View Full Version : KB and Kb/s.. help lol

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*


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.



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

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


30-06-2004, 11:29 PM

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.

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?

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?


Billy 8-{)

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

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

Thanks Murray P :)