This test measures delay in milisecond when packets are transmitted through the network over the TCP protocol. The measurement is performed in the application layer (HTTP, port 80) so there may be some differences when comparing with a pure ICMP ping. The test is a good solution to check latency between two points in the network - client and server.
The test is performed in two ways:
- in one thread to speedtest host when Multi Server Service is disabled - number of threads is ignored,
- in set number of threads when Multi Server Service is enabled - the average value of delay of all threads is shown.