It has many useful features, such as remembering how many test your IP has did, then computes and average for you. Then it will show you if you are at your national average and even global average. It is very informative to the point of finding out what the average connection speed is in certain countries and continents.
Quick reminder about bits and bytes: 1 byte = 8bits, 1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes, 1 kilobit = 1024bits, 1 megabit = 1024 kilobit, and 1 megabyte is 1024 kilobytes.
Especially seeing the top 5 fastest countries!
Listed in kilobits per second (which if you are downloading in IE or FF you would see something a lot smaller. That number you are seeing is in kilobytes.)
Japan 9535d 3736u
Sweden 7152d 2526u
Latvia 6111d 2320u
Romania 5300d 2908u
Liechtenstein 5042d 1232u
Top 5 ISP's
Prov.RU 23678d 11343u
SIA CITYNET 20517d 11176u
SC Cyberspace Network SRL 20448d 15666u
DREAM TRAIN INTERNET,Inc. 20212d 7410u
Megalan Network Ltd 20087d 7810u
I use TimeWarner Road Runner and my new limit now it 512kilobits upload which is 64kilobytes per second up. Which is still pretty fast for me, but imaging uploading at 1417kilobytes! That's about 1.5Megabytes per second up! (which a T1 is 1.544 megabits which in kilobytes is 197!
So run the test and post your results!
*Note about speeds to convert from kilobits per second to kilobytes per second you simply divide by 8. If you ISP says you max internet connection is 7megabits/second (which is USA's max connection speed for Roadrunner; recently increased from 5mb/s to 7mb/s) you would see 7168kilobits as your max theoretical speed. As for the download speed you would see it would be 7168/8 =kilobytes.
Edited by yano, 21 May 2007 - 10:55 PM.