What's your Internet Speed?


  1. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #1641

    YTBOY83 said:
    Amazing speds you got there... <jealous>,
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #1642

    badger906 said:
    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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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
       #1643

    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. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #1644

    My office internet speed:

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  5. Posts : 8,679
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1645

    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. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #1646

    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. Posts : 8,679
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1647

    Thanks Dinesh. I hope that it will help someone.
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  8. Posts : 150
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #1648

    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. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1649




    Got a 100 Mbps connection, usually it gets around 95 on speedtest, must be a slow day today.
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  10. Posts : 150
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #1650

    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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