Hi - can someone help me understand speed numbers?
I just got connected to AOL 1Mb. I am pleased with it - but I got a message from my real player to tell me that I was connecting at 512k. My mate says that this means that AOL have put me on the regular BB and not the 1MB. Having never had any sort of BB before I haven't a clue!
In my tray the arrows say that the upstream/downstream is 288/1152. I have tried to use AOL's own speedchecker, but I must be thick or something because I couldnt understand the dividing by 8 and then using a conversion table!
There are 8 bits to a byte, but some extra bits are added in data transmission, so as a rule-of-thumb for the sake of your internet connection you can consider the transmission bytes rate to be a tenth of the bit rate.