1. buzzinhornets's Avatar
    So at work, I use vmware virtual machine with XP and Tether so that I can browse websites that my corp firewall blocks... I noticed that some sites, like forums, say 'your ip has been blocked by administrator'... so I run a whatsmyip lookup and see that 70% of the time when tethering, my IP is Ft Lauderdale florida, and 30% it's new york city. I'm in Canada on Bell.

    How is the ip address assigned when tethering? And why would some sites not like that Ft Lauderdale ip?

    10-01-10 02:17 PM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    It depends on the BIS/BES server that you are currently connected to. that would supply the "location" deal.

    And there are certain sites that do not allow streaming media form other regions. I know that for a fact. There is a site that frequently visit that ends in .co.uk and i cannot stream media via tethering . but if i am on Wi-Fi it works perfectly.
    10-01-10 02:51 PM