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patchy_pete

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Hi all,

At the bottom right of your screnn there should be 2 computers which when you are on the net they comminucate.

When you double click on them, there is a "connection" and "activity" sub headings.

In the "activity", my sent and receive was always in megabytes. For some strange reason it is know in packets. Does anybody have any idea how to change this??

Thanks

Peter.
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Troy

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I'm not sure if you can change it from packets to megabytes. A packet is information which has been formatted for transport (see following link for further information). I know that when I had a dial-up internet connection (with an external usb 56k modem) it would tell me how much in megabytes, but now that I have adsl broadband, I connect to a Netgear adsl modem through the ethernet port, which tells me how many packets sent and received, because it's a different means of sending information. Also, the pic of two computers shows that your computer is connected: Depending on the specifications of your computer, you could have a few of these, and/or wireless as well, etc...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packet



Is this what you meant? Did you recently change your type of connection?
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Hi ruthandtoy,

That makes sense. When i had dialup with optus, it was in megabyes. Know that i have Bigpond ADSL it is in packets.

Thanks for clarifying this for me.

Peter.

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