How accurate is MaxMind?
MaxMind tests the accuracy of the GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy Databases on a periodic basis. In our recent tests, the downloadable databases were 99.8% accurate on a country level, 80% accurate on a state level in the US, and 68% accurate for cities in the US within a 50 kilometer radius.
Is Geo IP reliable?
IP based geolocation services provide 55 percent to 80 percent accuracy for a user’s region or state. And they provide 50 percent to 75 percent accuracy for a user’s city. In practice, the actual accuracy may vary from provider to provider and depending on the location of the device.
What is the best IP lookup service?
Top 10 Best IP Geolocation APIs.
How accurate is geolocation API?
It has the highest accuracy; in most Android smartphones, the accuracy can be up to 10 metres. Mobile phone tracking is used if a cellphone or wireless modem is used without a GPS chip built in.
Is IP address exact?
When using an IP address lookup tool, users often think they are going to find the exact location of an IP address. This is simply not true. No IP address database can provide the exact physical address of an IP address location. At best, you’ll get the exact city in which the user of the IP is located.
Can an IP address be wrong?
IP address geolocation is never 100% accurate. The IP address information we provide comes from third party databases that have different data conventions and gathering methods. Information provided by IP lookup is truly inaccurate, within certain cases . It’s possibly showing a different state or country.
Does everyone on the same WIFI have the same IP?
Each device on your Wi-Fi will have a unique local IP address. No. Two computers with the same IP address will cause issues. They will have similar addresses, but not the same.
What is MaxMind DB?
MaxMind DB is a binary file format that stores data indexed by IP address subnets (IPv4 or IPv6).