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    650 kB/s = ???

    Hi, thanks for taking the time out to read this thread. I recently subscribed to O2's Standard broadband package offering 8 megs and having just checked my download speeds, I was wondering what 650-700 kB/s equates to in terms of megs. Any help or comments will be appreciated. Thanks again.

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    just over 6mb m8

    It's all in the B. A lowercase "b" means bits, while the uppercase means bytes. There's eight bits in a byte, which makes your 650KB/s a reasonably decent 5200kbps, or 5.2Mbps.

    "I was wondering what 650-700 kB/s equates to in terms of megs"

    650 / 1024 = 0.634765625
    700 / 1024 = 0.68359375

    Therefore 650-700 kB/s translates to 0.634765625 - 0.68359375 MB/s

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    dcx_badass;4718321

    It's upto 8 meg, not 8 meg.For the record I get 860kb/s on my 8 meg.



    Is that also on the O2 Standard package, and is that a peak speed or an average? Is there a simplified way to convert from kB/s to megs - I've tried googling for a conversion factor but don't quite understand how the conversion works? Thanks.

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    Xiwt;4718459

    "I was wondering what 650-700 kB/s equates to in terms of megs"650 / 1024 … "I was wondering what 650-700 kB/s equates to in terms of megs"650 / 1024 = 0.634765625700 / 1024 = 0.68359375Therefore 650-700 kB/s translates to 0.634765625 - 0.68359375 MB/s



    0.6 megs, surely that can't be right?

    it is 100% correct translation of kB/s to MB/s.

    If O2 said they promised you 8 mbps then they aren't doing too badly because that translates to 0.95367 MB/s

    or roughly 8 / 8 = 1MB.

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    Xiwt;4718649

    If you don't believe me check … If you don't believe me check here:http://www.speedguide.net/conversion.php



    I see what you have done, it was my mistake. Therefore, I assume that 0.68359375 MB/s (700 kB/s) x8 = 5.46875 megs?

    Original Poster

    Well the thing that's baffling me is that on the first two days of connecting to O2 BB, the speed tests I ran on thinkbroadband.com indicated that I was getting a speed of 10.7 megs, which corresponded with the 11 megs O2 informed me was the speed I could expect on my line. Seeing as how I chose the standard package, shouldn't I be getting speeds of 8 megs as opposed to 5.4 megs? The speed tests on thinkbroadband.com now show a speed of 6.7 megs constantly and the 650-700 kB/s speeds (5.4 megs approx.) are based on downloads.

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    dcx_badass;4718767

    That's my maximum but I get that sustained on downloads.That's on talk … That's my maximum but I get that sustained on downloads.That's on talk talk, but 8 meg is 8 meg whatever the provider is.Also ADSL broadband takes a few days to settle, what speed does your rother say you are connected at?



    Router info.: Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,313 / 8,188

    Does that look about right?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;4718807

    That's 8 meg.



    Thank you for your input, rep added.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;4718767

    That's my maximum but I get that sustained on downloads.That's on talk … That's my maximum but I get that sustained on downloads.That's on talk talk, but 8 meg is 8 meg whatever the provider is.Also ADSL broadband takes a few days to settle, what speed does your rother say you are connected at?



    Based on your 860 kB/s download speeds, my new-found knowledge tells me that this equates to 6.8 megs ([860 x 8]/1000)?

    dickslash;4718800

    Router info.: Bandwidth (Up/Down) [k[size="30"]b[/size]ps/kbps]: 1,313 / … Router info.: Bandwidth (Up/Down) [k[size="30"]b[/size]ps/kbps]: 1,313 / 8,188Does that look about right?



    I think this should technically read 'B'.

    Ok guys, since everyones here. Just ran a speed checker, got 912mbps

    Im on orange who promise us 8MB Connection.. whats all that about.

    Bigpoppaad;4718914

    Ok guys, since everyones here. Just ran a speed checker, got 912mbpsIm on … Ok guys, since everyones here. Just ran a speed checker, got 912mbpsIm on orange who promise us 8MB Connection.. whats all that about.



    They did not promise you 8 MB

    They promised you 8 Mb

    you are getting slightly more than that...be happy.

    Hang on hang on..... 912mbps wtf.........! You are getting a lot more than what they promised you!

    LOL..... Thats what I ment to say guys..... So my connection is good? for what they say.

