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Hmmm I always thought there were 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte well I guess I was wrong thanks for the correction.
That's megabit not megabyte


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Hmmm I always thought there were 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte well I guess I was wrong thanks for the correction.
That's megabit not megabyte

I see what you are saying. I converted bits to bytes so my 1024 still stands true


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We are talking about megabits not megabytes.  (my last comment might have been confusing)


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We are talking about megabits not megabytes.  (my last comment might have been confusing)

Lol I am confused how I am wrong there are 8 bits in a byte so you divide the bits by 8 to get kilobytes.


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1 megabit = 1 048 576 bits

3 megabits
bits 3145728
bytes 393216
kilobits 3072 <-- Divide that by 3 and you get 1024kilobits
kilobytes 384
megabits 3
megabytes 0.375


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First off, I made a typo a few posts up where I said 1 megabit = 1000 bits.  That should read 1 megabit - 1000 kbits.

"A megabit per second (Mbps or Mbit/s) is a unit of data transmission equal to 1,000 kilobits per second or 1,000,000 bits per second."

As I stated previously, the error is when you used 1024 and not 1000 before dividing by 8 to get kB/s (kilobytes per second).

http://www.answers.com/topic/megabit-per-second


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1 megabit = 1 048 576 bits
We are talking about megabits in relation to data transfer rates in internet and network speeds.  Therefore, 1 megabit = 1,000,000 bits.

Your reference above, which is correct but not what we are talking about, is a megabit relating to storage or capacity like in memory modules and video games cartridges etc.  The megabit in that case is equal to 1,048,576 bits.

I know it can get confusing.


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First off, I made a typo a few posts up where I said 1 megabit = 1000 bits.  That should read 1 megabit - 1000 kbits.

"A megabit per second (Mbps or Mbit/s) is a unit of data transmission equal to 1,000 kilobits per second or 1,000,000 bits per second."

As I stated previously, the error is when you used 1024 and not 1000 before dividing by 8 to get kB/s (kilobytes per second).

http://www.answers.com/topic/megabit-per-second

Ok dude I knew what you meant but 1 megabit = 1 024 kilobits I know what I am talking about I am in school for computer sci and one of the requirements is MATH! and everybody know that 1 megabit = 1 024 kilobits so that answer.com is incorrect and I am will to challenge the person who posted the incorrect answer I have an MCSE book that has many typos and incorrect term and key terms ok so don’t believe ever thing you see or hear get a second opinion. I think we might be talking about two different things because I don’t understand how we keep getting different results.


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Ok dude... yet another opinion can be found here which agrees with my original and subsequent posts up above in this thread...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabit


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... and here's another reference which again agrees to my posts above in this thread....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabit_per_second

No point going on further with this discussion.


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Ok dude... yet another opinion can be found here which agrees with my original and subsequent posts up above in this thread...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabit

That only proves me right you don’t understand I converted bit to bytes because he was asking why he only got 30 kilobytes a sec. you know what we are both right
10^6 bit/s = 1,000,000 bit/s = 1 Mbit/s (one megabit or one million bits per second)
2^20 bit/s = 1,048,576 bit/s = 1 Mibit/s (one mebibit per second)
What I was doing was converting bits to bytes so that make the 1024 number correct.
 I CONVERTED FROM BITS TO BYTES TO KILOBYTES


lets say you want to find out how many megabytes are in 54megabits you do this 54 / 8 = 6.75mb ok if you want to know how many kilobytes are in 54megabits you would do 1024 * 54 = 55296 / 8 = 6912kilobytes now to check our answer we will do 6912 / 1024 = 6.75 so that right there proves my calculations are correct because the first equation I did was bit not bytes. But on the second equation I converted bits to bytes then to kilobytes then I checked my answer and found it correct its simple algebra dude.


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Wow this is getting heated hehe. Sorry I just love to prove myself right please don’t take it personally I think I am always right my wife hates it lol.


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One very last post in this thread (which really doesn't seem to be going anywhere and I don't think anyone but us really cares anyway) :lol:

Yes, both of our calculations are correct.  

BUT.. This thread is about data transfer rates (speed) on the internet or on a network.  

In that context, it always equals 10^6. (1 megabit = 10^6 = 1,000,000 bits).  My calculations are based on that.  

YOU are assuming (by your calculations) that 1 megabit = 2^20 = 1,048,576 bits (which is also correct) BUT that is used to express the capacity of memory modules NOT data transfer speed on the internet or a network which is what this thread is about.  I have explained that previously in this thread.

Therefore, my answer is correct. :smokin:


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One very last post in this thread (which really doesn't seem to be going anywhere and I don't think anyone but us really cares anyway) :lol:

Yes, both of our calculations are correct.  

BUT.. This thread is about data transfer rates (speed) on the internet or on a network.  

In that context, it always equals 10^6. (1 megabit = 10^6 = 1,000,000 bits).  My calculations are based on that.  

YOU are assuming (by your calculations) that 1 megabit = 2^20 = 1,048,576 bits (which is also correct) BUT that is used to express the capacity of memory modules NOT data transfer speed on the internet or a network which is what this thread is about.  I have explained that previously in this thread.

Therefore, my answer is correct. :smokin:

But the only way to convert to true Kilobytes is to use the 2^20 I believe that because when you download something the status indicator displays in Kilobytes a sec not bits so to be more accurate to the progress window you would use the 2^20 always but this is turning into a what’s better 10^6 or 2^20 that’s like doing the NVIDIA vs. ATI they have there pro's and con's but when it comes down to it depends on the person for the selection. Phew this was fun.  :rotfl:  :blowup:


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Therefore, my answer is correct. :smokin:
Yes, I agree with you.
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