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Kbps to Mbps
by Kainino on 05/11/04 at 10:06:41

How do you convert Kbps to Mbps? I think you divide it by 1,024, but I'm not sure. [glow=red,2,300]Could someone please confirm this?[/glow] Thanks.

Re: Kbps to Mbps
by Robert Fogt on 05/11/04 at 21:55:48

There are two (or three) schools of thought on this.

In base 2 (binary) there are 1024 bits in a kilobit, and 1024 kilobits in a megabit. So in that case you would divide by 1024 to convert kilobit to megabit.

Most often, especially in the media and common use of the public, you see base 10 (decimal) where 1 megabit = 1000 kilobit.  This is not preferred, but its very common. In that case you would divide by 1000 to convert kilobit to megabit.

The SI has standards for both.  Kbit and Mbit are base 2, and Kibit and Mibit are base 10. It is suggested you use the SI standard.

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