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Windows 7: What's your Internet Speed?

04 Dec 2011   #1641
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YTBOY83 View Post
Amazing speds you got there... <jealous>,


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04 Dec 2011   #1642
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
My friend she gets 12Mbps through virgin, and only achieves 1.2Mbps download speed, so again your 700kbps is still rather healthy
I think you are mixing Megabits (Mb) and Megabytes (MB, notice the capital B) here.

Broadband line speed is told in megabits per second (Mbps or Mb/s), but download managers (including those built-in on every browser) tell the actual download speed in kilobytes and megabytes per second (KBps or KB/s, MBps or MB/s).

One byte = 8 bits, so for instance if you have a 10 Mbps broadband line, you theoretical maximum download speed is a little bit over 1.2 MBps, so it looks that your friend is getting downloads about as fast as possible, her theoretical maximum being about 1.33 MBps.

Kari
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04 Dec 2011   #1643
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Lol yeah I knew what I meant in my head lol. Its too early in the morning lol well actually its 1030, but my late night pub antics and early morning work start don't mix.
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04 Dec 2011   #1644
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

My office internet speed:

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04 Dec 2011   #1645
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I think you are mixing Megabits (Mb) and Megabytes (MB, notice the capital B) here.

Broadband line speed is told in megabits per second (Mbps or Mb/s), but download managers (including those built-in on every browser) tell the actual download speed in kilobytes and megabytes per second (KBps or KB/s, MBps or MB/s).

One byte = 8 bits, so for instance if you have a 10 Mbps broadband line, you theoretical maximum download speed is a little bit over 1.2 MBps, so it looks that your friend is getting downloads about as fast as possible, her theoretical maximum being about 1.33 MBps.

Kari
This is great post from Kari, just to add....

Bit : A Bit is a value of either a 0 or 1.


Byte : 1 Byte = 8 Bits
Kilobyte (KB) : 1 KB = 8,192 Bits ,
1 kB = 1,024 Bytes
Megabyte (MB) 1MB =1024 KB
Gigabyte (GB) 1GB = 1024 MB
Terabyte (TB) 1TB = 1024 GB
Petabyte (PB) 1PB = 1024 TB
Exabyte (EB) 1EB = 1024 PB
Zettabyte (ZB) 1ZB = 1024 EB


10Mbit = 10 * 1024 / 8 = 1280 (kbps) = 1.28MB/s
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04 Dec 2011   #1646
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I think you are mixing Megabits (Mb) and Megabytes (MB, notice the capital B) here.

Broadband line speed is told in megabits per second (Mbps or Mb/s), but download managers (including those built-in on every browser) tell the actual download speed in kilobytes and megabytes per second (KBps or KB/s, MBps or MB/s).

One byte = 8 bits, so for instance if you have a 10 Mbps broadband line, you theoretical maximum download speed is a little bit over 1.2 MBps, so it looks that your friend is getting downloads about as fast as possible, her theoretical maximum being about 1.33 MBps.

Kari
This is great post from Kari, just to add....

Bit : A Bit is a value of either a 0 or 1.


Byte : 1 Byte = 8 Bits
Kilobyte (KB) : 1 KB = 8,192 Bits ,
1 kB = 1,024 Bytes
Megabyte (MB) 1MB =1024 KB
Gigabyte (GB) 1GB = 1024 MB
Terabyte (TB) 1TB = 1024 GB
Petabyte (PB) 1PB = 1024 TB
Exabyte (EB) 1EB = 1024 PB
Zettabyte (ZB) 1ZB = 1024 EB


10Mbit = 10 * 1024 / 8 = 1280 (kbps) = 1.28MB/s
Another great post. I even shared this post on FB so my n00b friends can get some idea. LOL.
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04 Dec 2011   #1647
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Dinesh. I hope that it will help someone.
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04 Dec 2011   #1648
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Thanks Dinesh. I hope that it will help someone.
you'd be surprised how many people don't know that. lol
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04 Dec 2011   #1649
Necrosis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 




Got a 100 Mbps connection, usually it gets around 95 on speedtest, must be a slow day today.
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04 Dec 2011   #1650
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Necrosis View Post



Got a 100 Mbps connection, usually it gets around 95 on speedtest, must be a slow day today.
i envy you
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