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    Default cap on download speed ????

    in my Netscape ISP dial-up connection, i can only download a song file at about 5 kbs, even though i usually am running at about 45 kbs otherwise,

    all downloading is only about 5 kbs,

    is this a cap on downloading by my ISP, Netscape ?

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    Really sounds like normal. My dial up is about 26K/2K.

    On Cable my speeds are 4329 kbps down load and upload of 460kbps.
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    Downloads are measured in Bytes per second. The modem speed is measured in Bits Per Second. There are 8 bits in a byte. 5X8 = 40.
    In other word your upload and download are about the same speed.
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    Sounds about right if you mean you are on 56 kilobit per second dial up (kbps) Overheads reduce that by approx 20% = 45 kbps real world speed.

    Browsers and other programs that download data usually report in kilo bytes per second (kBps)

    8 bits in a byte, so 45/8 = 5 to 6 kBps data transfer rate.

    Just as a foot note about the units:
    Little "b" always = bits
    Big "B" always = Bytes
    Little "k" always = kilo (Big "K" = the temperature unit Kelvin)