# MB to Mbps conversion

if you downloaded 250 MB file in 3 minutes, how can you convert into Mbps?
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250*1,000,000*8 = mega bits in three minute
=2,000,000,000
Divided by 180 seconds and divide by 1,000,000 (mega bits)
Gives you 11.11 Mbps.

Actual speed is probably a little faster than this as there are other factors which increase the overhead slightly.

Actual connection speed is probably closer to 12Mbps.
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or you can simply go to speedtest.net and check out your net connection speed :-)
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25112 - what are you looking for?
as said, you can calculate it for theoretical value - or look it up with speedtest for real value
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The op hasn't said it is to test to a web site. It may be they are testing between servers on a VPN or something else.
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Maybe is good to explain why the calculations are like that in case 25112 has no IT background.
MB - stands for MegaByte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte )
Mb - stands fro Megabit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabit)
Mbps - stands for Megabit per second
A Byte is equal with 8 Bits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte)
1MB=8Mb
Then of course 250 MB is 8 times more in Mb and you get 2000Mb for your file.
3 minutes = 3*60s = 180s.

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