MaxSpeed measures your maximum download and upload speed towards
this server. The measurement is ultra fast, and the results
are much less influenced by geographical distance than other
down/upload speed measurements on the internet.
SurfSpeed measures your average surfing speed to a set
of websites. It simulates normal surfing behaviour
by fetching small images (logo's) from the websites, and is
heavily influenced by distance and latency.
The average of all the micro-measurements is a very good
(quantitative) representation of the (subjective) internetspeed
as you experience it.
Top100, countries, languages
The system contains a large database of websites that can be measured.
Select the countries and languages that most closely match
your daily surfing. The results from the measurement will then most
closely match your surfing speed as you experience it. Note: you may be surprised by the websites being measured,
because websites that are geographically located in
your country are not necessarily in your language, and websites
in your language are not necessarily located in your
This setting determines how long the measurement will run
before the final results are presented.
Results will be more accurate if you allow the measurement to
The measurement uses 41 frames in a single window. Some
browsers cannot handle that many frames, such as Explorer on
Windows CE. In that case you can still measure your speed
by selecting 5 frames.
If you leave the results-window open (possibly minimized)
then the measurement will automatically execute again after
Very handy to run the measurement unattended.