Very Incorrect IP Address!

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Judge Debit asked 3 years ago

I'm trying to ask a question about my IP Address that doesn't appear to be answered in your "IP Address Geolocation Incorrect" article.
Essentially, my IP Address changes from Missouri to Nevada to Massachusetts and Kansas, on a seemingly rotating basis. The only problem is, I actually live in Vermont.
This is what your IP Lookup gave me:
Your Public IPv4 is: [removed]
Your IPv6 is: [removed]
Location: Las Vegas, NV US
ISP: Frantech Solutions

This is my configuration info:
Adapter Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter
DeviceGuid {6E7963CD-6361-4CBB-AC49-B4F64535BEE1}
LocalMac F0:03:8C:3B:52:73
SSID SprintWiFia-27EB7B
BSSType Infrastructure
Connection Id 0x2
Encryption: AES-CCMP
FIPS Mode: Disabled
802.1x Enabled: No
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : [removed]
Temporary IPv6 Address. ..[removed]
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . [removed]
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Sorry if it's too much info!
Thanks in advance!

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Hi Judge Debit,

I did a search for Frantech Solutions, the company that's tied to the IP address you posted. They appear to have data centers in several locations in the US and several overseas. Your real ISP may not be Frantech Solutions, but your ISP may be leasing IP addresses from them. When this happens, incorrect data shows in geolocation information. I also see your SSID is SprintWifia. Which most likely means that Frantech Solutions is not your ISP. This further leads me to believe that Sprint is either leasing IPs from Frantech or has been assigned IP addresses that formerly belonged to Frantech and Sprint has not updated ARIN/IANA with the correct information.

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