The Komodo Speed Test is a sub-test that is run when a Komodo Eye Device tests an SSID. This sub-test uses the Curl utility to measure the network speed when the Komodo Eye Device downloads a small JPEG image file (about 30 KB). When this test measures, records, and reports slow Internet speeds it is typically caused by network latency.
This test simulates a user browsing the Internet. The average image file size (JPEG and PNG) on a website, and the average size of other website content, is 30 KB or smaller (with the exception of video content which is around 400 KB).
Please see HttpArchive for more details on website averages.
Please see Wikipedia for more details on the Curl utility.