Baseline: Execute the test through the LAN; there is no relation with any mobile carrier.
Direct Connection: Connect directly to a website using a specified mobile carrier.
Mobile Proxy: Use a specified carrierâ€™s proxy to access a web page.
By scheduling tests over the Baseline and over a carrier's connection (proxy and/or direct), you will quickly be able to troubleshoot issues and distinguish potential problems as coming either from the web site or coming from the carrier connection.
For example, you can:
- Compare the mobile connection proxy and the non-proxy access to the web site.
- Compare the availability or performance trend of your tests between the mobile connection and LAN Connection.
Note: Proxy access is not available for all carriers. If your test is designed to be executed to the proxy but the proxy is not available on a specific carrier, then the test will be executed using the direct HTTP connection (but still using the mobile connection if this is executed on a non-Baseline peer).