ISPs advertise in megabits. Steam shows megabytes.
10 megabits per second is roughly 1 megabyte per second.
#14ChromaticAngelPosted 8/5/2014 7:45:39 PM
No, megabytes (MB) and megabits (Mb, how carriers/providers advertise their service) are just completely different. A megabyte is 1000-1024 bytes, depending on who you ask. A megabit is 1000 bits, a bit being 1/8 of a byte.
a megabyte is and always has been 1000 bytes, a mebibyte is 1024 bytes. Steam download statistics are displayed in mebibytes, not megabytes.
To get your actual download speed, you would take 10 megabits, or 10,000,000 bits, divide by 8, then divide by 1024, then divide by 1024 again. If you do that, you get this number: http://puu.sh/aGydM/302f018a11.png which matches up nicely to your Steam download speed. --- RPG Spotlight: Divinity: Original Sin http://store.steampowered.com/app/230230/ Short Summary: http://pastebin.com/W5VSkrTC
#15WerdnAndreWPosted 8/5/2014 7:49:27 PM
I don't think anyone mentioned this but I think you're mixing up megabytes and megabits. --- Corsair 500r ~ P8Z68-V Pro ~ i5 2500k ~ Hyper 212+ ~ Corsair 2x4gb ~ TX750w v2 ~ MSI 780 TF ~ F3 1TB ~ Crucial M4 128GB ~ Xonar DG ~ Tt Meka G1 ~ Asus PA248Q
#16machetemanPosted 8/5/2014 8:09:52 PM
not sure if its been said, but you seem to have megabytes and megabits mixed up.
#17PsythikPosted 8/5/2014 8:12:05 PM
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#18PsythikPosted 8/5/2014 8:18:41 PM
You have 15Mbps, not 15MBps.
15Mbps = 1.875MBps
Since you're getting 10Mbps over WLAN, that comes out to about 1.25MBps, which is about what you said you're getting from Steam and thus perfectly normal.
If you want to actually be able to download at 10MBps, call your ISP and ask them to upgrade you to their 80Mbps tier if they have it. Note that in most places those speeds are either very expensive or unavailable. --- 4670K OC | 2GB PNY GTX 770 OC | 8GB 1600 | 120GB SSD | 1TB WD Blue | Gigabyte Z87MX | EVGA 600w | BitFenix Phenom M | Win8.1 Pro http://imgur.com/KaTyP5o.jpg
#19fallenswordsPosted 8/5/2014 8:20:06 PM
Because steam uses Bytes not Bits. --- A Mod/Admin replied on 8/28/2011 10:09:48 AM: http://bit.ly/jJ2ZNS Katawa Shoujo changed my life. http://katawa-shoujo.com/
#20wolverinerob79Posted 8/5/2014 8:20:14 PM
You know, you might be mixing megabytes and megabits.