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Mbps discussion

MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Slow Speed HELP

A Byte is a character. Multiple bits make up a character.

Depending upon the number of control bits, there could be between 8-12 bits per Byte. I use 10 as a general rule, going back to the old signalling days when you had 8 data bits, 1 start bit, 1 stop bit and no parity bits.

 

Therefore, using simple conversion math:

 

                1,000,000 Byte        10 bits        10,000,000 bits
1MBps =  -------------------- * ---------------- = --------------------- = 10Mbps

                      sec                     1Byte                  sec

 


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@MarkJFine wrote:

A Byte is a character. Multiple bits make up a character.

Depending upon the number of control bits, there could be between 8-12 bits per Byte. I use 10 as a general rule, going back to the old signalling days when you had 8 data bits, 1 start bit, 1 stop bit and no parity bits.

 

Therefore, using simple conversion math:

 

                1,000,000 Byte        10 bits        10,000,000 bits
1MBps =  -------------------- * ---------------- = --------------------- = 10Mbps

                      sec                     1Byte                  sec

 


But nearly all commercial speed tests use binary, not decimal, for their conversions.  In speed tests 1MBps = 8Mbps and 1Mbps = 0.125MBps.  I've never seen speed tests using a decimal conversion before, or at least not in anything commercial.

 

And remember, this is data transfer rate, not data amounts like storage.


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MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Slow Speed HELP

@GabeU wrote:

And remember, this is data transfer rate, not data amounts like storage.


Helps to know how it's being transferred Smiley Happy



* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Ryan11433
Sophomore

Re: Slow Speed HELP

thanks for answering my question that you produced more detailed information. 

Mitcom1
New Poster

Re: Mbps discussion

I would be happy with 1 meg I'm in the.2 and.3 no matter what. I'm learning that hughesnet was never meant to stream it was supposed to be for email only 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Mbps discussion

That's not accurate. You can do much more than email with HughesNet, including some streaming (though the latter varies depending on many factors).  

 

Mitcom1 wrote:

I would be happy with 1 meg I'm in the.2 and.3 no matter what. I'm learning that hughesnet was never meant to stream it was supposed to be for email only 


 

SleepyOwl
New Member

Re: Mbps discussion

A bit (b) is a binary digit, either 0 or 1 A Byte (B) is a string of 8 bits.