[ubuntu-uk] Another broadband related q? Sorry!

Kirrus kirrus at kirrus.co.uk
Thu Nov 1 10:14:15 GMT 2007

----- "STONE COLD" <javad_ayaz at hotmail.com> wrote: 
> So im getting regular speeds of 50kbs if im torrenting something....i have a 2mb line with virgin!!!If not what should it be? 
> Am i getting the full capacity? 
> how much is 2mb in kbs? 

Google has a very useful calculator for just this sort of thing. Search for "2 megabits to kilobytes"[0], and it will do the math for you.
256 kbps should be your maximum, but p2p is probably being traffic shaped[1].

[0] http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=2+megabits+to+kilobytes
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_shaping

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