Default location on internet


bha19

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So this might not be Windows 11 directly, but I live in New Jersey and when I shop online some stores say my default store is in Kansas and some say elsewhere. I can click change default, but why is there such a difference? It is not just shopping as well with some other sites. In Windows 11 I have set my default location to my address.
 

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It's the poorly designed web site(s) ... they just pick a location, any location, why not choose "a location of last resort" (i.e. it hasn't got a clue, so it'll pick anywhere knowing the user will correct it, anyway).

I live in Australia, and some of my local companies can't even identify my nearest store based on my post (your zip) code input. Pure laziness on the part of web site designers, they know I'll manually change to the correct nearest store to check stock availability, so why put too much effort into geo design components.
 

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So this might not be Windows 11 directly, but I live in New Jersey and when I shop online some stores say my default store is in Kansas and some say elsewhere. I can click change default, but why is there such a difference? It is not just shopping as well with some other sites. In Windows 11 I have set my default location to my address.


Frequently I get suggestions for the city 80 miles to the East but then that's where my ISP is located. I have seen the situation with a couple of clients that use a VPN, one was the other side of the country.
 

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    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
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    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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    Dell Vostro 5890
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    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
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    16GB
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    24" Dell
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    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
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    Firefox, Edge
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    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Do you use any special DNS or VPN?
 

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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
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    custom build
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    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
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    GA-Z170-HD3P
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    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
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    IG - Intel 530
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    Samsung 226BW
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    1680x1050
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    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
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    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
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    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
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    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
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    500 Mb/s
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    Firefox 64
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    Windows 7 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Asus Q550LF
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    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
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    Asus Q550LF
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    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
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    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
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    Realtek
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    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
My internet is the new Verizon 5G home and the reception is great since there is a tower near my home. Even when I had Xfinity I had the same trouble, but never Kansas.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    digital storm
    CPU
    i7-9700f
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    32 g
    Graphics Card(s)
    rtx 2070 super

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