1Mbps connection but download speed is showing 100KBps, why?

Many of us are not clear about the connection speed and download speed. We are using the Internet every day but sometimes get confused talking about it.

The most confusing part is the bits and Bytes.

Data transfer is measured in bits per second but storage is measured in Bytes

Important info about calculation

b = bits, B = Bytes
8 bits = 1 Byte
8 Kilobits = 1 KiloByte
8 Megabits = 1 MegaByte

1 Kilobits (Kb) = 1024 bits
1 KiloByte (KB) = 8192 bits (8×1024)

1 Meagbits (Mb) = 1024 Kilobits (Kb)

1 Mbps connection shows 100KBps means

When we have a 1 Mbps connection and our download speed shows 100KBps to 110KBps that means we are getting almost our desired speed. Here is the calculation:

1 Mbps = 1x1024 Kbps = 1024 Kbps = 1024/8 KBps = 128 KBps (desired max speed)

7 Mbps connection shows 800Kbps means

When we have a 7 Mbps connection and our download speed shows 800KBps to 820KBps that means we are getting almost our desired speed. Here is the calculation:

7 Mbps = 7x1024 Kbps = 7168 Kbps = 7168/8 KBps = 896 KBps (desired max speed)
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