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    Converting advertised speed to KB/s

    Hi I am on 5000/640 cable, I was wondering how I convert 5000 into KB/s. Is it around 600? Please don't just tell me the max speed but tell me howto calculate it.
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    Re: Converting advertised speed to KB/s

    Originally posted by mmione
    Hi I am on 5000/640 cable, I was wondering how I convert 5000 into KB/s. Is it around 600? Please don't just tell me the max speed but tell me howto calculate it.
    5000kbps divided by 8 = 625 kb/sec
    625 kb/sec multiply by 8 = 5000 kbps = 5Mbps

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    5000kbps divided by 8 = 625 kb/sec
    625 kb/sec multiply by 8 = 5000 kbps = 5Mbps
    Actually Kb (notice uppercase K) is used for KiloBytes. lowercase k (kbps) means kilobits.

    little b is bits and big B is Bytes - though at your speed I doubt you'll see anything measured in units less that Kb or kb.

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