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PostPosted: April 20th, 2012, 8:35 pm 
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How come it tell me i have an mb/s of 2

but when i go download stuff it's like 50-200 kb/s


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 Post subject: Re: speedtest.net
PostPosted: April 20th, 2012, 8:48 pm 
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Because it tests in Mb (note the capitalization), whereas you download in KB/MB. 2Mb = 250KB. Divide your bits by 8 to get your bytes.


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 Post subject: Re: speedtest.net
PostPosted: April 20th, 2012, 9:00 pm 
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Bartimaeus wrote:
Because it tests in Mb (note the capitalization), whereas you download in KB/MB. 2Mb = 250KB. Divide your bits by 8 to get your bytes.

o :(

thx bart


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 Post subject: Re: speedtest.net
PostPosted: April 21st, 2012, 9:54 am 
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That is due to the way the internet markets itself
They tell you your speed on Bits and not Bytes.
A bit is the smallest storage data that can hold either 0 or 1.
A Byte is the smallest storage unit that holds 8 bits.


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 Post subject: Re: speedtest.net
PostPosted: April 21st, 2012, 12:12 pm 
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If I have little hunger, I will only eat a Bit
If I am really hungry, I will take a Byte.

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I know...not funny.


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 Post subject: Re: speedtest.net
PostPosted: April 21st, 2012, 3:39 pm 
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Vegas wrote:
If I have little hunger, I will only eat a Bit
If I am really hungry, I will take a Byte.

:/

I know...not funny.


I lol'd XD.


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 Post subject: Re: speedtest.net
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2012, 2:48 am 
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I guess using bits makes more sense anyway. There are systems that have bytes not equal 8 bits. When measuring in bytes, browsing the internet from such a system would then make your internet speed faster or slower which makes no sense at all since the same amount of bits is transfered.


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