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What is your actual upload / download speed.


Ruud Hermans
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Many ISP's give flase information ore don't explain the small letters to you in their contract about you upload and download speed.According to my ISP:

Download: 8000 kbit/sUpload: 1200 kbit/s
I would like to know if some one knows a good website to test this couse after running a few tests the results are to spreaded for all to be in the right direction.Shorlty I don't trust these tests and would like to know if some one can verify and point me out to one that works.Ruud Hermans
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my ISP claims 10MBit download speeds or 1.25 Mbytes/second, I am not sure of my upload speed but I have actually exceeded this download speed with 1.7 MB/Sec when downloading from microsoft.com.The best way to test for realistic download speeds is to download a large file from a busy site (like MS) and see what the average speed is during the download.

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Justsomeguy, I've tried that site millions of times and still it gives me the wrong results. I dunno. I've tested my speed on many other sites and they always give me about the same figure, besides 100kbps here or there. But on that site, it's putting me 4MB/sec wrong :S

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There's a difference between Kbit/s and KB/s. The first is "kilobits per second" while the second is "kilobytes per second".Most applications you use mesure the speed in KB/s. The files you download are also mesured in KB/s. Only ISPs and network administrators use Kbit/s.The reason is that Kbit/s it's a more precise mesurement then KB/s.1B/s = 8bit/s1KB/s = 8Kbit/s.1MB/s = 8Mbit/s1GB/s = 8Gbit/sand so on...So when your ISP claims to support for example 256Kbit/s, this means the speed you'll see is 256:8=32KB/s.The example above of 8000 kbit/s is therefore actually 1000KB/s. And no, that's not exactly 1MB/s though it's pretty close. 1MB/s is 1024KB/s or 8192Kbit/s.

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