1. YTBOY83 said:
Amazing speds you got there... <jealous>,
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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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3. 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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4. My office internet speed:

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5. Kari said:
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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6. StalkeR said:
Kari said:
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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7. Thanks Dinesh. I hope that it will help someone.
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8. StalkeR said:
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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9. Got a 100 Mbps connection, usually it gets around 95 on speedtest, must be a slow day today.
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10. Necrosis said:

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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