How the download speed test works
DirectSPEED is a provider-independent bandwidth test for all common Internet accesses. The speed test calibrates itself fully automatically according to the specifications of your internet line.
During the test, several files are downloaded and the download time is measured precisely. The maximum speed is determined from these measured values.
During the DSL speed test, you should not perform any other activities or downloads on your computer in order not to distort the measurement.
Virus scanners or firewalls can also have a negative influence on the measurement.
We recommend briefly deactivating these programs for the test in order to obtain a reliable test result.
Larger data packets are transferred during the speed test, so a download flat rate is recommended.