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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Network Speed Question

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I've got a 2012 mbp with Crucial 510 SSD HD and 16GB Ram. I also have AT&T Uverse with approx. 1.4MB upload speed. I'm trying to upload some videos to smugmug but it is very slow, approx.185kb/sec. upload speed according to Activity Monitor. Is there a way to check if my settings are correct and set to maximize uploads etc.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Go to speedtest.net and check your actual speed first
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Internet service speeds are normally quoted in megabits per second. Your computer is measuring megabytes per second.

Your measured upload speeds look fine for your Internet speed.

As an example, I've attached a speedtest screenshot of my upload speed, which also happens to be 1.5Mb/s.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:14 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by T5BRICK View Post
Internet service speeds are normally quoted in megabits per second. Your computer is measuring megabytes per second.

Your measured upload speeds look fine for your Internet speed.

As an example, I've attached a speedtest screenshot of my upload speed, which also happens to be 1.5Mb/s.
Exactly what I was thinking, but didn't want to insult his intelligence. Perhaps he has a symmetrical 10/10 line
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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Thank you all for your replies. Still learning this stuff and the mega-bits v. bytes is confusing to say the least. I did do an upload speed test as suggested before I posted that was 1.4MB/sec. When i was looking at Activity Monitor during an upload to Smugmug, I was getting 185KB/sec. So it seems that a speed test of 1.5MB/sec. is equivalent to approx. 185KB/sec. actually upload speed according to one reply I got.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Multiply by 8 to convert from bytes to bits.
185 kilobytes*8=1480 kilobits/second.

Divide by 1000 to convert to megabits.
1480kilobits/1000=1.48 megabits/second
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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, I was getting 185KB/sec. So it seems that a speed test of 1.5MB/sec. is equivalent to approx. 185KB/sec.
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