When downloading, wget reports speed in "K/s". K...what? kilobits? kilobytes? 1024 or 1000?
wget -O /dev/null http://newark1.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin
produces "348 K/s". Meanwhile:
- nethogs says "343 KB/sec" for the entire Wi-Fi connection
- System Monitor says 364 "KiB/s" for the entire Wi-Fi connection
- Tomato says "3010.44 kbit/s (367.48 KB/s)" for the Wi-Fi connection (which is consistent with decimal kilobits and binary kilobytes).
So we know it's kilobytes, and probably perverse kilobytes, since the number would be bigger for decimal kilobytes.