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Gods-Hitman
30-06-2004, 11:12 PM
Hey is KB the same as Kb/s or not? and also if im on 56k the max dl speed is 7KB *56K/8=7KB*

-Gods-Hitman

Mike
30-06-2004, 11:18 PM
b = bit
B = byte (8 bites).

Therefore KB (Kilobyte) is bigger than Kb (Kilobit).

KB/s = Kilobytes per second. Kb/s = Kilobits per second.

HTH

Mike.

Chilling_Silence
30-06-2004, 11:19 PM
That's right, however I doubt you'll reach that!

I averaged 4KB/s when on Dial-Up, connecting at around 44kbps... Dunno why.

Your math is right though :-)

Murray P
30-06-2004, 11:22 PM
kb/s is kilo bit per second KB is Kilo Bytes. There are 8 bits to a byte so your 7KB is a very respectable 56kb/s (bits are the most basic form of data).I'd say that your modem is not actually reporting you connection speed but the speed it is communicating with windows.

Cheers Murray P

Gods-Hitman
30-06-2004, 11:28 PM
Thx ppl I was having an fight over it with my m8 he says that hes dling at 36KB on 56k on kazaa but I told him it was Kb/s but yea thx ppl

YAY! I WAS RIGH! GO ME!

Gods-Hitman
30-06-2004, 11:29 PM
Right*

Gorela
30-06-2004, 11:45 PM
So Chill,

If I managed to download 1650MB in an hour that would mean that my download speed was 3.667Mbps. That is of course assuming that the math is correct. ;) Now I am impressed :D

I did a quick calculation on my old dial up download average of 20MB/hour and calculated it to be 44.4Kbps.

jareemon
30-06-2004, 11:59 PM
hmmmmm.... we.. i have heard ppl talkin bout the possibility of dialup connections reching OVER 56k...while using kazaa sometimes i will get a good 25 kb/s but just for a few seconds... and ONCE during a download thru IE the speed rocketed to an unbelievable 65kb/s for about 20 seconds, and it was a big file too... but i could see the progress just shot through during that time, my cousin thought it could have been connection compression - heh - but, after checking the connection status there was 0% compression... so could this be possible?
IS it possible to attain speeds of over 56k on dialup?
J

Murray P
01-07-2004, 12:03 AM
56k dialup is stretching it as it is, it is a theoretical connection speed and AFAIK you'd be extremely lucky to hit even it, but.................................. ;)

Cheers Murray P

Billy T
01-07-2004, 12:42 PM
Just checked my (full) Jetstream speed on the Telecom site and got 4.7Mbps/495KBps.

That seems an unrealistic expectation for most internet access, and McAfee gave me just 1.76Mbps which I assume is around 220KBps. This seems a more likely speed for average use.

So does this mean that Jetstream 256 is 256kbps or 32KBps?

I get a little lost in the translation, but if so, it seems that in practical terms 256K Jetstream is around 4-5 times faster than 56K dial up but still ten times slower than full ADSL.

That doesn't really sound like an equitable service for the price charged.

Does this compute?

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

stu120404
02-07-2004, 03:06 PM
Sorry to off topic this thread: but if I had a 28.232 KB folder, I am I correct in saying it is 28.23 MB? Or 29 MBís?

Murray P
02-07-2004, 09:51 PM
MB = 1024KB. 28,232KB = 27.57MB.

Watch out for ISP's who count your MB's as 1000KB.

Cheers Murray P

stu120404
03-07-2004, 01:52 PM
> MB = 1024KB. 28,232KB = 27.57MB.

Thanks Murray P :)