[PLUG-TALK] ADSL Service vs. Transfer Speeds

Tony Rick tonyr42 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 15:50:09 PDT 2009


Rich,

I guess I always considered the bps rate to be raw bits, and the Bps
rate to ignore stop bits and/or parity bits and the like, thus
clouding the issue by reporting only the rate of
data-bytes-you-are-really-interested-in.

- tony

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Tony Rick wrote:
>
>> Make sure you are interpreting units correctly. TPC transfer rates are
>> reported in bits-per-second, download speeds are sometimes reported by an
>> app in bytes-per-second. My service is 1.5M(down)/864(up), and synaptic
>> shows me about 158M max download speed. You can try speedtest.net to
>> check your actual bits-per-second speed.
>
> tony,
>
>   I considered that the service was in bits/sec and the transfer speeds I
> see here are in bytes/sec, but that's a factor of 8, not 10.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich
>
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