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# 100 mbps good internet speed? help me understand please

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i will be getting new internet soon, is this good?

Does this mean if i have a 10gb game, at 100mbps it will be done in 1.7hrs?

10(gigs) x 1024(mb -> gb) = 10,240(mb) / 100(mbps) = 102.4(minutes) / 60 (min pr hr) = 1.7(hrs)

Up to 100 mbps downstream,
100 mbps upstream
(fiber)

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100mbps is great! So if you have a 10GB game to download:

10GB=10,000MB

However this all depends on the server of which you're getting the game from. I have about 63mbps, but my games download at around 7mbps. So it doesn't quite work like that unfortunately.

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But okay, there is a difference between Gb, Mb, GB, MB, GiB and MiB. You seem to be confusing some stuff.

1GB = 8Gb

1GB = 1000MB

1GiB = 1024MiB.

100Mbps / 8 = 12,5MBps / 1000 = 0,0125GBps.

10 / 0,0125 = 800 seconds of download time = 13 minutes and 20 seconds.

9 minutes ago, Aels747 said:

100mbps is great! So if you have a 10GB game to download:

10GB=10,000MB

However this all depends on the server of which you're getting the game from. I have about 63mbps, but my games download at around 7mbps. So it doesn't quite work like that unfortunately.

I think you are confusing MB and Mb now. Your ISP (and speedtest.net standardly) tells you your speed in Mbps and Steam (for example) tells you it in MBps.

So your internet speed of 63 Mbps = 7,875MBps. So if Steam downloads at 7MBps, it does work. It's not off.

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2 minutes ago, Minibois said:

But okay, there is a difference between Gb, Mb, GB, MB, GiB and MiB. You seem to be confusing some stuff.

1GB = 8Gb

1GB = 1000MB

1GiB = 1024MiB.

100Mbps = 12,5MBps / 1000 = 0,0125GBps.

10 / 0,0125 = 800 seconds of download time = 13 minutes and 20 seconds.

I think you are confusing MB and Mb now. Your ISP (and speedtest.net standardly) tells you your speed in Mbps and Steam (for example) tells you it in MBps.

So your internet speed of 63 Mbps = 7,875MBps. So if Steam downloads at 7MBps, it does work. It's not off.

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Honestly, I didn't know that, thanks man!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Minibois said:

But okay, there is a difference between Gb, Mb, GB, MB, GiB and MiB. You seem to be confusing some stuff.

1GB = 8Gb

1GB = 1000MB

1GiB = 1024MiB.

100Mbps = 12,5MBps / 1000 = 0,0125GBps.

10 / 0,0125 = 800 seconds of download time = 13 minutes and 20 seconds.

I think you are confusing MB and Mb now. Your ISP (and speedtest.net standardly) tells you your speed in Mbps and Steam (for example) tells you it in MBps.

So your internet speed of 63 Mbps = 7,875MBps. So if Steam downloads at 7MBps, it does work. It's not off.

so is what ill be getting quite fast? to be able to download 10gb game in 13 min it's a lot faster than i have right now..anyways how much better is it then what i have now? (it takes me FOREVER to download any game....GTA V took....sooooooo long)

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8 minutes ago, Minibois said:

But okay, there is a difference between Gb, Mb, GB, MB, GiB and MiB. You seem to be confusing some stuff.

1GB = 8Gb

1GB = 1000MB

1GiB = 1024MiB.

100Mbps / 8 = 12,5MBps / 1000 = 0,0125GBps.

10 / 0,0125 = 800 seconds of download time = 13 minutes and 20 seconds.

I think you are confusing MB and Mb now. Your ISP (and speedtest.net standardly) tells you your speed in Mbps and Steam (for example) tells you it in MBps.

So your internet speed of 63 Mbps = 7,875MBps. So if Steam downloads at 7MBps, it does work. It's not off.

Well done for a well broken down post. Too many are confusing MBps with mbps!

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13 minutes ago, logan said:

so is what ill be getting quite fast? to be able to download 10gb game in 13 min it's a lot faster than i have right now..anyways how much better is it then what i have now?

It will be 10 times better than what you have now. The middle number will be 100Mbps and the right number will likely be 10Mbps.

EDIT: I see you mention fiber in your original post. If you have an optical fiber subscription (and have it running to your house too) you can get 100Mbps upload as well. If you want to be sure about that (that you have optical fiber running in front of your house) contact your ISP about it.

Right now you can download a game in 2 hours 13 minutes 20 minutes (or 8000 seconds, which as you can see is 10 times longer than it would take with 100Mbps download speed)

9 minutes ago, Eniqmatic said:

Well done for a well broken down post. Too many are confusing MBps with mbps!

Thanks

As a noob some time ago I didn't know the difference between the two as well, so I try to explain to people now how it kinda works in the hopes that they understand it and pass along the knowledge.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Minibois said:

It will be 10 times better than what you have now. The middle number will be 100Mbps and the right number will likely be 10Mbps.

Right now you can download a game in 2 hours 13 minutes 20 minutes (or 8000 seconds, which as you can see is 10 times longer than it would take with 100Mbps download speed)

Thanks

As a noob some time ago I didn't know the difference between the two as well, so I try to explain to people now how it kinda works in the hopes that they understand it and pass along the knowledge.

so steam says it will take me 11 hrs right now to download 40gb game (witcher 3) , with the new internet it will be 10 times faster.. so it would be done 53 minutes? since 10gb would be done in 13? (sorry, im retarded, so it takes me awhile to understand things)

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4 minutes ago, logan said:

so steam says it will take me 11 hrs right now to download 40gb game (witcher 3) , with the new internet it will be 10 times faster.. so it would be done 53 minutes? since 10gb would be done in 13? (sorry, im retarded, so it takes me awhile to understand things)

Always try to go a bit slower on these type of calculations if you don't understand them. Try to make everything the same value, like all GB (Gigabyte), MB (Megabyte), Mb (Megabit), etc. (or Google something like "40GB to Megabit".)

40GB * 1000 = 40.000MB * 8 = 320.000 Megabit. (or 320,000. whichever you use)

32.000 seconds = 8 hours 53 minutes and 20 seconds

3.200 seconds = 53 minutes and 20 seconds

That is of course with a constant speed of 10Mbps (1,25MBps) and 100Mbps (12,5MBps) respectively.

"There's no such thing as perfect. You're beautiful as you are Courage. With all your imperfections you can do anything." - Bathtub Barracuda

"How can someone win if winning means that someone loses" - Scatman John

"We’re here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff.” - Scott Pilgrim

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Peripherals:

Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-990 250 Ohm || Mouse: Roccat Kiro || Keyboard: Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro S RGB || Mousepad: CM Storm Swift-RX XXL || Graphics tablet: Wacom Intuos Pen Small

Old PC:

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 255 || Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO || RAM: 4x2GB DDR3 || GPU: Nvidia Quadro 512MB || Case: Antec Sonata III || PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W Bronze

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