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Update Your IP Address Location

This page requires you to approve the usage of browser location services. You should see a pop-up requesting authorization to share your physical location. Please select Share/Allow to continue. Please wait while we attempt to determine your location using the browser's W3C services - this may take a few seconds.

By updating your location you’re doing yourself a favor. The Internet uses different geolocation services to develop a general idea of where Internet users are located based on their IP addresses. When accurate, these services can provide you with timely, useful information, such as:

  • Nearby gas stations
  • Local hotels
  • Closest restaurants
  • Banks and ATMS
  • Driving/travel routes; traffic information
  • Location/hours of retail stores
  • Local events and activities

This is especially valuable when you’re on the road and using different Internet connections, whether you’re five miles from home or 500 miles. IMPORTANT: Geolocation details do not reveal your name, address or precise location.

You can update your location at whenever you’re online.

Note: This page performs a comparison of several geolocation service providers: W3C Geolocation, Quova, Maxmind, and IP2Location. The W3C Geolocation service determines location by the browser providing GPS location (if available) and signal strengths of visible Wi-Fi announcements. Each provider determines the location by its own internal processes and data sources. Once enough results are gathered, we'll provide general feedback as to the accuracy of each of the geolocation providers.

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