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 ID:184361   Oct 18 2006, 11:03 am Yes it's rather horrible and stuff but something rather peculiar is going on with it.When the sppedometer for the internet says it's 31.2 kbps,It's tremendously slow.When it says 28.8,like it is now,It's faster,and when it's 21.6 it's at it's peak.Almost Broadband speed.What's going on here I can see is that the speedometer may be showing speed back-to-front.If so,how could such a thing happen??
 #1 Oct 18 2006, 11:20 am Speedometer? :p Also get broadband, schmuck!
 #2 Oct 18 2006, 12:25 pm Metamorphman wrote: and when it's 21.6 it's at it's peak.Almost Broadband speed. rofl ~Kujila
 #3 Oct 19 2006, 9:33 am In response to Kujila (#2) nintendo cartridges?
 #4 Oct 19 2006, 9:44 am maybe packets are dropping at the higher speeds? I have no idea. I'd throw it out and go for broadband:P
 #5 Oct 19 2006, 4:02 pm Metamorphman wrote: when it's 21.6 it's at it's peak.Almost Broadband speed. Are you sure it's Kbps and not KBps? Keep in mind that internet speed tests are in Kilo BITS not Kbytes. 8 bits = 1 byte.
 #6 Oct 19 2006, 8:20 pm In response to King Gunnerblast (#5) Yes, and Kbps would mean Kilobits per second, not KiloBytes. Generally speaking, a capital B means Bytes as to were a lowercase means bits. 21.6kbps isn't broadband, nowhere close. I am not sure how he is benchmarking his speed, but 28.8kbps is roughly half the speed of 56k(Because the k is short for kbps). So he is actually going slower than 56k. Now if he was going at 28.8KBps, then he would be doing really, really good for 56k, but that is no possible, seeing as how 56k can't go faster than 56k, it is a limit of the analog system, or something.
 #7 Oct 20 2006, 9:29 am In response to Danial.Beta (#6) Danial.Beta wrote: Yes, and Kbps would mean Kilobits per second, not KiloBytes. Generally speaking, a capital B means Bytes as to were a lowercase means bits. 21.6kbps isn't broadband, nowhere close. I am not sure how he is benchmarking his speed, but 28.8kbps is roughly half the speed of 56k(Because the k is short for kbps). So he is actually going slower than 56k. Now if he was going at 28.8KBps, then he would be doing really, really good for 56k, but that is no possible, seeing as how 56k can't go faster than 56k, it is a limit of the analog system, or something. nope, it's limited by the fcc
 #8 Oct 20 2006, 9:55 am In response to Jerico2day (#7) The FCC limits dialup to 50.6kbps (which is kiloBAUD not bits or bytes). 56.0kbps modems can never hit their maximum speed.
 #9 Oct 20 2006, 10:28 am In response to Nadrew (#8) Nadrew wrote: The FCC limits dialup to 50.6kbps (which is kiloBAUD not bits or bytes). 56.0kbps modems can never hit their maximum speed. ah I see, I *was* gonna check my statement against wikipedia, but I ended up getting caught up..
 #10 Oct 20 2006, 11:07 am In response to Nadrew (#8) This is true. I feel your pain fellow dial-up-er! Dial-up until a few months ago ^.^ **Throws away extra speed** Oh it's okay! I have DSL now! ^.^
 #11 Oct 20 2006, 11:17 am In response to Pakbaum (#10) I haven't had dialup for a long while now.