What is Ping?
Ping is a measure of the reaction time of your connection. In other words, how quickly you receive a response when a request is made. Ping is measured in milliseconds (ms) and the lower the ping number, the faster your connection. Ping is important during real-time application use like video streaming or online gaming.
Anything below a ping of 20ms is considered to be great, while anything over 150ms could result in noticeable lag. Less than 50ms ping is really good, less than 100ms ping is good to average, 150ms is where you are going to start having problems with games, and above 150 ms ping you may experience lag.
What is Jitter?
Jitter is the variation between response times. Good connections have a reliable and consistent response time, which is represented as a lower jitter score. The higher the jitter score, the more inconsistent connection response times are, which manifests in choppy voice calls or glitchy-sounding looking video quality.
Anything under 100ms should be acceptable but the ideal aim should be for latency to be no more than about 30-50ms.
What is Download Speed?
Download speed is the rate at which data is transferred from the Internet to the user’s computer. Download speed measures in MBPS (1 MBPS = 1024 KBPS).
What is Upload Speed?
The upload speed is the rate that data is transferred from the user’s computer to the Internet. Download speed measures in MBPS.
Your Internet Service provider companies set the default setting to download faster than upload. The reasoning behind this is that most people have more of a need to download information. It gives the user the ability to download movies, songs, and a large number of documents quickly.