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Network Performance Test

Definition - What does Network Performance Test mean?

A network performance test is any process that is used to quantitatively or qualitatively measure the performance of a computer network.

It tests for and records certain behaviors and processes of networks that, when combined, define the network performance and/or quality of service.

Techopedia explains Network Performance Test

A network performance test primarily tests the uplink and downlink speed of a network. It defines how quick and responsive a network is to user/data communication. It is done by uploading and downloading a data object from the network and measuring both upload and download speeds, throughput, successful message delivery rate and more. Some of the different types of network performance tests include:

  • Download/upload speed test
  • Penetration test (security)
  • Network load test

Some of the metrics used in a network performance test are:

  • Network speed
  • Throughput
  • Download/upload speed
  • Jitter
  • Delays
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