Testing Connection Quality
There are a few functions that determine the "quality" of your connection from your service provider. In order to determine if the quality of bandwidth you are receiving is of high quality there are a few tests that you can do.
The main components of connection "quality" are:
- Speed or Bandwidth of a Connection: This is usually erroneously referred to speed. The bandwidth is the correct term.
- Packet Loss: This determines how many packets you will loose between two points. Packet loss is generally more important than "Speed" or Latency.
- Latency: This is the variation in the performance of your connection.