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INTERNET SPEED: Some Confusion~

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May 3, 2012 12:14:28 AM

Well, I am 14, cut me some slack if the answer is a simple one.

My D/Speed or Download Speed is roughly 1.5MB
HOWEVER, when I download something it says I am only downloading 171.5KB/s have a look.

Picture of speedtest.net STATING I have 1.42-1.50MB download:


Picture of Steam stating I am Downloading at 160-180KB/s:


Plus, If addition, the fact that this has been going on for over a year, and I haven't gone off and freaked out on my ISP is... well rather stupid, IF ANYONE, ANYONE could help me, I would be very grateful.
Perhaps I need to take this matter up with them?
May 3, 2012 1:04:09 AM

You're confusing Megabytes per second with Megabits per second. The top image quotes your speed in Megabits. The download speed you see in Steam shows in Kilobytes or Megabytes per second.

1 byte = 8 bits.
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