Understanding Your Results
Your primary metric for internet speed and what you are likely primarily trying to measure. Your download speed is, simply put, how quickly you can download, stream files, or access information through your connection. ISPs will usually advertise and label their plans by this metric.
Your upload speed is a measurement of how quickly your connection can send files from your connection to somewhere else. It is a vital metric for people hoping to upload many large files, game online, or video chat often.
Ping rate (or latency) is a measurement of how long it takes your device to send a packet and then receive a response through your network. It is especially important for any situation where you don't want much "lag" in online gaming or video calls. Average users want 100ms or less, and gamers and people looking for a perfect connection want 30ms or less.