I am in Main Land USA ...north east coast to be exact ...my flash player thinks i am in China ....
it gives me the error "this player is not compatible with your region"
My provider is comcast
i am on PC
i am NOT using a VPN
Can i get some help please? it was working fine yesterday
To be clear, Flash Player running on your machine sends a message to a service running in the cloud. That service looks at the origin of the request and determines where it originated. I'm not seeing a flood of these in a way that would suggest that there was a large scale routing problem or something.
I don't know what browser or operating system we're talking about, but there are reasons (none of them good) for why your traffic might be getting routed through another country.
I'd recommend a couple things:
If you're still having problems after that, please reply and I'll walk you through collecting some forensics so that we can better understand what's happening. I'll also ask around to make sure nobody is aware of something weird happening in the field, but the geolocation techniques we're using are proven at scale, and they've been working well for a long time.
The most benign rationale I can think of is that there was a routing misconfiguration at the global telecomm level (those sometimes happen, but tend to get noticed and corrected very quickly) that was causing your traffic to take a pretty wild route to us, but if there are any cached vestiges of that on your network or machine, rebooting should solve those, so please actually do the reboots.