The Komodo Speed Test is a sub-test that is run when a Komodo Eye Device tests an Wi-Fi SSID or a wired network. This sub-test uses the Curl utility to measure the network speed when the Komodo Eye Device downloads two separate files. First, in order to simulate a user browsing the Internet, it downloads a small JPEG image file (about 30 KB). Second, in order to simulate a user streaming, it downloads a larger JPEG image file (about 1 MB). 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.
This test also simulates a user streaming content over the Internet. The quickest and most effective way to determine maximum streaming speeds in to downoad a 1 MB file while measuring the throughput obtained.
Please see HttpArchive for more details on website averages.
Please see Wikipedia for more details on the Curl utility.