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Posted: 02/27/21 11:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At 100/5 the streaming should work fine. I run 175/11

Put "speed test" in google to verify.


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fj12ryder wrote:

"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units."

What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference.

Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference.



What if it's advertised as mbps?

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Just out of curiosity now - how would Android phone WIFI compare to the 100/5Mbp speed ... we have T-Mobile and Verizon on the road and both with hotspots.

Some campers talk about streaming thru phones, so what speed does that take? Is it different than regular hotspot? We've used our hotspots all over the country and had good service, generally. But just for email and web surfing, not streaming.


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Posted: 02/28/21 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Roughly put:

To stream videos in standard definition, at least 3 Mbps is recommended.
To stream videos in HD, at least 5 Mbps is recommended.
To stream videos in HDR or 4K, at least 25 Mbps is recommended.


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Posted: 02/28/21 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

All the internet speed test sites I have used use Megabytes as standard for measuring speed. Good enough for me.
Are you sure about that? All the ones I've used show the speed as Mbps, which is Megabits per second. Most of the time, internet speed is usually shown in Megabits, and data storage is Megabytes. But it makes sense, because Megabits per second will show higher numbers, eight times as high as a matter of fact. 80 Mbps will show as 10 MBps.


Bits or Bytes whatever works for me is fine. I pay less than $60 a month for Spectrum speeds running between 106 to 130 download. And my on the road original legacy AT&T mobley runs beteen 87 to 103 bits or bytes most of the time.

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Oh yeah, those speeds are excellent, and more than sufficient for most anything. It's just something to be aware of, nothing more. It would be like buying a car that's advertised to do 200, and you find out they're talking 200 KPH. No difference between 200 KPH and 125 MPH, they're both fast. But 200 sure looks impressive.

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Posted: 02/28/21 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units."

What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference.

Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference.


Maybe 20yrs ago.

Again, there is technically a difference but everyone knows what is intended.
You mean like the difference between 20 KPH vs 20 MPH is a technical difference, but everyone knows what is intended? [emoticon]


Exactly, driving in the USA, if they leave the units off the sign, no one is going to get it confused for KPH

Likewise, if you are in Europe, no one is going get the sign confused for MPH.


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coolmom42 wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The only question would be bits or bytes? Small "b" so it's bits.


The days of 1200 baud modems are long gone outside a few specialty uses.

No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units. So while technically different, other than to be contrary, there is no confusion.


You are incorrect. b=bit B=byte

bits and bytes


No I'm right.

I said there is technically a difference (same as outlined in your link) but they aren't mixing the two units in advertising.

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