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What does this mean?

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Registered: 04-08-2009

What does this mean?

The speed test site http://www.speed.io/index_en.html has obvious tests; I understand what download, upload and ping means, but what does the "connections per minute" test mean?
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: What does this mean?

dont know but seems a good test
pierre_pierre
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: What does this mean?

What is the connection test and how do you measure it?
Our connection test is measuring how many connection your local computer can establish to the internet per minute. This results are determined by requesting a very small file from our worldwide server-cluster and analyzing the number of successful connections.
This test is especially interesting, because typical websites (e.g. blogs or news pages) nowadays consist out of very many small elements (like pictures or CSS styles). In order to show those websites fast on the screen, it is not only the download speed which is important, but also the response times as well as stability of the internet conneciton. All these factors are taken into account with this test type.
Community Veteran
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Re: What does this mean?

Ohhhh aye! Didn't think to look in the FAQ!  Roll eyes Thanks pierre.
"When in doubt, read the instructions!"