    Confusing stuff, anyway...

    Cheers guys.

    Original Poster

    Thank you all for your comments, especially dcx and xiwt. I'm still somewhat disappointed that I'm achieving only 5.4 megs on a 8 meg line, but like dcx mentioned earlier I should wait a few days for my line to stablilise.

    Bigpoppaad;4718974

    LOL..... Thats what I ment to say guys..... So my connection is good? for … LOL..... Thats what I ment to say guys..... So my connection is good? for what they say.Confusing stuff, anyway...Cheers guys.



    912 megabits per second (mbps) translates to roughly 108.72 megabytes per second (mBps)...

    I seriously doubt you have that connection speed from your home.

    Original Poster

    Xiwt;4719063

    912 megabits per second (mbps) translates to roughly 108.72 megabytes per … 912 megabits per second (mbps) translates to roughly 108.72 megabytes per second (mBps)... I seriously doubt you have that connection speed from your home.



    What is 108.72 mBps in mbps? Isn't it 13.5 mbps (108.72/8) which is not unheard of?

    dickslash;4719100

    What is 108.72 mBps in mbps? Isn't it 13.5 mbps (108.72/8) which is not … What is 108.72 mBps in mbps? Isn't it 13.5 mbps (108.72/8) which is not unheard of?



    No you are doing the calculation wrong...hang on I'll walk you through an example...gimmie a sec

    108.72 mBps = 912.01mbps

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    dcx_badass;4719145

    Leave the internet connection alive if you can, so if you have a router … Leave the internet connection alive if you can, so if you have a router make sure you leave it on and that it is set up to stay connected (or some say nailed up), and not connect on demand, this will help the speed increase.



    Well my router is always plugged in at the mains but with regards to whether the connection is maintained even after switching my PC off, I honestly can't say. Any ideas about how to stay constantly connected - would also have had a look in the O2 forums to find the answer if their servers weren't down.

    1 mBps = 8.388608 mbps (this is technically greater than your promised speed on 02 btw)

    Convert to mBps to kBps

    1 * 1024 (since there are 1024 kiloBytes in a megabyte) = 1024 kBs

    Convert kBps to Bs (Bytes)

    1024 * 1024 (since there are 1024 Bytes in a kilobyte) = 1048576 Bs

    Convert Bytes(Bs) to bits(bs)

    1048576 * 8 (since there are 8 bits in a byte) = 8388608 bs

    Convert Bits (bs) to kilobits

    8388608 / 1000 (since there are 1000 bits in a kilobit) = 8388.608 kbs

    Convert kbs to megabits (mbs)

    8388.608 / 1000 (since there are 1000 kilobits in a megabit) = 8.388608 mbps

    just divide the bits by 8 to get bytes. Either way, good on you op if you getting near max speeds.

    Artonox;4719353

    just divide the bits by 8 to get bytes. Either way, good on you op if you … just divide the bits by 8 to get bytes. Either way, good on you op if you getting near max speeds.



    yes... but you won't get very accurate results dividing by 8 to get from megabits to megaBytes.

    example 8 megabits / 8 = 1 mBps (not quite right)

    8 megabits = 8000000 bits

    8000000 bits = 1000000 bytes

    1000000 bytes = 976.5625 kilobytes

    976.5625 = 0.95367431640625 megaBytes

    so 8 megabits = 0.95367431640625 megaBytes

    dxx;4718301

    It's all in the B. A lowercase "b" means bits, while the uppercase means … It's all in the B. A lowercase "b" means bits, while the uppercase means bytes. There's eight bits in a byte, which makes your 650KB/s a reasonably decent 5200kbps, or 5.2Mbps.



    This person knows what they are talking about but they have translated 650KB/s to Mbs very slighty wrong...

    650KB/s = 5.3248Mbps (I didn't bother doing the calculation myself that time I just used the link I gave you)

    but now I want to do it because I am geek.

    650 * 1024 = 665600 Bytes

    665600 * 8 = 5324800 bits

    5324800 / 1000 = 5324.8 kilobits

    5324.8 / 1000 = 5.3248 megabits

    I must say that the term 'meg' o2 use to describe their packages is misleading.

    broadband.o2.co.uk/hom…zEp

    they should say megbits or mb.

    because 'meg' (on its own) = tosh.
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