# 1 Mbps no >> 100 Kbps

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Hi everybody

I have a very big problem.I have bought an Internet connection from "Turk Telekom" Company (Turkey's biggest ISP Company). The company says me that "your download speed is 1 Mbps" but I have been downloading files with the maximum speed of 100 Kbps.And I have to say this information. " I download with speed of 100Kbps only at nights " . Can anybody explain me why my speed is so low?

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when it comes to transfer speeds, they calculate the speed in bits/sec, not bytes/sec

1Kilobit/sec = 1000 bits/sec

1Kilobyte/sec = 1024 bytes/sec = 8192 bits/sec

So....1Megabit/sec (1Mbps) = 125 Kilobytes/sec (KB/s)

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1mb = 125kb/s. So your absolute max in a perfect world would be 125kb/s, so 100kb/s is about right considering you can never get the full max.

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many thanks for your dear helps

Believe me that I didn't know 1mbps is equal to 125 kbps . I thought that 1 mbps is equal to 1024 kbps. I really happy for these answers

good day

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My (maybe really flawed) calculations suggest that the real-world TCP/IP download speed on a connection of 1024KB (or 1MB) would download at a transfer speed of 108 kilobytes per second.

Edited by SmaugyGrrr
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maybe you are right but sometimes i could downloaded files with speed of 160 kbps. it is so interesting..

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They might have contained easily-compressible data. Try downloading a file full of zeroes compared to a .zip.

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*flails arms in panic*

People!!! The key part that just about EVERYONE in this thread missed is the capitalization!

1Mbps = One megabit per second. The lowercase 'b' indicates a bit.

1MBps = One megabyte per second. Uppercase 'B' indicates a byte.

Just to minimize confusion, I'll typically write rated network speeds in terms of Mbps, while I'll write download speeds in KB/s or MB/s. That way there's a clear distinction between the two.

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*flails arms in panic*

People!!!

At last. I was surprised no one reacted to this sort of nonsense: "1mb = 125kb/s"

What about \$1M = \$125k ? still fine ?

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Typically shorthand for money uses capital letters (B, M, K).

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so i have understood that 1mbps=(approximately)100 kbps.the download speed of 100kbps is good and normal. If there is another important thing,please say me . If there isn't any other thing, I thank for all friendly helps.

Good day

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so i have understood that 1mbps=(approximately)100 kbps.

You definitely can't put it like that, re-read Xzian's post, there are bits on one side and bytes on the other side, you can't just write 'bps' for both, it doesn't make sense !

Check your speed on test sites, like this one for instance. It should show at least 500kb/sec.

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They advertise 1mbps... so you have a max dl speed of 125KBps.

Yeah it is confusing.

Like Zxian said. Watch for the capitalization.

There are 8 bits in a Byte.

Like 8 nibbles on a sandwitch equals a Bite.

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There are 8 bits in a Byte.

Like 8 nibbles on a sandwitch equals a Bite.

Not to make things more confusing... There are 4 bits to a nibble, and 2 nibbles to a Byte. The reason why they named this is because 4 bits is the exact amount of data stored in a hexadecimal number.

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I think Siginet was joking with his particular nibbles example

But your explanation of nibbles is right on the money.

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