Questions tagged [geolocation]

Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as a radar, mobile phone or an internet-connected computer terminal.

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Google search returns results in wrong language on all workstations in a LAN

I'm system admin at network consisting of ~250 Win10 workstations, with Active Directory. Network is NATed behind a firewall (Fortigate FG-201F). Public IP address of our firewall is in the RIPE DB, ...
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Intermittent latency / lag in games and video conferencing (every 30 [33] seconds)

After using a decent tier laptop (Lenovo Yoga Slim, AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U CPU, 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD) for a couple of months my wife started to get latency spikes in League of ...
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Chrome : change Geolocation API provider

Chrome by default uses the Google Geolocation API (https://www.googleapis.com/geolocation/v1/geolocate?key=%GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY%) as a Geolocation provider. Is there a way on Chrome / ...
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How does Windows News & Interests still work if Location services are turned off?

In the latest Windows update, I have the News & Interests widget on my taskbar that shows me accurate weather info for my current location. I have Location turned off in my Windows settings, and ...
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how to manually set geographical position on linux using gpsfake and geoclue

fedora 34 gnome 40. I was trying to wipe out as many error messages in journalctl as possible when I came upon an error about the “geoclue” package timing out. I have a desktop with NO WIFI. there are ...
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Win 10 displays wrong location

Windows 10 has my location wrong (by 70 km). I have correctly set "default location" in Win 10 settings. It is not being used and is most probably overriden by "exact location" ...
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in windows' 'night light', how does windows determine what are the times for 'sunrise' and 'sunset'?

For example here how does windows know that sunset in my area is 7:05pm and sunrise in my area is 5:58am?
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in code better time format strategy. milliseconds or concat time string? [closed]

Which of these should I choose for time formatting? 1. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:34:10 PM GMT-04:00 2. 1591241594000 what answer should have I provided? I was guessing 2. but is there a ...
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Is possible to determine location on 3g/4g mifi-hotspot devices

I ask for... I use Huawi 4g router for internet connection. It is works outdoor and i use nanostation as datalink. can anyone determine my geolocation. if it possible how much meter accuarcy.
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Ability to group/sort files and folders by geolocation (and display it on map interface)

I'm searching for the ability to sort or better to say to group files and folders according to their geolocation tags (latitude and longitude). Also it would be great to see these files/folders on ...
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What determines the current browser location on desktop PC and how can it be changed?

When Google Chrome asks me to share my location with a website that uses the geolocation feature such as mycurrentlocation.net, and I allow it, the website locates me a few kilometers away in the next ...
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How to turn location ON on a Windows 10 device with Store Blocked

I have a windows 10 developer VM on Azure with MS Store locked by GPO. So, there is no Maps app. I have the location service turned on in Settings and Geolocation service running in service.msc. An ...
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Blocking entire countries with IPTABLES

I currently use -j DROP in my Linux based router commands to keep international spammers out of my Windows Server 2016 based server, and would like to block entire countries where the spammers ...
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Win 10 locations services locked to off -- how can I unlock them?

I have a personal Thinkpad P1 running Windows 10 Pro (version 1909, build 18363.535). I would like to turn on Location Services so that I can turn on Find My Device. However, when I go to Settings>...
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Windows location settings detecting location with VPN

I was just curious as to how windows 10 location services (the built into the operating system location tracking) knows your city even if you are using a VPN how would it know? I know I can turn this ...
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How to Enable Location Services on Google Chrome

When using Chrome, Google Maps can not find my location. It works with Safari and Firefox. I guess it has something to do with I can not add Chrome to Enable Location Services. These are my specs: ...
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Linux: manually set geographic position

I have a desktop workstation running Linux (Debian Sid, if relevant). It does not have GPS or other specific means to get its own geographic location (Gnome Maps correctly places it in Rome, Italy, ...
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probing data sources for ip adres information

I was reading this article on how ip to location services manage to determine a geolocation from an ip-adres. At some point the article said the following: A service might probe data sources where ...
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Trying to fake a location in web browser via Tor or a VPN but it’s not working

I would like to fake my location to one specific website, but it doesn't work. I tried two methods: I installed TunnelBear VPN and I allowed GhostBear and VigilantBear options. I installed Brave ...
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How does Windows locate me while my PC does not have GPS? [closed]

When I go to Google Maps in browser and press the 'Show Your Location' button, it shows exactly where I am. I was wondering how is that possible without GPS.
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How to find geolocation of a photo in Linux?

I have taken some photos on my Ubuntu machine, and I'd like to know whether they contain geolocation, and if so, what are they. How can I do that?
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How to prevent location-based page redirection.

I am trying to access the site https://www.uspoloassn.com/ but redirect me to http://la.uspoloassn.com/ (I'm from Mexico). I have tried using different browsers, deleting cookies and using a VPN as an ...
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Access Denied on South West Airlines

When going to the South West airlines homepage, I'm consistently getting: HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden - Access Denied: You don't have permission to access "http://www.southwest.com/" on this server. ...
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Exiftool's "-tagsfromfile" does not help recover all metadata (#iphone)

This is a long standing practical problem (more than one year). I always want to finish it, but every time I tried I failed. I have consulted several threads for it. I have a bunch of daily-life ...
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Rough location of Wifi device using 2 APs

I devised quite useful system of roughly locating where my wifi devices are by using signal strength from single AP. Basically, I know that when my phone is in bedroom - it's never more than -80 dBm. ...
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Azure VM IP and its geolocation

I shutdown my Azure VM everyday in the evening, when it comes online the following morning it gets a new public IP (which is fine for me). However the IP location if I do WHOIS lookup sometime shows ...
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How does my browser know my location when I am on VPN?

