Originally posted by Brookster Woah Woah Woah Woah....wait a minute. So what your saying is, despite the fact I have ADSL at 576kbps, I can only actually utilize 70kbps of that because of a USB modem, which was supplied by onetel my supplier. So what your telling me is, they're actually pulling a skank on us, be giving us 576kbps, but only really giving us 70kbps. Is that correct?
576 kb/sec is around 72 KB/sec when your talking your download. I'm sure it isn't going to matter with you since your speeds aren't really that good anyways... Good for DSL but overall not blazing. If you were on cable you'd probably be getting at least 1500 kb/sec to around 2200 kb/sec meaning around from 188 KB/sec to 275 KB/sec.
It probably won't matter for you since your on DSL but for those cable users out there it is affecting you A LOT.
I remember one day I went to repair someone's computer. I got there, they were connected via USB through their cable modem. I told them, hey you pay me $20 and I'll get you 3 times the speed. I used that $20 for a decent NIC, got some CAT-5, and stuck it in their computer. They went from 70 KB/sec to 210 KB/sec raw download speed. So for those USB it probably won't really matter, depends on what your getting. But for those cable users like I said, take advantage of it.
Be careful with what you say regarding to KB or kb. When you add the KB it is really 1024 and not the true metric 1000. kb is used for internet connections and KB is used for storing files on your hard drive. Like you said since you have a 576 kb/sec ADSL line, this means 576 divided by 8 is your download speed. That is 72 KB/sec.
Thanks for the info!