Why if I am connected at 49Kbps is the transfer rate on files only 5Kbps? I?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    because not only for the transfering purpose use it

  • 1 decade ago

    In addition to the math in other answers (bits vs. bytes per second) there is also some communication protocol overhead which will consume bandwidth and network overhead too. For instance, a TCP/IP packet is not pure data. It contains info. identifying the sending computer and intended receiving computer, which packet it is in the stream of packets for that transfer (so that the data can be assembled in the correct order on the other end), etc. If you get 80 or 90 percent data throughput you're doing fine. 49Kbps/8=6.1 Kilobytes per second, lose about 15 percent to overhead and you'd get around 5Kb throughput.

  • 1 decade ago

    49kbps = 49/8 kBps = 51KB/s

    but this depends on the server being hosted and the distance

    it is from you

  • 1 decade ago

    because your connected at 49 kilobits per sec and that gives you about 5 kilobytes per sec.

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  • 1 decade ago

    upload and download speeds vary. your connection speed will vary with file size and number of current users.

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