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ok so i get 12meg broadband

by that i thought i was getting 12 mega bytes per second?!
see figure A) my netgear router reckons this
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BUT im having trouble downloading anything faster then 1.1mbps in bit torrent it feels like it caps

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also note network monitor is at 12.5% usage=12MBps but bit torrent shows 1.2?!
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im usign netgear routers all setup properly im connected via cat 6 cables all round all ports forwarded etc!


im thinking is my 12megs actually 1.2megabytes down!? if so explain why i get this result while still downloading in bit torrent.

normally sits
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any ideas?! im befuddled!!
post #2 of 37
You have a 12mbps connection which equates to 1.5 MB/s. You're a tad below, but seems alright.

mbps = megabits

MB/s = megabytes

There are 8 bits in one byte calculated as mbps / 8 = MB/s
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And that usage percentage is the potential of the 100mbps port your computer is using, not your actual bandwidth available
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Quote:
Originally Posted by col musstard View Post

And that usage percentage is the potential of the 100mbps port your computer is using, not your actual bandwidth available

this i understand.
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You have a 12mbps connection which equates to 1.5 MB/s. You're a tad below, but seems alright.
mbps = megabits
MB/s = megabytes
There are 8 bits in one byte calculated as mbps / 8 = MB/s

then how comes i can still do 10MBPS on speedtest?!
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You have a 12mbps connection which equates to 1.5 MB/s. You're a tad below, but seems alright.
mbps = megabits
MB/s = megabytes
There are 8 bits in one byte calculated as mbps / 8 = MB/s

This, except the M is always capital. The B/b is the only one that changes, B for byte, b for bit.
    
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then how comes i can still do 10MBPS on speedtest?!

You're doing 10.20 Mbps not MB/s. Mega-bit not Mega-byte. You connection is 10.20 Mbps / 8 = 1.275 MB/s. You need to pay attention to which measurement is being used.
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i thought bit-torrent didnt matter on speeds but rather it depends on the the seeders/leechers

 

 

no?

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mad.gifmad.gif who on earth uses Mbps

how big is that?!?!?

i know how big 1MegaBYTE is 1024KB!!! but megabit!? no frickin clue!!

first chance i get im switching to fibre optic.
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