Why does it say I am using Vodafone NZ?

I'm not! I'm using the Australian NBN satellite provider SkyMesh. Is there an IP address table somewhere, which is not correct?

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  • RobinRobin Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 3,706
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    Hi @Nistrod
    Can you check under Fing mobile app as well if it shows Vodafone or something different. For ISP name detection, I would like to tell you that we use GEOIP2 City Database API by MaxMind. And they update their database every week. If the Fing App shows a different ISP name rather than what you use, It is because the same name is picked up GEOIP2 City Database. The ISP name is identified based on the public IP address by Fing App and then it is matched against the GEOIP2 City Database API. 
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  • NistrodNistrod Member Posts: 2
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    OK. The mobile app shows that same info. I'm not sure what address it is looking up:
    >tracert 8.8.8.8
    Tracing route to dns.google [8.8.8.8]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    
      1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  wifi-lounge.rebix.com [192.168.17.9]
      2   620 ms   637 ms   636 ms  10.92.201.45
      3   674 ms   678 ms   798 ms  10.99.0.25
      4   693 ms   646 ms   636 ms  202.177.219.113
      5   634 ms   626 ms   637 ms  15169.syd.equinix.com [45.127.172.73]
      6   622 ms   628 ms   635 ms  108.170.247.33
      7   786 ms   639 ms   676 ms  209.85.250.139
      8   605 ms   636 ms   678 ms  dns.google [8.8.8.8]
    
    Trace complete.
    
    Not a big issue, but can we update them?
    Cheers

  • RobinRobin Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 3,706
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    Hi @Nistrod
    In this case, I would advice you to get in touch with ISP and ask if they have changed anything. As stated, we are using GEOIP2 and it makes use of your public IP address to know the ISP name. And right now, your Public IP address is identifying it as Vodafone.
    Robin (Admin at Fing)
    Getting Started? Please refer to Community guidelines & Community User Guides("Helping Hand"). HAPPY POSTING!!!
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