# Mbps speed

#### rave

##### New member
hello

what is the speed of 1 Mbps internet. how many kb is downloaded per second in 1 Mbps speed?

i tried to check myself but everytime it shows different kb downloaded in 1 seconds.

anyone having idea of it?

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#### dmull

##### New member
1 Mbps is equal to 1024 Kilobytes. There are 8 bits to a byte. To determine what your max download rate is, you simply divide 1024/8 = 128 kilobytes

Some of your issues, that normal people overlook, is the amount of RF in the air that is around your router. A lot of devices use the 2.4 Ghz spectrum. Such as
Other WiFi Routers in area
cordless phones
cell phones
bluetooth
microwaves
some remote controls

If your device allows, connect it to the 5Ghz side. Even try to seperate the two spectrums into two different APs.
I hope this helps you figure out

#### rave

##### New member
dmull said:
1 Mbps is equal to 1024 Kilobytes. There are 8 bits to a byte. To determine what your max download rate is, you simply divide 1024/8 = 128 kilobytes

Some of your issues, that normal people overlook, is the amount of RF in the air that is around your router. A lot of devices use the 2.4 Ghz spectrum. Such as
Other WiFi Routers in area
cordless phones
cell phones
bluetooth
microwaves
some remote controls

If your device allows, connect it to the 5Ghz side. Even try to seperate the two spectrums into two different APs.
I hope this helps you figure out

thank you.it will help me to calculate. i bought new internet connection of 25Mbps and it seems working fine as the internet company saying.i checked my speed with speedtest.net and it seemed fine as my plan i buyed 25Mbps

can we trust speedtest.net

is it accurate?

#### peanutbutter

##### New member
rave said:
dmull said:
1 Mbps is equal to 1024 Kilobytes. There are 8 bits to a byte. To determine what your max download rate is, you simply divide 1024/8 = 128 kilobytes

Some of your issues, that normal people overlook, is the amount of RF in the air that is around your router. A lot of devices use the 2.4 Ghz spectrum. Such as
Other WiFi Routers in area
cordless phones
cell phones
bluetooth
microwaves
some remote controls

If your device allows, connect it to the 5Ghz side. Even try to seperate the two spectrums into two different APs.
I hope this helps you figure out

thank you.it will help me to calculate. i bought new internet connection of 25Mbps and it seems working fine as the internet company saying.i checked my speed with speedtest.net and it seemed fine as my plan i buyed 25Mbps

can we trust speedtest.net

is it accurate?

#### rave

##### New member
my internet speed is 25Mbps i.e by calculating 25*1024 = 25600 *4 =3200 kb/s

when i download any file it goes to 2 to 2.5 kb/s

why it gives slow speed?

#### Genesis

Staff member
rave said:
my internet speed is 25Mbps i.e by calculating 25*1024 = 25600 *4 =3200 kb/s

when i download any file it goes to 2 to 2.5 kb/s

why it gives slow speed?
It can be the way that your ISP communicates with the Gigarank IP. I've got issues as well from time to time.

You can also use a tool like Google's Pagespeed to check what you can do to make it load faster:

#### yusha

##### New member
Well I don't like the way that most ISP is confusing their clients using the term of Mbps and MBps. When they say 1 Mbps they mean 1 Mega bits per second. So if your are thinking it 1 Megabytes per second than you are thinking it wrong. Than it should be 1 MBps with a capital B. It's just a marketing policy.

So while they say bits per second than you need to convert that to bytes for better understanding and we all know 8 bits is equal to 1 byte. So in that case If you say 1 Mb than it should be 1024 bits divided by 8 is equal to 128 KB.