limits for data transfer in messenger

  dfghjkl 19:06 18 Feb 2004

hello i have xp pro with 150k,what is the limit for transfering files ? i know e-mail is out for large files,but whai is the limit for messenger? i have a file just under a gig with photos,video,etc,i wish to send to a family member,is this possible,and if so,how long will it take approx,?(1 minute or 10 minutes or 1 hour?)they are on 56k,i am on 150,but soon upgrading to 600,thanks.peter.

  ©®@$? 19:12 18 Feb 2004

probably better putting them on a cd or two.

would take way to long if they are on a 56k..probably a few days atleast

quicker sending by snail mail!

  ©®@$? 19:13 18 Feb 2004

even if you are on 150k, would still take to long

  dfghjkl 20:03 18 Feb 2004

have i got my maths wrong i thought it would take more than a few cds? 700mb on a cd,so 700kb would be 10 wouldnt it?i had reckoned on 13 which is why i asked the question about messenger.i know a dvdr would do it,but i aint got one.peter.

  ©®@$? 20:17 18 Feb 2004

1024mb in 1 gb

so only 324 mb diff

2 cd's would do

  Robotic_Rob 21:04 18 Feb 2004

I beleive that at 150k it would take 6666.6 secs or 1hr 48 mins. And at 600k it would take 1666.6 secs or 28.8 mins. Thats 4 1000mb/1gb as good as.

You can send what ever size you like, as msn acts like a p2p program. eg. kazaa. Or so ive been told.

  dfghjkl 21:31 18 Feb 2004

thanks ,i have learnt something tonight.

  ©®@$? 23:22 18 Feb 2004

1hr 48 mins on a 150k connection to send 1gb of data i don't think so!

  explicitlyrics100 23:26 18 Feb 2004

with somebody on 56k it would take a good 12hours or so to get 1gb esp as they are getting it off you who has not got a lightning fast connection. couple this with disconnection from the net and stuff like that and youre either gonna have to set up an ftp or send it in the post

  powerless 23:29 18 Feb 2004

...and a 56K does not upload a 56K, it uploads @ 33.6 ;-))

  ©®@$? 23:31 18 Feb 2004

dont even think they would be that lucky to get it in hours think days would soon approach!

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