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geoffl

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    How does google know where I am
    « on: October 14, 2012, 07:34:41 PM »
    Hi,
    I have just arrived in Washing DC from Australia. Google is asking me to enter a valid Australian zip code. I have changed language and region settings in control panel. What else do I have to do?
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    Re: How does google know where I am
    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 10:42:17 PM »
    What specific problem do you have in relation to changing your current location? Is it the search filter result, domain, google account and have you seen this?

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      Re: How does google know where I am
      « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 07:54:32 AM »
      Search results.

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      Re: How does google know where I am
      « Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 10:44:12 AM »
      if you brought your computer with you, it could be cookies.
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        Re: How does google know where I am
        « Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 05:44:56 PM »
        I have used Internet options to delete cookies. Is there somewhere I should look?

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        Re: How does google know where I am
        « Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 06:10:32 PM »
        When in USA...
        Google for Australia is:  www.google.com.au
        Google for USA is:  www.google.com

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          Re: How does google know where I am
          « Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 06:25:22 PM »
          Thanks for that. I changed to google.com and my location changed to Washington. Why If my computer is told it is in the US does google.com.au come up?

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            Re: How does google know where I am
            « Reply #7 on: October 15, 2012, 06:36:54 PM »
            I'm guessing that google.com.au was set as a default at some point. I don't even know why Google would ask for a zip code (except shopping?), and I've never seen that happen before.

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            Re: How does google know where I am
            « Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 10:55:05 AM »
            Thanks for that. I changed to google.com and my location changed to Washington. Why If my computer is told it is in the US does google.com.au come up?
            ISP's in different countries have different DNS server locations.