Speed of 802.11g - Dumb question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nhkader, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. nhkader macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2003
    I am correct in understanding that the quoted speed is:
    54 Megabits per second

    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.
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    8 is still the word length...

    where are you getting this 1.5 MBps? from the internet downloads? then the bottleneck could be your ISP. if it's computer to computer then... hmm...

    mixed b/g will run at the slowest one on the network, i believe...
  3. nhkader thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2003
    I'm getting 1.5 megaBYTES per second - this then equates to 12 megaBITs per second - so I guess not too bad then?

    I have ADSL at 512kbps (61 KB/s).

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