Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Speed Question

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23
    I know I have a 4Mbit connection... I've gone to test sites like Bandwidthplace, Bandwidth Meter, DSLReports and a couple others... they verify I have a 4Mbit connection. However, whenver I DL from NewsHosting using NewsLeecher... I can't go above 600K. I'm not using a router or running behind a firewall at the time either...

    Any thoughts?

  2. Newsgroups   -   #2
    Retired
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    14,058
    4mbit = 512kb/s

  3. Newsgroups   -   #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23
    Okay, I guess I didn't know that. I just did some checking. Our local provider is MediaCom. Maybe it's a 5Mbit connection then, because they advertise download speeds of 3Mbps, but I'm only maxing out at 600Kbps. Other folks in the area get 2Mbps download speeds. I was just checking to see if it was on the NewsHosting end, but maybe I should call and see if my ISP has capped my download speeds.

  4. Newsgroups   -   #4
    Hanz™'s Avatar making the world go BT Rep: +3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Hollywood
    Age
    50
    Posts
    477
    Nope Bits does not equal bytes.
    There are 8 bits in a byte.
    So I have a 2Mbps connection and I usually max out at about 245KB/s at most.
    That is for a 2000Kb/s connection.

    If other people say they get any higher they are just misunderstanding their readings...

    BTW bits is little "b". Bytes is big "B".
    Last edited by Hanz™; 07-01-2005 at 09:01 PM.

  5. Newsgroups   -   #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23
    Thanks!

  6. Newsgroups   -   #6
    Hanz™'s Avatar making the world go BT Rep: +3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Hollywood
    Age
    50
    Posts
    477
    Quote Originally Posted by Culley
    Thanks!
    Glad that I can help.

  7. Newsgroups   -   #7
    Wow
    thats all I have to say

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •