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why is my internet speed better on a farther server?


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#1 mike505

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

Why is my Ping and Speedtest results better on a server that's farther away?


Here's my speedtest results from a close server: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1005811441.png
Here's my speedtest results from a father server: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1005813505.png

Here's my Ping from a farther server: http://www.pingtest.net/result/26835166.png

Is there a way to change what server my internet is on so I can get faster internet? Also, why are the results better from a server that's farther away?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:57 PM

Because the server that is farther away is most likely faster and has a better connection to the internet. I can do a speed test on a server in japan and get a better speed than one that is 1 mile away it just depends on the line speed and how many people are testing at that one time.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:22 PM

Besides the factors Computerxpds mentioned. Some other factors include over all physical line condition and age. = wire, cable, fiber optic, etc. condition. How many hops = going through a switch, server, etc.
Overall busyness of the Internet as a whole.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:26 PM

I also believe the Denver server is hosted by Comcast, so chances are you aren't leaving their network to test.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:37 PM

I also believe the Denver server is hosted by Comcast, so chances are you aren't leaving their network to test.


You do have a point. :thumbsup: :flowers:
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:59 AM

Thanks for all the replies. It was really helpful.




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