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#1 swas

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:27 PM

Hi everyone :thumbsup: I recently got cox highspeed internet access. The speed is 7.0mbps download/512upload. When I was downloading a file recently the download box said the speed was 1.0MBps.could someone explain the difference between mbps and MBps??and is this a normal download speed??

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 07:45 AM

They are the same thing. They both stand for MegaBytes Per Second.
the connection speed can vary due to the speed of the external connection of the place you are downloading from.
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:32 PM

You can do Speed and Bandwidth testing at Speakeasy - Speed Test. Do several tests,at different times of the day,to get an accurate result.
Your connection speeds may also vary due to time of day,how busy your server is,weather etc......

FYI,per Answers.Com:
A Megabyte per second (MB/s or MBps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to;

* 1,000,000 bytes per second,or
* 1,000 kilobytes per second,or
* 8 megabits per second
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 01:13 PM

Cool thanks guys It makes sense now :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:40 PM

Glad we could make it a bit clearer for you swas.
I've also recently got hi-speed,but it's satallite internet.
Don't think there are any normal speeds,but top speeds that our servers promise.
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:37 AM

Hi swas

The size of the b or B does actually make a difference of 8 times. The following is a copy from another post:
" On this subject, there is a very important point to be aware of which can cause a lot of head scratching.

Watch the size of the 'b' or the 'B'. ISPs usually advertise their wares in bits/sec (bps), because it sounds much better, while the practical measurement is Bytes/sec (Bps). As there are 8 bits in a Byte, the actual speeds may be 8 times slower than you are expecting. Quoted speeds will usually be around the possible maximum while a number of factors will affect this adversely."

Hope this clarifies things a little.

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