- A connection speed of 115.2 kbps means the Internet connection retrieves 117964.8 bits of information--the smallest data unit that represents one character--every second, according to the Matisse.net bit calculator. One megabit is equal to a thousand kilobits.
- If you have a maximum connection speed of 115.2 kbps, you probably have a dual-channel ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) with the modem running through the serial port, according to the book "Windows 98 Annoyances." Dual-channel ISDN basically runs two dial-up lines at once.
- Consider upgrading your Internet connection or look for problems that might slow your connection, such as faulty wiring. You need at least 1.5 megabits per second to stream video at an acceptable rate, according to the Wall Street Journal.