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Thread: I am tethering, why does it think I'm in Kansas?

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    I am tethering, why does it think I'm in Kansas?

    So, I rooted, installed 2.1 / buglessbeast, and am using tethering with my Moto Droid. I connected to my macbook, and connected to speedtest.net.

    So, why does speedtest.net think my closest server is in Witchita, Kansas, when I am sitting in downtown Miami, FL? Maybe I am just paranoid, but it seems strange that my closest server is Kansas, when this is supposed to be a wifi connection...
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    what does speedtest show if you come from the phone itself?
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    Possibility your cell phone is connecting through Wichita...I wouldn't sweat it.
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    Thats where your IP hails from. Its like that for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Kansas View Post
    There's no place like home.
    I've been there before, there ain't **** there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Kansas View Post
    There's no place like home.
    I've been there before, there ain't **** there.
    Friends on your definition of ****, but there ain't **** lots of places...
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    Guys, I guess my "Little bit of knowledge" is a bad thing. It just seems strange that verizon would let their network take the hit by allowing so much data through their network the whole frigging way back to Witchita, when they could jump it OFF their network here in Miami (Home of the 2nd largest tier 1 NAP in the country), and let the internet do all the routing and transport of the packets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silastic Armorfiend View Post
    Guys, I guess my "Little bit of knowledge" is a bad thing. It just seems strange that verizon would let their network take the hit by allowing so much data through their network the whole frigging way back to Witchita, when they could jump it OFF their network here in Miami (Home of the 2nd largest tier 1 NAP in the country), and let the internet do all the routing and transport of the packets...
    with the packets going that far, you know they're watching you and determining the bill right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Kansas View Post
    Friends on your definition of ****, but there ain't **** lots of places...
    As in, drive and drive and drive and see nothing.
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