On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 03:20:49 -0000, "Miss Perspicacia Tick"
Hey Persicle, how's it *** ?? You've got your big 'uns & your little
'uns in a bunch here. Also to the guy who posted the original, this may
In the older days it was easy. Everything was reported in Kbps or maybe
Kbps (big K or small k I believe is ok here, but not for the "B" or "b".
Kbps is kilobits (bits) per second. You talk in Mbps, which is....
hmmmmm, crap, I forget what the M stands for - anyways one Mbps = 1000
Kbps (M=million?... crud..). My cable download speed max is supposed to
be 3000 Kbps, or 3 Mbps.
However, now we've got programs, a lot of 'em now, reporting in KB/s, or
KBps perhaps - notice the large letter "B". Meaning bytes, not bits. My
torrent program is a good example of this, BitTornado. It reports in
KB/s. one byte = 8 bits. So when someone is seeing their speed reported,
they've got to understand this. If I am downloading a torrent file and it
says I am at 200 KB/s, than I can times 8 that to interpret my Kbps speed
to be 1600 Kbps. Or 1.6 Mbps... Darrn good for a p2p type connection.
If the original poster of this thread is getting 60 KBps and not 60 Kbps,
he is getting about 480 Kbps, a decent rate for a 300 Kbps DSL line -
because it seems to me that some DSL companies tell you the minimum you
are going to get, not the max....