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    lo31122's Avatar lo3112
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    i am a bit confused about speed

    i have a 1 mbps adsl connection with dialup modem

    my highest download speed is 100kbps and up 300kbps

    i just thought that 1mpbs is 1000 kbps or ?

    hope someone can give me a simple explination

    thanks and marry x-mas to all

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    Skillian's Avatar T H F C f a n BT Rep: +1
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    kbps is kilobits per second, kBps is kilobytes per second.

    So your theoretical maximum is 125 kB/sec (more like 105-115)

    If your upload is 300kbps then your max would be 37.5 kB/sec (more like 32ish)

    Bits and bytes are different, 1 byte is 8 bits.

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    lo31122's Avatar lo3112
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    skillian thank you

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