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I pay for 8mb/s, Max download is 800-900 Kb/s ?

post #1 of 11
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Title says it, should I not get 8mb/s when downloading? I only get like 900kb/s max
post #2 of 11
You're confusing megabits for megabytes.

8mb/s = 8 megabits
8mB/s = 8 megabytes

900KB/s would be about right as the max speed of an 8mb/s connection.
post #3 of 11
u might have 8mb line but u wont get that sorry, you will prob find your a fair distance away from your exchange also which will cause a slower conection. i have an 8mb line also and i get 800-900 a sec so nothing unusual
    
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post #4 of 11
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Then why do they announce it as 8mB/s?
post #5 of 11
You're paying for 8 megabit or megabyte? If you're paying for 8 megabit you're a little low. 8 megabit=1 megabyte.
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post #6 of 11
You're paying for 8 megabits, not megabytes. 900 kilobytes per second on your connection seem about right. I get ~650kbps with my 6mbit/s internet conenction
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjjc_93;14673211 
You're confusing megabits for megabytes.

8mb/s = 8 megabits
8mB/s = 8 megabytes

900KB/s would be about right as the max speed of an 8mb/s connection.

^ this guy.

Basically, you have 8 bits in a byte...if you have an 8megabit connection, divided by 8bits per byte, your max speed should be about 1megabyte down.

I pay for a 14Mb connection, and get about 1.75MB down.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inpulze;14673217 
u might have 8mb line but u wont get that sorry, you will prob find your a fair distance away from your exchange also which will cause a slower conection. i have an 8mb line also and i get 800-900 a sec so nothing unusual

I get my speeds that I pay for and then some, but I am on cable :S
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post #9 of 11
Your advertised speed is in Megabits (Mb). To convert to Megabytes (MB), you have to divide by 8.

8 Mb/s is roughly 1 MB/s (this is the max you may or not see).
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post #10 of 11
As said, 8MBit will get you 1024KBytes theoretical maximum download.
If its ADSL you need to take into consideration of degrading signals.. I.e. Distance from exchange center to you.

and getting 900KB/s out if it is pretty good xD
 
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