Download Time Calculator

Calculate Download Time

How long will it take to download?

How fast is your internet speed?

I don't know my internet speed

What is the size of the thing you want to download?

What is Download Time Calculator?

Download time calculator is used to estimate the time required to download any file based on your transfer speed without actually downloading any file.

How to use?

1. Enter your transfer speed.
2. Enter the file size of the thing you want to download.
3. This tool will estimate the time it would take to download.

Download Time Calculator

Typical Internet speeds

Connection type

Download speed

OLD Modem28,8 kbit/s
DSL Modem56,6 kbit/s
ADSL512 kbit/s
ADSL1 Mbit/s
ADSL8 Mbit/s
ADSL24 Mbit/s
LAN10 Mbit/s
3G7.2 Mbit/s
4G80 Mbit/s
LAN100 Mbit/s
Fiber obtic1000 Mbit/s

Typical download sizes

Connection type

Download speed

Text email30 kB
A webpage600 kB
Photo1 MB
Mp3 song5 MB
5 min Youtube 360p video40 MB
A SD movie750 MB
A HD Movie4 GB

Difference between MBps and Mbps

All internet service provider use the term Mbps to mention their speed, while most applications show MBps/KBps to indicate the download speed. People often get confused in between MB(Mega BYTE) and Mb(Mega bit) and ISPs take advantage of this fact by mentioning all the speeds in Mbps.

1MBps = 8Mbps
1MB = 8Mb
1KB = 8Kb

Theoretical speed

The speeds shown by download time calculator is purely theoretical. We try to simulate the real world scenario as much as possible, but It is not always possible to have the same speed over a continous period of time. Your download speed will depend on various other factors like the upload speed of the web-server, distance between your computer and the server and other disturbences.
The quality of your internet connection is also dependent on latency and jitter(noise). It is possible to have high throughput(speed) but low quality.

How to increase download speed

In some cases even if you have a high speed broadband connection, some files/games/software may download at a really slow speed. You should install some download managers such as 'Internet Download Manager'. This software can do multiple simultaneous connections to the server and thus increase your download speed.