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The bandwidth limits are labeled "kB/s". I presume this is kilobytes per second. Many of us in the United States, and maybe elsewhere in the world, know and pay for our Internet speed in megabits per second. Translating between kilobytes and megabits is maybe not hard, if you know that you need to do it... I use Google to do this, but it is potentially a problem. (I have seen posts where users complain that even with setting bandwidth limits, their experience "browsing the net" is bad. Did they correctly convert from megabits per second that they paid for, and kilobytes per second that they set in BTSync?) We all know that 6 megabits per second equals 750 kilobytes per second, right? We can do that conversion in our head, while watching TV and texting? :-) Personally, I think the best way to fix this is to let the user specify the bandwidth limit in either kilobytes per second or megabits per second (and provide a checkbox for the user choice). Also, you could spell out kB/s to make it CLEAR what it refers to. I would also like to specify "upload rate of 30% of what's available, and download rate of 50% of what's available". That would be harder for BTSync to implement, but might be useful.