My computer thinks I'm in Canada?

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  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    A few days ago all websites I visit such as Google and Yahoo redirect me to the Canadian sites. I get google.ca and even my fantasy baseball yahoo page goes to yahoo canada sports. What's up with this? My roommate, using a Macbook as well with the same wireless connection, isn't experiencing this. Has anyone heard of such a thing and/or a way to fix this? I live in NYC by the way.
     
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    Jeeze I don't think anybody deserves being demoted to a Canadian..:eek::p

    Anyway, try clearing you cookies/cache.
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    The point is... you ARE in Canada.

    CANADA PURCHASES NEW YORK STATE
    The Canadian Purchase of New York State (French: Achat canadien de l'état de New-York) was the acquisition by Canada of 401.92 square miles of the United States' New York state on this day, July 5th, 2008 at 1:05 a.m., EST. The cost was the equivalent of the number of Canadiens upset about Rodgers iPhone pricing (35,385 and counting). Due to this sudden and so recent change of events, all computers actively in the former state of New York will undergo a change in which their web browsers will redirect the user to Canadian sites. As there are so many users, the change will take quite some time to complete.


    ...Reset your cookies and clear the cache. (Safari menu > Reset Safari.)
     
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    I think it's a Google issue; I'm seeing the same thing here.
     
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    It's perfectly natural. We have no chance of global domination through military might or economic prowess, so we began our takeover through the best means available to us: teh Internets!!1!
     
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  8. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Reseting cookies and clearing cache didn't do the trick. The horror! Get me back to the States!!
     
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    *claps hands..


    Superb sir , absolutely superb .


    To the OP , maybe install Firefox & try & see if the same things happen.
     
  10. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Firefox has the same issue.
     
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    CANADA? eh?
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    Reboot your Router or leave it switched off for 1 minute and plug it back in.

    (remember to keep all the login info on the router in a safe place)

    Edit> sorry just realized that you are on the same router with a guy who has no issue with the Canada thing.

    Reboot the Macbook ?!
     
  13. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've rebooted. Installed the OS X update. Rebooted again. Cleared Safari and Firefox cookies and cache. This is absurd.
     
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    I don't suppose your mate, the one with whom you share a router, might have done something with your computer by way of a friendly prank?
     
  16. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ISP is Time Warner.

    My roommate is completely computer illiterate. A prank is not an option.
     
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    Is your Region under International in System Preferences set to "United States?"
     

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    Where did you buy this thing?

    www.apple.com/ca

    CA means Canada not California
     
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    Up here in the Great White North nobody cares much about Fantasy Baseball, we're all about the Fantasy Curling. My fantasy curling co-ed all-star team has Colleen Jones, Randy Firby, Kevin Martin, and of course the incredibly hot Sandra Schmirler. You can keep your cute little white balls and dainty bats, we toss hundred-pound granite rocks around with whisk brooms! :D
     
  22. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The target on the map is in the middle of the Indian Ocean. What gives with this? Time Warner must be serving up some boot leg internets.

    For the previous poster, I know .ca is Canada that's why I mentioned I get google.ca. I've had my Macbook for a year and a half so it's not a new computer.
     
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    Did you check & see what your IP comes up as yet ?
     
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