This information is incorrect, but probably not in the direction you're thinking…

Your raw speed was 3355558.56 bits per second.
There are 3 meaningful ways we can interpret this number:

3.4 megabits per second
How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000. Examples include 56k modem and 10Mbit Ethernet

409.6 kilobytes per second
The way data is measured on your hard drive and how FTP programs measure transfer speeds. Kilo is 1,024 and mega is 1,048,576.

1MB file download
2.5 seconds
The time it would take you to download a 1 megabyte file at this speed.

4 thoughts on “This information is incorrect, but probably not in the direction you're thinking…”

  1. well first I was thinking-"ummm….ethernetstorage????" then I realized it was just bad formatting. then I obviously picked up on the kilo=1,000 and mega=1,000,000 part. the numbers seem a bit high for an ISDN connection……

      1. then now i would have to say that the numbers seem a bit on the low side, but i'm guessing that's still not the error you speak of. after running the same test on my computer several times, it seems as if they are rating a bit on the conservative side of the download times. as in, I can download files in less seconds than they say.

        1. yea, I can transfer at 500k/sec from other sites on the internet.
          Part of it, I think, is that we only have 10 base T interfaces on the router that is currently in there, that and the router is running NAT, which may not perform up to spec at that bitrate.

          When we get up to 100BaseT and I get on the outside, I'll run another test for the hell of it :->

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