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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:46 AM
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:39 PM
Those download speed test results are all just about the same(1.29Mbps). But your upload test here is showing a bit slower compared to the other two.
You could Google your modem or router to see if there are issues with maxing out the connection with multiple regular file downloads at the same time.
If it's filesharing there are various settings in the filesharing program to control the speed of each data download. Note the upload seeding. Some Modems freak out if you max out the upload.
And 150KBps is times 8 = 1.2Mbps
Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:44 PM
The speeds from the tests are consistent except for the testmy.net speed, which was, as you said, 8x slower than the other sites, which seems to be my max download speed from any site.
Bits & Bytes
March 06, 2009
Head into any technical forums and watch the discussions. You'll see endless references to Mb (megabits), kBps (kilobytes per second), GB (gigabytes) and combinations of these and other units of measure. If you'd like to have a better understanding of these common measures, read on, it's not actually that difficult.
Let’s start with the “bit”. A bit is the basic unit of data. Its symbol is “b”. Everything else expands on that. The metric system applies to data, so when you have 1000 bits, you can call it a kilobit, or kb. Similarly, 1000kb is a megabit (Mb), and 1000Mb is a gigabit (Gb). Note: the capitalisation of these symbols is very important.
If you are transferring data, you measure it in bits per second, or bps. These days you’re likely to be transferring larger quantities of data, so it follows that you’re likely to measure it in kilobits per second (kbps) or megabits per second (Mbps).
Hopefully this hasn’t been too hard to grasp so far. Personally I like the bit as the base unit for measuring data transfer, but because the byte is the common measure for data storage, some people and products moved to measuring data transfer speeds in bytes rather than bits. So what’s a byte?
A “byte” is 8 bits of data, and its symbol is “B”. Simple as that. Note the symbol for a bit is a little b, and a byte is a big B (a common area of confusion).
The metric system applies to bytes, just as it does to bits. So 1000 bytes of data is called a kilobyte (kB), and transferring kilobytes of data is measured in kilobytes per second (kBps). To compare the 2 measurements, 1kB of data would equal 8kb of data (because there are 8 bits in a byte).
Hopefully you’ve been able to follow me through this brief explanation, and can now understand why you can see and hear comments like “I was downloading the latest update at 50kBps across my 512kbps ADSL connection”.
Edited by zalternate, 18 August 2010 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:11 PM
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