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    OK, so I'm looking at the speeds that I'm getting from GrabIt, and I'm thinking about how I always hear that with newsgroups, your connection is maximized. Well, since I have a 6.5MB connection, shouldn't I be getting like 6500+ KB/s?

    I'm using my ISP's news server BTW.




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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I'm on MaxDSL 8.1Mbps, I have no trouble maxing out my connection from newsgroups at 850KB/Sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidCityMeis View Post
    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.
    Ah yes. So essentially I'm already maxing out my speed?



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    news server I get 15000kb/s or up

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    I have 10MB in uk and get 1300KB/s

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    Oh yeah, well I get over seven million bits per second on my five megabit connection



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    What speeds do I get.......I freqently download 1300kb on cable...

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