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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.

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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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.Original Poster

0.6 megs, surely that can't be right?

speedguide.net/con…php

or roughly 8 / 8 = 1MB.

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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?

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

Does that look about right?

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Thank you for your input, rep added.

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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)?

I think this should technically read 'B'.

Im 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!

Confusing stuff, anyway...

Cheers guys.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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

8 megabits = 8000000 bits

8000000 bits = 1000000 bytes

1000000 bytes = 976.5625 kilobytes

976.5625 = 0.95367431640625 megaBytes

so 8 megabits = 0.95367431640625 megaBytes

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

broadband.o2.co.uk/hom…zEp

they should say megbits or mb.

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