Cable question?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Kuwi, May 26, 2005.

  1. Kuwi

    Kuwi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,860
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A
    when a cable company says the cable goes 5mb's a second does it really?
     
  2. d0rkus

    d0rkus I has a booger. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Messages:
    9,789
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Cullyfornia
    max speed 5mb = 500 kB/sec

    depends on the server, etc on how fast you will be able to download
    but it just means that's the fastest it can go and is not always the case
     
  3. dijital

    dijital New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,896
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nor Cal
    5megabit line = 625kilobytes/sec
     
  4. Kuwi

    Kuwi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,860
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A
    I am on wireless right now, so does that make it go any slower?
     
  5. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    814
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Charlotte, MI
    802.11b true throughput is only about 750K bytes.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    you're a dumbass.


    5*1000/8 = 625KB/s
    5*1024/8 = 640KB/s

    Depending on who you work for is which value is "right". Either way, it's a lot higher than 500KB/s
     

Share This Page