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its my pleasure to point out that download speed is always kBps and not kbps[/b]

No, it's not always KBps or Kbps.

KBps = Kilobytes per second.

Kbps = Kilobits per second.

1 Mbps = 1000 Kilobits per second BUT 1 MBps = 1024 KBps.

That's the basic difference between bits and bytes.

So to calculate the relation between b and B, you always have to start from bits and bytes.

And 1 byte = 8 bits.

Therefore,

256 Kbps = 32KBps (That's the standard that most browsers, p2p clients, and download accelerators use).

2 Mbps = 250KBps (Not 256 KBps).

No, it's not always KBps or Kbps.

KBps = Kilobytes per second.

Kbps = Kilobits per second

And 1 byte = 8 bits.

Therefore,

256 Kbps = 32KBps (That's the standard that most browsers, p2p clients, and download accelerators use).

2 Mbps = 256KBps.[/b]

Apoorv is absolutely right. My only mistake was it shud hv been KBps instead of Kbps. Sorry for tht. The explanation given by him are standard Internet metrics. Your Internet Bandwidth in Kilo bits per second (Kbps) divided by 8 is what is shown in Kilo Bytes per second (KBps) by all Browsers & Download managers. No more fights on this stupid issue please.....

@ GSV13 - Whts written in my profile is perfectly correct

@ sushubh - Can u change Kbps to KBps

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