
Originally posted by Doggy
So how do you read the k/s? ...
Normally 'Net speeds are measured in kbps (kilobits per second, like 56 kbps) but download speeds are in KBps (kiloBYTES per second, like 7 KBps).
There are 8 bits for every BYTE, so if you have a 56 kbps connection you should get around 7 KBps (56 kbps divided by 8 bits per byte = 7 KBps).
It won't be exact because, by doing this, we are assuming there are 1000 bits in a kilobit (kb).There are actually 1024 bits in a kilobit.
We are also assuming that both the receiving computer and sending computer are using the maximum amount of bandwidth available, and that the sending computer has equal or more bandwidth available to it than you do.
Make sense? Sorry if I confuse you but this is the only way I can think of explaining it.
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