0

In Facebook, go to "Settings" > "Security and login" > "Where You're Logged In", and hover the mouse over the characters which describe your location. You should see your IP.

But when I do it, its not matching my actual IP (now, because apparently it always matched before).

I'm not using a VPN or a proxy, and I'm not accessing Facebook from any other devices. What could be happening?

closed as off-topic by kasperd, schroeder Dec 30 '17 at 8:39

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question does not appear to be about Information security within the scope defined in the help center." – schroeder
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 5
    How did you check your actual IP? Maybe that service isn't working properly? – Tom K. Nov 16 '17 at 14:37
  • 1
    @Anders: It should only show the IP of the session you are currently using to check the IP. – Tom K. Nov 16 '17 at 14:39
  • As to how I'm checking my IP, its Using # curl -s checkip.dyndns.org | sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//' And 'my ip' in google. I guess It can't go wrong,, – galmeida Nov 16 '17 at 15:28
  • make sure your not comparing your local ip with Facebook instead of you actual remote ip – Keith M Nov 17 '17 at 23:30
  • Have you done a lookup on the IP address to see which network it belongs to? That might give you additional clues. – Julian Knight Nov 25 '17 at 0:34
1

There are quite a few apps that interface with FB. In addition to flat out showing the wrong location for an IP, I suspect FB gets confused and maybe shows your location as the most frequently logged in location rather than most recent or currently active login. I have a calendar app that syncs my FB events to my google calendar on the hour. Logging out of FB, clearing my web cache, and logging back in doesn't fix the location issue.

After "ending all activity" on the FB Security and Login settings, which forced my calendar app and all the others (like Bumble) to disconnect, then logging back in, my location corrected. It also corrected to my actual location, rather than just my ISP's central location.

This is hardly a fix or an answer to the problem, but it's a way to get your location corrected if you're willing to give up the utility of FB interfacing apps.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.