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speedtest.net geo-location

DamBuilder
Grafter
Posts: 57
Registered: 12-09-2015

speedtest.net geo-location

As far as I'm aware speedtest.net tries to pick a fairly local test server based on ping? When I was with BT whenever I ran a test it always picked either Manchester, Preston, Liverpool etc (I live in Manchester) but now I'm with PN it generally picks a London based server. Even the triangle icon that I assumed was positioned roughly where I live is sitting over London whereas when I was with BT is sat firmly over Manchester and never moved.
Can someone in the know explain this to me?
It doesn't cause a problem I'm just curious...
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SpendLessTime
Aspiring Hero
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 652
Fixes: 58
Registered: 21-09-2009

Re: speedtest.net geo-location

Your connection from Plusnet exits onto the internet in London, so London servers are closer to you from the Plusnet point of view.
DamBuilder
Grafter
Posts: 57
Registered: 12-09-2015

Re: speedtest.net geo-location

Cheers. Seems to move depending on ip allocation lol...