Is 10 Megs per second good?

I have a small little home wired 100 Mbps network with my WinXP box, Linux box, iMac and my XBOX all connected to my Linksys Wireless-G Router, WRT54G v1.0 (I don't have wi-fi devices, so wi-fi is not used). I transfer mainly media files (via FTP & SMB/Windows Sharing) between all machines and generally get 10 to 11 megs per second max. Is that good? Should I be getting faster transfer speeds?

TIA
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  1. That is a fine speed. The theoretical max speed through a 100MBps connection is 12Mb/s.
  2. Sweet!

    What about theoretical max speed through a gigabit connection/network?
    ...curiously enough, what about Wireless-B, G and N???

    where could I find this info?

    TIA
  3. Just divide by 8 ;)
    100/8 = 12.5
    1000/8 = 125
    etc.
  4. kewl, thanx
  5. It really helps if instead of saying "Megs", you can be a little more accurate and either say Megabits or Megabytes. It's a huge difference.

    For example, if you were to say that you get 10 Megabits on your 100Mb network, I'd say something is BIG TIME wrong.

    Now 10MBytes is normal. Just something to keep in mind.
  6. Gotcha.

    "Transferred 1 file totaling 698.91 MB in 01:18 (9,195.76 KBps)" (FlashFXP)... so that's Megabytes, right?

    what would 10 megabits look like in relation to megabytes?
  7. 9,195.76KBps would be roughly about 9 megabytes per second (1000KB = ~1MB)

    A 10 megabit connection would allow for up to 1.25 megabytes per second.
  8. Quote:
    9,195.76KBps would be roughly about 9 megabytes per second (1000KB = ~1MB)

    A 10 megabit connection would allow for up to 1.25 megabytes per second.


    Add "in theory" to your last statement :D
  9. lol, true ;)
  10. Quote:
    9,195.76KBps would be roughly about 9 megabytes per second (1000KB = ~1MB)

    Are you sure?
    9,195.76 KiloBits per sec equals to 9.195 MegaBITS per sec equals to 1.14 MegaBYTES per sec.
    Rule of thumb: you het roughly 80% of the advertised max. speed.
    :wink:
  11. Okay I have an older Linksys router that gives me 2.3Mbs in average. Keep in mind that I am also a big gamer and plays BF2. So my question is with my connection, is it good for gaming at all. I know sometimes I get some lag and worst freeze up during gaming due to problems with connection. And what would be the ideal speed for online gaming?
  12. FYI, FlashFXP displays the results in BYTES not BITS.
    So yes, 9000K/s is roughly 9MegaBYTES/sec, which isn't bad for 100BaseT
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