Speed download - what does k/s mean?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Mala, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Mala macrumors 6502

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    I'm using Speed Download to check the exact speed of my slooooow broadband connection. It's listing the download at average speeds of between 2 and 8 k/s. But what exactly does it mean by k/s? Can't find an interpretation anywhere. Kilobytes per second? Kilobits per second?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I suspect it's kilobytes per second based on the screenshots here.
     
  3. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    If it's kilobits per second, I'm amazed you are even posting.

    If it's kilobytes per second, you are barely faster than dialup. I usually saw 5.3 to 6.0 kilobytes per second (depending on compression) when I had dialup.

    Try this test at:

    http://www.dslreports.com/stest?loc=97

    Here's my results with cable:
    2004-10-03 10:09:00 EST: 4035 / 495
    Your download speed : 4132036 bps, or 4035 kbps.
    A 504.3 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 507166 bps, or 495 kbps.

    What service do you have anyway?

    kbps is kilobits per second, KB/sec is kilobytes per second. (bps is of course bits per second)
     

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