Connection questions

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I have a program (EMSA Bandwidth Monitor) that expresses my upload & download speeds in terms of "KBps". I am paying my IPS for a certain speed, but it is expressed as "mbps"

    I *think* "KBps" means "kilobytes per second" and "mbps" means "megabits persecond."

    Questions:

    1- Am I correct in my definitions of KBps & mbps? If not, what are the correct meanings?

    2- Can anyone tell me the formula for accurately converting from KBps to mbps?

    Aloha from Hawaii,
    bellgamin
     
  2. LenC

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    dw426 Registered Member

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    That's right, you got it. Now, to convert, take your ISP stated upload and download speed (like 10Mbps download, 1Mbps upload) and divide by 8 to go from Mbps to Kbps. On the connection example I gave, 10Mpbs is 10,000 Kbps, so just go from there. I hope I helped (and I hope I'm correct, I did look it up. This is how I've always done it with uTorrent).
     
  4. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    Yep, 8 bits per byte
     
  5. Sadeghi85

    Sadeghi85 Registered Member

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    Although deviding by 8 is technically correct, deviding by ten is more practical.

    So 10Mpbs = 10240Kbps = 1024KBps (rather than 1280KBps)
     
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