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about download speeds (not a help me topic, just a question)


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Kbps(Kilobits) to Mbps(Megabits) = 2000Kbps = 2Mbps

[or KBps(Kilobytes) to MBps(Megabytes) = 244.14KBps = 0.23842MBps]


  . . .check out the Conversion Table in Misc Tools at the top of this page.


  In order to get a 1MB Data Rate (per sec) you would need to have around a 9 Mbps or a 1099 kB/s(9000 Kbps) connection.


  . . .also, check out the Conversion Calculator.

  . . .so, if we're talkin' bits ~ the answer would be yes.

    8 bits = 1 byte  ~/~  1 Kilobyte (KB) = 1,024 Bytes or  8192 bits

    1 Megabyte (MB) = 1,024 Kilobytes or  1048576 Bytes or 8388608 Bits

Bandwidth is the amount of information that can be transferred over a connection in a given period of time. It's usually measured in bits per second. There are 8 bits in a byte, so you should divide your bandwidth by 8 to get the transfer rate in bytes. However, adding in overhead and other factors that slow down the transmission, it is likely that your actual data transfer rate will be lower. A good rule of thumb is to divide by 10 to get the data transfer rate.

Latency is the amount of time it takes for a response to return from a request. Usually this is measured in a simple time value. On the Internet, this is typically in milliseconds. 1000 ms is equal to 1 second.

Latency and bandwidth together determine the "speed" of a connection, and the "speed" of a connection can vary as widely as your needs or the time of day.

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