Mbps to kbps converter

This tool converts from Megabit-per-second to kilobit-per-second.



kbps to Mbps

kilobit-per-second is also written as kbps or kb/s.

1 Mbps = 1000 kbps

Example Calculation

Internet Service Providers specify bandwidth numbers in Mbit/s or Gbit/s. Essentially this is a measure of the number of bits that can be transferred every second.

The number specifies how fast your Internet connection is. This is typically measured at the modem which is a wired connection.

However most people today connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi.

Even the highest bandwidth connection can be limited by poor Wi-Fi. The further away from an Access Point, the greater the likelihood that your speed is going to be limited to a few kbps.

For instance I have experienced a 500 Mbps connection drop to 50 kbps as my laptop moved to a section of the house that was on a different floor from the wireless router.

Using the calculator, 500 Mbps = 500,000 kbps is reduced to 50 kbps or a factor of 10,000 with a poor wireless connection.

How to Convert Mbps to kbps

The easiest way to do this is to multiply the number in Mbps by 1000. 4 Mbps is then 4*1000 = 4000 kbps. Alternatively the calculator on this page can be used.

Mbps to kbps Table