Internet speed Q?

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  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'm a bit putter illiterate here but have a question about the speed.
    With my old dial-up, the speed was in Bps. With this new connection, it's Mbps.
    The question is, is there 1,000 bites in one megabite.
    The reason this is "floopi'n" around in my brain is, that with the dial up, I was getting 48 Bps..... and now I'm getting "about" 18 Mbps..... it is alot faster and no interruptions, other than I'm running off a wireless router and a "LONG" distance from the router.
    (just trying to figure a bit here) :confused:
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    Isn't the higher speed nice?

    It's not really available out here for me, so I'm running off a Verizon Mifi card. Top out at about 512 kbps (0.5 Mbps). Sometimes I go to McDonald's just to move files. :D

    To answer your question, 1 Mbps = 1,000,000 (one million) bps.
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    This should either clear it up or confuse you to death. :)
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    Josh's link is way better
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  5. Zane71464

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    YES it is...with my old dial up, I'd have to "rush" anything I was posting, typing as I was ALWAYS losing connection...it was "chaos" just trying to type here!!!!
    NICE!!! :confused: Ive heard an know of kilobites with elcetric, but never put it with internet speed...never even croseed my "broken" mind! :confused:
    Where's that at Jack>
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    WOW, just "trying to figure"...
    48 bps I was on was = to about (where's my calculator) :eek:
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    Just think, you are now 375,000 times faster than you were with dial up!
    Woooohhoooo!
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    ...would that be bites? (bps) :confused: lol
    In any case, I can say it's a hell'uva LOT quicker!!!!
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  12. Woodnut

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    All you have to know about speed is how long you have to wait for something to download or upload. Very Simple, not of that m stuff.:D:D:banghead:
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    Amen to that Carl!!!
    Used to be, that say a download of 62MB's would take about 2-1/2hrs.
    Now it takes "about" 30mins. (about)
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    I've tried em all over the years. A persons location matters. If you use it, choose the location that's farthest from you. Only test once. Any tests after that will show a faster speed unless you kill all thee cookies for the site. A lot of folks will do it over and over til they get a speed that looks good. :eek:

    This is my site of choice. This was taken using my laptop.
    http://www.speakeasy.net/


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    OMG Dial up! It was like two cans and a string compared to today's high speed.....if you could get on and stay on, and AOL was king, that's changed.

    There are a lot of those DL/UL speed tests that ping your computer to check your connections and speed. Mine is:

    http://speedtest.zoominternet.net/

    I liked my old one that displayed it as a real time graph but it's OK.
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