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Old October 20, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Thanks - that makes me feel a little better.

I thought the difference between a KB and MB should have been like 1000 times more so knowing that 400 kbs is roughly 4 mps means I'm getting what they say I should get (well they say 5 mps but that's sales hype I rarely get over 4 mps on Speednet).
You're getting the conversations slightly wrong. ISPs advertise their internet speeds in bits per second, so Mbps means Megabits per second.

With a 4 Megabits per second you are getting a max download speed of 500 KiloBytes per second. There are 8 bits in every bit, hence 4 000 000 000 (roughly) bits divided by 8 equals 500 000 Bytes.

Recap: Mbps means MegaBits per Second, MB/s means MeagaBytes per second, Kbps means Kilobits per second and KB/s means KiloBytes per second.

Why ISPs don't advertise their speeds these days in bytes per second I have no idea, probably to sound faster than it really is.
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I can generally max my connection (2MB/s) on about 90% of websites.
Are you on dial up? Peasant.
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Old October 21, 2013, 10:12 AM
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2 MB/s isn't actually bad. That's usually what I'll do. Sometimes it goes up to 2.5 or a little higher. That's about average for 20Mb/s internet (DSL here).
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Old October 21, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Are you on dial up? Peasant.
The 20Mbps package is the only one that has unlimited bandwidth. Others have a 250GB limit.
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Old October 21, 2013, 10:15 AM
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The 20Mbps package is the only one that has unlimited bandwidth. Others have a 250GB limit.
Honestly, 20Mb/s seems to be lots. I can stream video no problem, my games play lag free, and my HTPC 'accumulates' media in almost no time at all.

The only real problem is it can't seem to handle the HTPC 'accumulating media' and FPS gaming on my Gaming rig at the same time. I usually have to prevent the HTPC from doing its thing while I game.

Both me and the boy can game at the same time no problem though. How much bandwidth a Minecraft server takes though, I don't know!
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Honestly, 20Mb/s seems to be lots. I can stream video no problem, my games play lag free, and my HTPC 'accumulates' media in almost no time at all.

The only real problem is it can't seem to handle the HTPC 'accumulating media' and FPS gaming on my Gaming rig at the same time. I usually have to prevent the HTPC from doing its thing while I game.

Both me and the boy can game at the same time no problem though. How much bandwidth a Minecraft server takes though, I don't know!
This is getting awfully close to verboten topics, but as a last comment in that vein... have you limited your upload? Most routers should be able to handle sharing between different PCs, but the one thing that can take down the whole network is saturating your upload speeds...

The other option is to check to see if your router has QoS settings which would allow you to specify either priority PCs, or possibly ports as well.

That's probably more in depth than we should go on the subject though.... ;)
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This is getting awfully close to verboten topics, but as a last comment in that vein... have you limited your upload? Most routers should be able to handle sharing between different PCs, but the one thing that can take down the whole network is saturating your upload speeds...

The other option is to check to see if your router has QoS settings which would allow you to specify either priority PCs, or possibly ports as well.

That's probably more in depth than we should go on the subject though.... ;)
Verboten or not many sources use torrents to share files. We all know what the most common use for it is.. So perhaps benefit of the doubt?
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Verboten or not many sources use torrents to share files. We all know what the most common use for it is.. So perhaps benefit of the doubt?
Not when the basis of the conversation is "acquiring media content". There aren't that many legit sources of media content that would saturate a person's HTPC 24/7, and the ones that are legit aren't the ones that folks want to dl.... :)
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Ehn, it's not that much these days anyhow. We have cable now, with the included PVR.

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