Network Speed Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johngrussell, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. johngrussell macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2007
    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.
    Thank you.
    Merry Christmas.
  2. Ploki macrumors 68040

    Jan 21, 2008
    Go to and check your actual speed first
  3. T5BRICK, Dec 23, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012

    T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    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.

    Attached Files:

  4. Ploki macrumors 68040

    Jan 21, 2008
    Exactly what I was thinking, but didn't want to insult his intelligence. Perhaps he has a symmetrical 10/10 line
  5. johngrussell thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2007
    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.
    Thank you.
  6. Daniel L macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2009
    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
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    All is well in the world.

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