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Speed Test location

Just done an VM upgrade and when I run a speed test now ookla thinks I'm in Manchester when I'm located in Hertfordshire. Previous speed tests, still with VM gave my correct location. Why is this?

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The upgrade process has probably assigned you a new WAN IP address.  They are rarely geographically accurate.

 

 

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The location is based on where Virgin Media have the IP address registered again - In your case it must be Manchester.

No need to worry.  This won't have any affect on your speeds or access to any services.

Are you running your speed tests on wireless or a wired connection ?

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The upgrade process has probably assigned you a new WAN IP address.  They are rarely geographically accurate.

 

 

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cheers for that Dave, had me confused and wondered whether this affects speed results, as upgrade should have increased but there is no change or worse!
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Re: Speed Test location

The location is based on where Virgin Media have the IP address registered again - In your case it must be Manchester.

No need to worry.  This won't have any affect on your speeds or access to any services.

Are you running your speed tests on wireless or a wired connection ?

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archerboy wrote:
cheers for that Dave, had me confused and wondered whether this affects speed results, as upgrade should have increased but there is no change or worse!

You can check if your VM configuration really has assigned you a speed upgrade.  Enter the Hub's management by typing 192.168.0.1 into your browser ... don't sign in but click on Router Status and look at the Operation Configuration and check the Downstream Max Traffic Rate ... that will tell which service speed you are on.

 

 

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Cheers I'll do that, Just tried that but wants me to sign in. Can't see an option on page to check router status.

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Many thanks, on a wireless so not expecting max speeds
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archerboy wrote:

Cheers I'll do that, Just tried that but wants me to sign in. Can't see an option on page to check router status.


Oh right, you must have the Hub3 which I believe does require you to sign in the first time ... password will be on a label on the base of the hub.

 

 

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What speeds were you achieving on wireless originally and since the upgrade ?

Are you able to also test the speeds on a wired connection ?

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Re: Speed Test location

I was getting around 60-100 when on the 100 service wirelessly but that was using an Asus router and only using the VM gear as a modem. After upgrade, and not using the Asus very variable but around 40-60 (upgraded to 200). Haven't check it wired yet. May go back to using the hub as a modem and Asus router if doesn't improve. Do have a tech coming on Tuesday though to sort out TV issues (again most likely weak signal issues).
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