I am correct in understanding that the quoted speed is: 54 Megabits per second Realistic: 20 Megabits per second Does this mean that to get it to Megabytes per second I divide by 8? The reason is that I am testing my connection (Airport Extreme to Netgear DG834G) and I get something like 1.5 Megabytes per second with the router on mixed b&g mode. This translates to 12 Mbps (megabits per second). is 8 still the accepted word length. Apologies if this is a dumb question.