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Custom Interface Bandwidth - 2 Mbps = 2000000 or 2048000 ?

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Hello,


I would like to know when I put a custom interface bandwidth what should I write in the boxes if I have a 2 Mbps ?


Should I write 2 000 000 or 2 048 000 ?


Thanks

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not sure if this will help but when you deal with Telephone Companies then it will always be set up as follows


T-1 = 1,544,000 or 1,536,000 depending on CSU overhead


E-1 = 2,048,000


but when using ethernet speed then it usually defaults back to true numbers where


2Mbps = 2,000,000


So depending on what you are monitoring will change what you should have in the field.

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Sounds like you're asking for the technical definition of Mbps. Based on various different sources, the answer would be 2 000 000, as you put it.
I probably confusing with the problem of data storage.

 


A megabit (mb) actually has two different values depending on what the term is being used to describe. When used to describe data storage, a megabit (mb) is the equivalent of 220 or 1,048,576 bits. However, when used to describe data transfer rates, one mb equals 1,000,000 bits.


 

Thanks for your links 😉

not sure if this will help but when you deal with Telephone Companies then it will always be set up as follows


T-1 = 1,544,000 or 1,536,000 depending on CSU overhead


E-1 = 2,048,000


but when using ethernet speed then it usually defaults back to true numbers where


2Mbps = 2,000,000


So depending on what you are monitoring will change what you should have in the field.

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Nobody uses this feature?
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