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Windows 7: How much a 550 kbps connection can perform ?

04 Mar 2012   #1
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
How much a 550 kbps connection can perform ?

As per in the Title, "How much a 550 kbps connection can perform ?" Does it can stream videos ? How much transfer rate wud I get ? Plz help..


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04 Mar 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

NRT,

It is very slow. you will get 0.537Mbps, half of what I get. Movies just barely load faster than they play for me, and any slower and you would have to load videos before you are able to watch them, and everything as a whole would be slower. Some locations only offer slow speeds such as this. Hope this answers your question
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04 Mar 2012   #3
vitas75

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

550 kbps is only about 70 kBps. So a gigabyte would download in... ~30 hours

It indeed is very slow, and about videos.. as DustSailor said you wont be able to watch them, at least not in good quality.
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04 Mar 2012   #4
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Wow, I hope there is more push towards faster internet connections. I myself feel very lucky to have such connection that i do have.
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04 Mar 2012   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
NRT,

It is very slow. you will get 0.537Mbps, half of what I get.
Apparently, I cannot do math. It is a lot less than half of what I get. Think it is about one tenth of what I get. Which means video quality, as vitas75 said, will be as low as possible
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04 Mar 2012   #6
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for all ur replies...
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05 Mar 2012   #7
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Writing kbps sometimes causes problems. Better to write as Kilobytes/s or Kilobits/s. 550 Kilobits/s is rather an odd speed. Usually speeds are in the power (^) of 2 and therefore 512 is more likely.

If your speed is around 512 Kilobits/s then it translates to 512/8=64 Kilobytes/s. Not enough for watching streaming videos smoothly but OK for streaming music. If however it is 550 Kilobytes/s then it translates to about 550*8=4 megabits/s and is more that enough to watch streaming videos.

Streaming videos can be nicely watched from 2 megabits/s upwards.
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