DSLR is a more realistic representation of how your computer will work on a given connection out across the internet versus a ISP provided location because most ISP's have their test site/FTP within/under 3-5 hops, and often right after their edge router. This is done to reduce latency time and show you your connection to and from them, which is great, if that is your goal or your question is how fast you are connected to them. But if you want to see realistic tests DSLR is quite often 12-20 hops away, similar to the sites we go to and see every day.
--submitted by pivoman
last modified: 2003-11-29 18:09:02