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STOP MY COMPUTER IDENTIFYING LOCATION


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Since locating for a while in France every time I use a site such as google.com (for example) I always get Google fr. I can opt for it in English but it still is the French site, I thought it might be my Netgear router that was identifying my location but Netgear say its the computer itself. Is there any way to fool it into thinking its in the UK? Cheers :)
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Google picks up on your connection to the Internet (your IP address) and from there will automatically offer you the appropriate language for your region which, being France, would be French. The router is a dumb box, for all it knows its in the middle of the Sahara, and wouldn't be able to tell any other device anything regarding location anyway.
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Have you tried typing www.google.co.uk in the address bar of your browser? With that you can then search 'all the web' or 'UK pages only' . You can save google.co.uk as a 'favourite' for quick access.
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Google picks up on your connection to the Internet (your IP address) and from there will automatically offer you the appropriate language for your region which, being France, would be French. The router is a dumb box, for all it knows its in the middle of the Sahara, and wouldn't be able to tell any other device anything regarding location anyway.

Ah well now I know and it appears i will have to put up with it. Thanks to you for the help, its much appreciated.
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Have you tried typing www.google.co.uk in the address bar of your browser? With that you can then search 'all the web' or 'UK pages only' . You can save google.co.uk as a 'favourite' for quick access.

Yes i have done that but of course it applies to other sites as well and therefore becomes irritating. Not to worry, thank you for your help it is appreciated.
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