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Mbps discussion

Ryan11433
Sophomore

Mbps discussion


@Maui1957 wrote:

It will never disconnect you or charge you for going over your data limit, but you will experience reduced speeds of 1–3 Mbps once you hit your limit. That’s still enough speed to check email and use messaging apps, but expect buffering if you’re trying to stream the latest release from Netflix (or any other streaming platform).

1-3 Mps means Mega bits per second not mega bytes per second?? I have heard about this long time ago but what is the difference between bytes and bits?

 


 

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@Ryan11433 wrote:

1-3 Mps means Mega bits per second not mega bytes per second?? I have heard about this long time ago but what is the difference between bytes and bits?


Megabits per second is Mbps (Mb/s) and megabytes per second is MBps (MB/s).  8Mbps = 1MBps.


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Ryan11433
Sophomore

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@GabeU wrote:

@Ryan11433 wrote:

1-3 Mps means Mega bits per second not mega bytes per second?? I have heard about this long time ago but what is the difference between bytes and bits?


Megabits per second is Mbps (Mb/s)


That is what I thought in the first place and thanks for the note.

Ryan11433
Sophomore

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@GabeU wrote:

@Ryan11433 wrote:

1-3 Mps means Mega bits per second not mega bytes per second?? I have heard about this long time ago but what is the difference between bytes and bits?


Mmegabytes per second is MBps (MB/s).  8Mbps = 1MBps.


Huh? Do you mean 8 instead of 1?

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow Speed HELP

He means 1.

 

1 megabyte per second (MBps) equals 8 megabits per second (Mbps).

 


@Ryan11433 wrote:


Megabytes per second is MBps (MB/s).  8Mbps = 1MBps.


Huh? Do you mean 8 instead of 1?


 

 

Ryan11433
Sophomore

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@maratsade wrote:

He means 1.

 

1 megabyte per second (MBps) equals 8 megabits per second (Mbps).

 


@Ryan11433 wrote:


Megabytes per second is MBps (MB/s).  8Mbps = 1MBps.


Huh? Do you mean 8 instead of 1?


 

 


8 Mbps = 8,000 Kbps it is what Google also have said.

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow Speed HELP

 

 

Yes, 8 megabits per second is 8,000 kilobits per second. 8 megabits per second is also 1 megabyte per second. 

 


@Ryan11433 wrote:


8 Mbps = 8,000 Kbps


 

Ryan11433
Sophomore

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@maratsade wrote:

 

 

Yes, 8 megabits per second is 8,000 kilobits per second. 8 megabits per second is also 1 megabyte per second. 

 


@Ryan11433 wrote:


8 Mbps = 8,000 Kbps


 


not exactly meaning and yeah it is below 8 megabytes but it is your meaning I just don't agree with it because I'm looking forward to maximum meaning.

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow Speed HELP


@Ryan11433 wrote: 

not exactly meaning and yeah it is below 8 megabytes but it is your meaning I just don't agree with it because I'm looking forward to maximum meaning.


It's quite simple.  In the abbreviation, bytes is B and bits is b.  1 byte = 8 bits .  1MBps = 8Mbps, so 8Mbps = 1MBps, just as I said.  HughesNet and most other ISPs advertise their speed in bits per second, not bytes per second.  Most speed tests measure in bits per second (bps), but some also show bytes per second (Bps).

 

Now, we should probably allow this thread to continue with the OP's issue instead of filling it up with things unrelated.

 

Edit:  Discussion has since been separated from the original topic and put into its own in the General section.


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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Slow Speed HELP

"It's quite simple."

 

You'd think, wouldn't you? LOL