internet speed test

October 14, 2009 at 00:28:22
Specs: Windows XP

i would like to test my internet speed in mbps,last week i test my internet speed here , it shown in kbps i need the right website to test in mbps,please let me know if there is anything.

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October 14, 2009 at 00:30:21

UK MP's are thieving scumbags.
EU members are worse.

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October 14, 2009 at 03:16:53
t shown in kbps i need the right website to test in mbps

Just shift the decimal point three places to the left and you have the mbs speed.

4985 kbps = 4.985 Mbps

Unless you really mean bytes per second as opposed to bits per second in which case you are not going to get it. All data transfer rates are measured in bits per second. Bytes per second is pretty meaningless as it noes not take into account of overheads which can account for as much as 10% of the transmitted data.


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October 14, 2009 at 06:47:17
All network related devices - network adapters, high speed modems, routers, etc. - are rated in bits per second. The same applies to your ISP's max rated speed.
There are 8 bits per byte, but when you take into account error correction and other networking overhead, you end up with a rate in bytes per second that is about one tenth of the rate in bits per second, not one eighth of the rate in bits per second.

You'll get different max ratings at a particular time depending on what is between you and the server where the particular speed test is run. Choose a site where you get a higher result, and stick to using that site and the same test for testing your speed for comparison purposes when you want to check your speed at various times.
If you run the same download speed test twice or more in a row, the second or more test usually yields a faster result because part of the data downloaded for the test is already on your computer - the first result is the most accurate one.

E.g. I use a speed test at, and I get the best result when I choose a server that is in Canada (I'm in Canada).

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