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Help With Downloads Speed

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January 14, 2013 10:14:15 PM

Hey when I use the speedtest .net site it's says that my download speed is 1.3 mbps but when I download a game (not torrent) i only get a max speed of 133 Kbps. Why is that??

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January 16, 2013 7:00:18 PM

When you download a game you are being told the speed is 133 KBps (bytes per second), not Kbps (bits per second). There are 8 bits per byte, but in the real world of Internet speeds the conversion is closer to 10:1.
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January 16, 2013 8:31:42 PM

So am I getting the right speeds??
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January 18, 2013 6:59:39 PM

Yes! And this confusion comes up all the time ;) 
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