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Thread: Bottom Line it for me..........

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    coomarlin
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    Question Bottom Line it for me..........

    All of these bandwidth measurements are really quite daunting. There seems to be no consistency in the way people measure things.

    Since I am an Internet explorer user and I'm use to seeing things download in KB/Sec thats the way I seem to judge speeds.

    So with that in mind what kind of speeds are you guys getting in KB/Sec? I'd like to know your average and max speeds you guys see regularly.

    With a 56K modem I regularly saw 5.3KB/Sec
    What can i expect with a cable modem?

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    glc1
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    AT&T@Home
    recent max: 440KBps
    avg.: 250-400KBps

    BTW, bits is the industry standard, that's why ISPs (besides using it as a marketing ploy) and people on this forum use bits. IE uses bytes b/c that's the way MS decided to do it (When u have as much money as MS u can do things anyway u want ). Anything dealing w/networking/internet (DSL, cable, NICs, hubs, etc.) will use bits. U get used to it after a while and get a feel for how fast a speed measured in bits is w/o having to convert it to bytes.

    [This message has been edited by glc1 (edited 10-04-2000).]

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    coomarlin
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    So I assume by saying you get 440KBps you are getting 440 KB/sec in an internet explorer download!!! That's awesome!

    What site was the 440 from? I'm looking for a superfast site benchmark from.

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    glc1
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    Originally posted by coomarlin:
    So I assume by saying you get 440KBps you are getting 440 KB/sec in an internet explorer download!!! That's awesome!

    What site was the 440 from? I'm looking for a superfast site benchmark from.
    Yes, 440KB/sec (KBps and KB/sec = the same thing). I was downloading from 3dfx.com. I get speeds like that all the time from fast corp sites. That's one way I test my speed along w/www.dslreports.com


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    Merc
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    Is there something i am doing wrong...i am only getting about 180 kiloBYTES a sec off sites where i have 20-30 ms pings on. Hehe on the half way mark yaaaah

    [This message has been edited by Merc (edited 10-04-2000).]

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    glc1
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    Originally posted by Merc:
    Is there something i am doing wrong...i am only getting about 180 kiloBYTES a sec off sites where i have 20-30 ms pings on.
    Maybe ur capped. Who's ur provider?


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