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January 13, 2009, 08:10 AM
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Thats because Mb and MB are 2 different things.
Internet providers and your network are measured in mega
, while file systems, and by extension, files, download speed statistics and etc are measured in mega
For every 1 byte, there are 8 bits(8 bits in a byte). Using your "10Mbps Internet" means that you max downloading speed IS 10 mega
or 1.25 mega
. If you are seeing speeds above 1.25MBps thats usually due to speed bursting by the Internet provider. For example depending on how your provider's set up, a 10Mbps connection will burst to 15 or 20Mbps for up 30-60minutes during a large HTTP/FTP file transfer.
Don't worry, on 10Mbps line, if your seeing speeds of 1 to 1.5MBps, your getting EXACTLY what your paying for.
Close but no cigar. Bandwidth is measured in megabaud.
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