Originally Posted by soulsaver_8229
how do i test my speeds then?
and i understand its limited....but why would a speed test say im beyond that limit?
Really the only way to test LAN speeds is to time a file copy from one system to another. It's not all that reliable though.
speedtest didn't say you were beyond the limit. It says your downstream is 3500 Megabits
per second Which is approximately 51 Megabits per second slower than 802.11g. It also says your upstream is 350 kilobits
per second which is ALOT slower than 54Mbps.
Now, when you download or upload a file to the Intertubes the speed is measured in kilobytes
. It takes 8 bits to make one byte. The difference is the uppercase or lowercase b. Uppercase B denotes a Byte, lowercase b denotes a bit. All downloads are measured in kB or for those of us more fortunate MB. However, our ISPs market our internet connections to us in kb or Mb.