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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 27-Apr-11 16:05:27
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BT Infinity - Speed Question


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Hi guys,

I just got BT Infinity today and it's working well for me (touch wood).

My question relates to the speed of the service. When I do a speedtest at Speedtest.net it says my speed is "35.09 Mbps". However, when this is happening, I have a monitoring tool on my Mac and it says the inward speed is 4.0mb/s. I'm not sure how to interpret these results and would like some advice just!!



Thanks!
Gareth.
Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-Apr-11 16:24:37
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The Mac is showing MegaBytes/sec and the speedtest shows MegaBits/sec.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 27-Apr-11 16:38:50
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Ahh right, OK thanks.

So, is 4mb/s good for BT Infinity then?

Thanks!
Gareth


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-Apr-11 17:21:11
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If you look carefully on the Mac, you will the "B" is upper case. That is very important; 1B = 8b!

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 27-Apr-11 17:33:56
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
If you look carefully on the Mac, you will the "B" is upper case. That is very important; 1B = 8b!


Hi there,

It's definitely MB/s smile I'm using iStat to measure the speed and it changes from KB/s to MB/s so everything is in uppercase.

But the 4mb/s is good though, right?

Gareth
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 27-Apr-11 17:45:41
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Right!

What is worth knowing is the IP Profile. That is slightly above the absolute maximum you could get for throughput.

http://speedtester.bt.com is the only thing that will tell you it.

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Standard User zebedeeeeee
(committed) Wed 27-Apr-11 20:13:28
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
If you look carefully on the Mac, you will the "B" is upper case. That is very important; 1B = 8b!


Hi there,

It's definitely MB/s smile I'm using iStat to measure the speed and it changes from KB/s to MB/s so everything is in uppercase.

But the 4mb/s is good though, right?

Gareth


Nahh, 4 milli bits per second is abysmal - a dead walrus could type faster than that.


Read wot thers have said - then you minght understand bits, Bytes, milli, Mega


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Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-Apr-11 21:47:42
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4MB/sec is not too bad, I get 4.6. Have you tried a BT speedtest as this will give your profile (mine is 38717/10000 - which is the max profile).

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 28-Apr-11 00:22:53
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Duh! I overlooked the "m" lower case in my haste frown

@OP: The "M" in upper case on your Mac is also very important; 1M = 1 million while 1m = 1 thousandth part.

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Edited by XRaySpeX (Thu 28-Apr-11 01:07:45)

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(moderator) Thu 28-Apr-11 00:36:18
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while 1m = 1 millionth part.
One thousandth part actually- short for milli- tongue

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