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Standard User Montypines
(newbie) Sat 23-Nov-13 13:21:49
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Lottery thinks I'm NOT in the UK


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This has happened several times over the past month. When I try to logon to the Lottery (which has worked for me for years) it says I'mOutside the UK. Why?
I'm with TTalk (was Tiscali) my IP when blocked starts 88, then next day is 78 = OK. "Whatsmyip" says I'm in the UK - Lincolnshire!! SO why does the Lottery NOT?
Is it TTalk or Lottery having the Problem.
Will TT pay me my millions If I would have won the Jackpot.
Thanks TTalk for saving my £2!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 23-Nov-13 14:36:00
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Probably just national lottery that has not updated its database.

The joys of trying to restrict material via GEO ip systems

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Nov-13 16:47:13
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Maybe not. Years ago when I used to play Quake2 on line (with Easynet adsl), I sometimes ended up with a ping of 300 rather than the usual 50/60 ish.

Doing a traceroute when this happened saw my connection went from me to London->Germany->London->quake2 server.

Nick


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 23-Nov-13 17:10:21
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Routing via Germany should not affect a system detecting you as a UK IP address.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Montypines
(newbie) Sun 24-Nov-13 10:22:21
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Thanks - still not in UK today. IP same, Have written to lottery for their version. Will rebooting router help?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 24-Nov-13 10:24:48
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It should do, and include a whois of your IP address, as this will show it is a GB registered IP block

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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 24-Nov-13 18:38:03
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When ADSL24 left Entanet and started supplying their own IP address, there were lots of issues with sites not recognizing a UK IP. I emailed Sky and gave them proof i was in the UK and they added the IP range to their list
Standard User Montypines
(newbie) Mon 25-Nov-13 17:26:50
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Switched router off last night. Back o this morning and now I can waste my money on the Lottery. Still got a 88 IP address but different.
Standard User FraserSoft
(member) Mon 25-Nov-13 18:36:35
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I have been getting that every time I go to sign since joining Virgin Media a few weeks ago, I just click accept and logging in isn't a problem
Standard User Montypines
(newbie) Mon 25-Nov-13 19:56:08
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I didn't get "accept" it just stopped me.
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