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Can someone explain how this situation could happen?


I was using an AirVPN server in the Netherlands (I am in Germany).


I switched to a US server to access a disposable gmail account I set up previously from an AirVPN IP that was in the US.

Gmail did not want to let me sign in because it said I was in a "different location" from my usual one.


The interesting part is this:

Gmail showed me my IP (the AirVPN IP in the US) BUT showed me my location was "Netherlands".


I checked my IP address several times and all the IP sites showed the AirVPN IP and location US.


So how did Gmail get the IP right (AirVPN US IP) but still get the location wrong (Netherlands...not US and not the real location Germany)?



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