Last edited by Skizo; 05-27-2007 at 01:13 PM.
Maybe you have 5 Mbps instead of 5 MB?
Anyway, my cable ISP advertised speed is 5Mbps, and I get around 700-900KB/s from Usenetserver SSL connections.
5000 kb/s (kbps) = 625 kB/s
kb is kilobits and kB is kilobytes. One byte is 8 bits. GrabIt displays the speeds in kilobytes per seconds, if I remember correctly.
This is further complicated by the fact in UK we have Max DSL which tends to mean speeds up to 8 Meg. I tend to range between 4-6 Meg on usenet thats because that happens to be my speed for that time of day. Coupled with traffic shaping ISP's speeds can wildly differ. All I can say is I find usenet about 10 times faster than Bit Torrent lol.
news server I get 15000kb/s or up
I have 10MB in uk and get 1300KB/s
Oh yeah, well I get over seven million bits per second on my five megabit connection
What speeds do I get.......I freqently download 1300kb on cable...