What is the purpose of the Connection Capacity Test and how can it help me?
The ISPgeeks Connection Capacity Test measures the data capacity limit of a connection and reports the maximum data throughput for download and upload transfers while eliminating any throughput reductions invoked as a result of TCP overhead. It's very similar to but much more in depth than the speed tests you see on other sites. The test reports the maximum download and upload data transfer rates in conjunction with the packet to data ratios. This test profile is therefore specifically designed to answer the important question of "How much data can a connection sustain before data is lost?". In addition the packet to data ratio allows the test to highlight any packet level thresholds that affect the data throughput and data quality.
What tests are performed during the testing process?
UDP Capacity Testing Measures Download and Upload Max Throughput
The line capacity test measures the maximum capacity of a connection without the inherent overheads of TCP. The test is performed over a UDP connection and reports the maximum download and upload data transfer rates in conjunction with the packet to data ratios. This ability to analyze connection throughput without inherent TCP window limitations is well-suited for benchmarking and capacity testing.
The ISPgeeks QOS metric represents the consistency of download capacity, a key factor affecting web application delivery, especially for time-sensitive applications such as VoIP and video-over-IP.
Why is this test special?
This test is being conducted between your home network and a highly specialized and dedicated testing appliance called AccessCT. The hardware is designed to do nothing but connection testing and is housed in our Dallas Texas Datacenter to insure a quality off-network testing experience. You won't find a more accurate test to benchmark your connection issues.