Performance Test: 802.11b Takes a Lickin' and Keeps on Tickin'
Subject:   Bandwidth is measured in decimal
Date:   2001-07-06 06:02:44
From:   tim_unsol
When a communication protocol, such as 802.11, states that it supports x Mb/s, the "M" means million, or 1000000 and not mega, or 2^^20==1048576. Consequently, the calculations in this article are a bit off. e.g. the 11megabit file should take 1.048576 seconds in raw transmission time. Then there are the protocol overheads...