Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



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..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Mar 2012   #2

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2012   #3

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Mar 2012   #4

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2012   #5

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2012   #6
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for all ur replies...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2012   #7

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How much a 550 kbps connection can perform ?





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: How much a 550 kbps connection can perform ?
Thread Forum
Solved This Device Can Perform Faster Drivers
This device can perform faster Performance & Maintenance
Will SSD perform ok without AHCI? Hardware & Devices
Solved Can't perform a system recovery General Discussion
Cannot Perform ChkDsk Hardware & Devices
Could not perform this operation because Browsers & Mail
only 60 kbps and not 512 kbps Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33