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    Question is it 56KB/sec a slow download speed for a DSL?

    Hi
    I was wondering if a 56 KB/sec download speed is slow,
    my connection speed is 512kps, when I run a speed test, it says my speed connection is 412 KB/sec and thatīs OK, but when i try to download a file like a game demo on servers that other people claim to be really fast, I only get 50-56 KB/sec so can someone tell me please if it is normal and if not what could be the reason. Thanks.
    Sorry, my english is very bad.

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    Ye that is what you should be getting.
    Your connection is 512kbps, which is 512 kilobits per second not kilobytes. There are 8 bits in a byte so 512/8 = 64kb/s, but you won't get that because there are other things that come into play.
    56kb/s is about your fastest speed on 512kbps.

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    Thanks

    Thank you TheFallenAngel your help was very useful

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    Just to add... the typical rule is that an uppercase 'K' represents kilobytes, while a lowercase 'k' represents kilobits. So, a kb/s and kbps actually describe the same unit. You can do a quick test at HowFastAmI.com
    This will actually display the results in several units and shows a camparative graph with other standard connection types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley73
    Just to add... the typical rule is that an uppercase 'K' represents kilobytes, while a lowercase 'k' represents kilobits. So, a kb/s and kbps actually describe the same unit. You can do a quick test at HowFastAmI.com
    This will actually display the results in several units and shows a camparative graph with other standard connection types.

    wow thats a horrible speed test site!

    try www.pcpitstop.com and the test they have for both download and upload.

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    How fast am I won't come up here at work, blocked. I did speed test at PcPitStop, but it only reported my speed in kilobits per second, (2779). It did not also show kilobytes.

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