speed question

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sat Jun 19 19:58:51 EDT 2004

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Thanks. I was always under the impression that KbpS and Kb/S were both
interchangeable, and stood for Kilobytes per second.

I notice that lynx the cat reports download speeds in Kb/s, while the
statistics page of my ADSL modem reports the speed in KbpS. Knowing
that they're both different, and that one is Kilobits, while the other
is Kilobytes, 1360 KbPs is a lot closer to 1536 KbpS. Doing some
calculations shows me that I should be getting 192 Kb/S max, but I
suppose I should take into account the bandwidth of other machines,
and the latency of the net in general.


On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 05:47:39PM -0500, Thomas Stivers wrote:
> I think you may need to sort out acronyms. I believe kbps typically
> means killobits per second, whereas kb/s typically means kilobytes per
> second. There are 8 kilobits in a kilobyte, therefore 170 kb/s = 1360
> kbps. Hopefully I am not just talking out my ass and I am remembering
> this stuff correctly. 
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