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how fast shud my broadband be

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by sim_bob, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. sim_bob

    sim_bob Member

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    hi all i have 750k broadband and i want to no how fast i shud be abel to download i can download some things at 120kb/s is that about right or is that slow for the conection i have ??? can anyone help
     
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    thats the max u can probably dl. u can't expect 2 much with 750k connection
     
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    That's not bad man, I struggle to get that with a 1MB line.

    I always thought you got you average d/l speed by dividing you line capacity by 8.

    If that's correct you should be happy.
     
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    Hey

    The confusion in speeds usually stems from the fact that modem speeds are reported in KiloBITS per second, while Windows and most programs report speeds in KiloBYTES per second. The reason for the difference is purely a marketing one - 56 000 Kilobits per second sounds a lot quicker than 7 Kilobytes per second. You can work the approximate "real-world" speed from your connection speed, by dividing the connection speed by 8 (1 byte = 8 bits, therefore 7 kilobytes = 7 x 8 (8 bits per byte) x 1000 (kilo = 1000) = 56 000). So a connection speed of 48 kilobits per second will equate to approximately 6 Kilobytes per second. A connection speed of 33.6 kilobits per second will equate to 4.2 kilobytes per second.

    So basically you should be getting about 95kb/sec download speed.

    So 120kb/sec is good for your connection speed.

    CJC
     

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