I saw a similar question (How does google know my real location even using VPN) but I don't think it quite answers the question. I want to know how does my browser know my geo location when I am on ...
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Run Programs at a specific physical (bureau) location

I use my laptop at multiple different workplaces, through the use of docking stations. One of these Workplaces (my home) has some specific hardware that requires specific software to run correctly, ...
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How to set location access for local html file in chrome

So i've built my own startpage and I'm using a weather API to display the local weather. Needless to say I don't want to give chrome explicit access to my location everytime i open a tab since I coded ...
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Geolocation through a personal OpenVPN

I set up a VPN using OpenVPN on my private server based in a datacenter in France (Gravelines). Everything works fine, my client IP is modified and appear to be in France : Informations provided by ...
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Find out if my computers have location (GPS) hardware

How can I find out if my (Windows 7) desktop and laptop computers have hardware that can provide the current geolocation?
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Locate a lost Windows 10 laptop

A mate of mine has lost a laptop on a bus and wishes to find it. As far as I know, Windows 10 offers GPS tracking features, but that has to be turned on before the device was lost. The laptop was an ...
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Geolocation Extension showing white map

I recently installed an extension to firefox (the only compatible browser) so that I could change the location the browser viewed me in. It's called Geolocater and it allows you to change which ...
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How to tell Google Geolocation that I moved home and took my Wifi networks with me?

I've just moved home (same town, another neighborhood) and took my 3 Wifi Access Points to the new home. I use the same old SSIDs. Google Geolocation API sees those SSIDs with those MAC Addresses and ...
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Getting wrong GEO Location - How can I fix it?

So I did multiple ip searches on multiple websites and the Geographical location is Sri Lanka. It shows IPS is DataShack, LC The real location should be Kansas City, MO. USA My server's ip is 199.168....
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What geolocation information can be gleaned from first 3 parts of the IP address?

I am working on a non-security related research project where we have a list of anonymized IP addresses with the last 3 digits (the last block) masked. The project is about tracking attention to the ...
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What app used my location?

Sometimes the location circle thing pops up in my systray indicating that something has requested my location. In the Windows 10 Privacy Location settings, I can see what can use my location, but is ...
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Is it possible to password-lock Windows 10 only in my office?

I work in a shared office and I use two computers: a desktop which stays in the office and locks with a password (running linux), and my personal laptop which I carry around with me (running Windows). ...
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Changing google language

My question is simple: how can I change google language? When I visit www.google.com it writes response code 302 moved and redirect me to www.google.tk. I've changed the language setting in chrome, I ...
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IP has my listed in wrong state... how do I change this? [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, but my IP has me listed in Nebraska, and I'm in Atlanta, GA. It's becoming a nuisance because every search engine shows me Nebraska ...
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How is wifi used to detect network location? [duplicate]

On my iPhone, when WiFi is turned off and I use GPS/Navigation apps, the phone suggests that I should turn on WiFi for improved location accuracy. If I have WiFi turned on and am not connected to a ...
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Fake GPS location on Windows 10 hosted network

I recently made a hosted network in my Windows 10 following these steps: link So I was wondering if there is a way I can fake my gps location and change it to whatever point in the map I want. Is it ...
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How to get a computer's internet (IP address) location using command line?

How to get a computer's internet (IP address) location using command line? For example, using curl or wget?
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Set geo location manually on Windows 10

Is there a way I can set the Windows 10 geo location manually? There is little information about this on the web.
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How to enable the geographical location of the image seen for the lock screen in Windows 10?

I upgraded my laptop system from Windows 8 to Windows 10, I can see different lock screens, but my friend who upgraded her system from Windows 7 to Windows 10 can see the geographical location of ...
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Can you approximate a server's location?

Me and a colleague are having an argument whether or not the SaaS application we use is hosted in the US or in the EU. The contract says EU. Various traceroutes (example from home below) say US. In ...
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When using a WAN, which state will appear on a Geolocation Scan?

Let's say I work for a coffee shop chain and their WAN is routed out of Florida. If my coffee shop is in NJ, will my IP address appear as NJ or FL?
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Why does Google use the IP address of local DNS servers to locate me?

Assuming that Google can figure out where a machine (with its given IP address) is roughly located, why doesn't Google use the IP address of a machine versus using the IP address of a local DNS server ...
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Location services on smartphones - which physical network does it use? [closed]

I was pleasantly surprised to find that my iPhone was able to detect my location in India despite disabling my expensive data roaming (I live in the USA and use AT & T). I did have my cellular ...
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manually configure browser location

I'm using a work computer behind a corporate proxy. Because the proxy is in a different state, websites that identify location think I am in a completely different location than I actually am. Is ...
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