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    damn this piss me off. I could only get 18kB/s top speed though it says 128 KB/s, so I changed it to a high-speed lite up to 384 KB/s, it's still slow only get around 45kb/s, I used to get 200+ kb/s at other houses. what's the problem? is it because the modem or the hub too old or the cable is too long to reach basement.

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    Your connection spee dis actually 128kbps not 128KB/s...
    There's a difference, one means kilobits and other is kilobytes.
    Divide the connection speed by 8 (8 bits in a byte) and you get teh download speed.

    Usually:
    128kbps = 15kb/s
    256kb/s = 30kb/s
    384kbps = 45kb/s
    1mbps = 130kb/s
    2mbps = 260kb/s
    etc.


    What i'm trying to say is that you're getting exactly what you should get.
    Last edited by tesco; 11-01-2005 at 01:50 AM.

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    is this wireless or wired?

    also, are u using all of ur upload bandwidth? i've found that if i upload @ max speed, my dl speed is slow. but if i tone it down by about 5-10kb/s, i max out my dl speed

    and yea, Kb/s is not the same as KB/s. Kb is kilobits, and KB is kilobytes. 1 kilobyte = 8 kilobits.


    so say ur isp advertises 4 Mb download speed (comcast), you really get 4000/8, or 500 kilobytes/sec
    Last edited by abu_has_the_power; 11-01-2005 at 01:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Your connection spee dis actually 128kbps not 128KB/s...
    There's a difference, one means kilobits and other is kilobytes.
    Divide the connection speed by 8 (8 bits in a byte) and you get teh download speed.

    Usually:
    128kbps = 15kb/s
    256kb/s = 30kb/s
    384kbps = 45kb/s
    1mbps = 130kb/s
    2mbps = 260kb/s
    etc.


    What i'm trying to say is that you're getting exactly what you should get.
    thanks for the info, it's been really helpful. damn I tought it's 384 kb/s. I am going to upgrade it to high-speed express. only 10 dollar difference.

    http://www.shoprogers.com/Store/Cabl...ntent/lite.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu_has_the_power
    is this wireless or wired?

    also, are u using all of ur upload bandwidth? i've found that if i upload @ max speed, my dl speed is slow. but if i tone it down by about 5-10kb/s, i max out my dl speed

    and yea, Kb/s is not the same as KB/s. Kb is kilobits, and KB is kilobytes. 1 kilobyte = 8 kilobits.


    so say ur isp advertises 4 Mb download speed (comcast), you really get 4000/8, or 500 kilobytes/sec
    it's wired, but I don't think it's an issue now coz i was confused with kbps and kb/s. 4mb is not 4000? it's loke 4024 or somethting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elies
    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Your connection spee dis actually 128kbps not 128KB/s...
    There's a difference, one means kilobits and other is kilobytes.
    Divide the connection speed by 8 (8 bits in a byte) and you get teh download speed.

    Usually:
    128kbps = 15kb/s
    256kb/s = 30kb/s
    384kbps = 45kb/s
    1mbps = 130kb/s
    2mbps = 260kb/s
    etc.


    What i'm trying to say is that you're getting exactly what you should get.
    thanks for the info, it's been really helpful. damn I tought it's 384 kb/s. I am going to upgrade it to high-speed express. only 10 dollar difference.

    http://www.shoprogers.com/Store/Cabl...ntent/lite.asp
    Are you from canada too?

    I have the rogers hi speed lite, 384kbps too.

  7. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #7
    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Quote Originally Posted by elies

    thanks for the info, it's been really helpful. damn I tought it's 384 kb/s. I am going to upgrade it to high-speed express. only 10 dollar difference.

    http://www.shoprogers.com/Store/Cabl...ntent/lite.asp
    Are you from canada too?

    I have the rogers hi speed lite, 384kbps too.
    yep, in toronto area. so are youg getting the same download speed? rogers just raised the price, it's now $34.95 not 29.95. if cogeco is available in your area, I suggest you go for it. coz it's only about$44 for 5mbps with cogeco and the same price for 3 mbps with rogers. I didn't ask if rogers also rasied the price of internet express.

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    good god internet is cheap in canada. here, i have to pay $35 USD for 4Mb/s internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu_has_the_power
    good god internet is cheap in canada. here, i have to pay $35 USD for 4Mb/s internet
    pretty ironic

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    I'm paying £19.50 ($35 USD) for 8MB

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