, but maybe your ISP has given you an address which is listed as being a CA IP. On a site like IP2Location.com, you can check if the info provided about your IP address is correct.


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Windows 7 needs a sensor installed to provide the services (Google) with information pertinent to the service. One such sensor is Geosense which will provide the behavior you are looking for. The sensor currently supports Google Location Services via IP/WiFi. The framework exists within Windows 7 but it still requires 3rd party implementations which will ...


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In theory, there is, based on finding the network latency between the IP address and a large number of routers with known locations. See this paper. I'm not aware of any commercial implementations, and it would be a lot of work to implement for yourself.


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With a little time delay from your question but... you can set the geolocation provider modifying the file "Local State" inside the Chrome installation dir User Data/ There is the geolocation tag and you can set the URL and the token you will use.


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I've also been looking for this kind of program. The best I've found is Jarvis. It is still in early stages of development but looks hopeful.


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The Gears API page describes how it works. The Geolocation API provides the best estimate of the user's position using a number of sources (called location providers). These providers may be onboard (GPS for example) or server-based (a network location provider). The getCurrentPosition and watchPosition methods support an optional parameter of type ...


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I've been massively frustrated with the language changing across Google services. Pages would appear in Swedish regardless of my Google profile or browser settings. I just found that setting the language in Google Search Settings magically seems to work as kind of a master switch for other Google services as well (how's that for consistency) - at least with ...


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Try clicking the "no country redirection" link Go to Google.com on the main Google search page. My link should also do the same thing and may immediately fix your problem. This is designed to be a toggle between the generic .com and local country-based page. Some more information on this problem can be found here.


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Websites don't actually know where you are. Some make a best guess based on information such as IP address or language settings. The only way they can know for sure is if you tell them explicitly. If you have a Google account you can do this by going to the account preferences and locating 'edit your personal info'. There you should find an option to set ...


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A lot of websites allow you to store preferences for language and/or region. See e.g. http://www.google.com/preferences If you use igoogle http://www.google.com/ig/settings you can even specify your location. Within some browser (at least in IE, I assume others have that as well) you can also specify preferred languages. This might influence the behaviour ...


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if you go to www.google.com/ncr <-- no country redirect it will stay there. Probably works for www.google.other_domains


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If you are interesting on how the Wireless geolocation in HTML 5 and traditional IP address geolocation technology work, please read this information from the article HTML 5 Geolocation API & IP Geolocation provided by IP2Location.com . It is very useful for understanding between the MAC address works difference than IP address.


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As mentioned in another answer, locationd is the daemon (system process) responsible for Snow Leopard's new Core Location service, which uses the Skyhook WiFi location database to (attempt to) ascertain your location based on the WiFi access points your Mac "sees." However, disabling the "automatically update time zone" in Date and Time Preferences does NOT ...


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If you have the money getting a private proxy service is pretty cheap and easy. Look around for US based proxy services that will filter your traffic through it's US servers and back out into the web. That way all websites will think your traffic is originating in the US.


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You could investigate using a proxy server in the target country. That would present a local IP address to the target website and should achieve what you want.


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It's not (usually) possible to locate further than the IP pool without personal data from the ISP. For this reason, you're getting the approximate location of the server serving the IP addresses rather than the location of the person using it.


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This is an HTTP-based service where router MAC addresses are mapped to approximate GPS coordinates from other data sources. That's a weird statement, IMO. MAC addresses are unique hardware identifiers; they are not location-based. I could take a router anywhere and plug it in and get on the Internet. In IPv4, MAC addresses are only sent in packets ...


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I was looking for this, too, and failed to find one... So, I wrote one! It's pretty simple at the moment, but it seems to basically work. I called it get-location, and you can get it from github (follow the link, above). For the moment, I just print out the second location I receive from the service (I skip the first one, since it can be cached and old – ...



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