Connection/broadband query

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    abhi_shake New Member

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    The bandwidth offered in broadband is 256KBPS while the download is around 32 KBPS which is a number which is exactly divisible by 8. This all happens in all connections where the net speed is 'x' and its download is x/8. Why?
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Because 256 is Kbps while 32 is KBps

    Its 256 Kilo - bits per second, so in byte terms, as 8 bits make one byte these days, its 32 Kilo - Bytes per second.

    This issue has faced many a war here :p
     
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    AshishSharma Livin' in the ghetto

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    Bcz the KBPS as used by the ISP's is Kilo Bits per second, while ur computer downloads in Kilo Bytes per second ...

    Now 1 Byte = 8 Bits hence 256 K(Bits)PS = 32 K(Bytes)PS

    BTW U'll never get absolute 32 KBPS download on 256 KBPS connection it should be between 25 - 30 KBPS ...

    Hope this answers ur question ...
     
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    thanks!! now i finally understand it!!!!!
     
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    ravi_9793 TechTin.com

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    ha ha ha...few yeras ago I also had this confusion.
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    yeah, every one is extremely eager to get a 256 kBps connection and their expectations are squashed when the techsupport informs that it is only 32 kBps.
     
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