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#1 cliver

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:18 AM

I've always wondered why they call it a 1.5 mb connection but i download at 160 kb/second max.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:13 AM

Hi cliver,

That, my friend, is a question akin to asking 'where'd mankind come from?' If you call tour ISP they'll gice you a bunch of geek speak that usually means they don't know the answer either.

i download at 160 kb/second

You lucky dog... I have that so-called high speed DSL and at times my download rate is as low as 19Kbs, even though it had started off at something like 250kbs.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:58 AM

1.5 mb connection but i download at 160 kb/second max.


the translation

1.5 mega bits per second

8 bits to a byte, but everything sent from one point to another has an overhead(error correction) so I just use the 10-1 conversion to allow for this

1.5Mbits is 1,500 Kbits or 150Kbytes/s
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:44 PM

The other wonderful 'gotcha' is that there is not an ISP that will 'guarantee' consistent speeds of 'XXX mbs' . The term is always 'up to'XXX mbs.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 06:30 PM

Hi Animal,

Yeah it's either that or 'best effort'.

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