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upload speed difference?

Posted on 2006-07-21
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Using cable modem, when I do a bandwidth upload test I get good speeds (380k or so) - however when FTPing files I'm stuck at about 45k - doesn't matter where I FTP to, and I couldn't find a setting in my FTP program - where is the slowdown happening?

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The reason for the difference in numbers is that the speed test is measuring your speed in kiloBITS and when you FTP, it shows your speed in kiloBYTES.
There are 8 bits in a BYTE, so 380kBITS on an upload test is equivalent to 47.5kBYTES of upload speed.

ISPs always like to measure everything in bits, but windows and the rest of the world uses bytes to measure speed.

Please let me know if you have questions.

- Matt
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Good answer! I should have paid closer attention... thanks.
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