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My friend told me that 3.5Mbps was only rated for simple files like text, but that doesn't add up because I tried downloading a book excerpt for school and I maxed out at 390Kbps.
At least your question doesn't look comparatively as dumb as your friend's advice.
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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
A good explaination on bits and bytes but I did not really see the OP's question answered.Are you guys saying the OP has a download speed of 3.9mbps but is simply mistaken to assign the kilo prefix to his observation? I will ask the OP what made you think your download was in kilo bits/bytes,perhaps you saw the kilo prefix appear on a speedtest readout?
Simply put, 3.5 megabits equals 437.5 kilobytes, and his download speed will reflect the info as such...if his bandwidth is constantly maxed out that is.The OP mistakenly thought 3.5Mbs meant he would get 3.5 Megabytes per second. And he would have seen the download speed was in kilobytes when he tried to download something from the internet D:

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Originally Posted by beers View Post
At least your question doesn't look comparatively as dumb as your friend's advice.

I actually thought the same thing
Edited by beegeehost - 11/3/11 at 5:06am
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