Websites state that I am living in france???

  mattyc_92 17:32 22 Aug 06

Hi guys (and girls).....
Strange one this is.... According to websites such as "", I am in france....
I have checked all my Firefox AND IE settings, and they are OK....

Anyone shed any light onto this? Running WinXP+SP2 with all windows updates

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:35 22 Aug 06

Who's your ISP? Orange?

  mattyc_92 17:36 22 Aug 06

Thanks for the reply....

AOL is my ISP (sorry forgot to mention that)

Here is a screendump of the sort of errors I get from websites (this one is from click here

  mattyc_92 18:21 22 Aug 06


  octal 18:54 22 Aug 06

It sounds like you are being routed through a proxy in France, try doing a trace route to see where you are being routed through.

Start => Run => CMD => tracert

Then type the web site starting www then post the results might be able to work it out.

  octal 18:57 22 Aug 06

Just as a matter of interest, this is what you should see:

traceroute click here
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
1 ( 8.423 ms 13.726 ms 12.324 ms
2 ( 6.954 ms 7.791 ms 8.893 ms
3 ( 11.107 ms 22.606 ms 11.603 ms
4 ( 10.948 ms 33.658 ms 8.589 ms
5 ( 7.150 ms 7.709 ms 12.859 ms
6 ( 16.963 ms 12.065 ms 11.738 ms
7 ( 18.667 ms ( 16.961 ms 15.743 ms
8 ( 14.917 ms 14.370 ms 8.032 ms
9 ( 13.322 ms 11.278 ms 9.398 ms

That's a route from me to PCA, line 2 is my local server at NTL Waltham Park.

  mattyc_92 18:58 22 Aug 06

Thanks for the reply...

Can you explain more in detail what I have to type in? As I don't think I follow... I understand all up to the typing "tracert" into the "Command Prompt", but don't follow the "commandline switches"

  mattyc_92 19:00 22 Aug 06

OK, i have messed around with the commandlines, and got it to work for this site (like you).

How do I "copy and paste" the text from the command prompt?

  octal 19:02 22 Aug 06

I'm using Linux, but I think its similar in Windows, in the command line type tracert then a space the the web site starting www, in other words don't include the starting http://

Don't worry about the command line switches, you don't need them unless you want to do something special.

  VoG II 19:02 22 Aug 06

lick the C:\ logo in the command window title bar. Edit > Sel;ect All. Edit > Copy.

  VoG II 19:03 22 Aug 06

That should be 'Click' LOL.

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