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I feel much more familiar with bytes than bits, and the Task Manager defaults to Mbps and Kbps:

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I've poked around, but haven't seen any option to change it. Is it possible to change it?

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bps is the standard and i doubt there would be any official setting allowing the b->B conversion. I'm not sure of any 3rd party apps though – AbhishekGirish Nov 1 '12 at 6:57

You cannot change the value in Task manager as eluded to by Alexy Ivanov, but you can view B/sec in resource monitor by clicking the link at the bottom of TM, then drop down the Network tab. Much more information in Resource Monitor should you need it.

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I don't think it's possible.

Using bits is standard in measuring network speeds.
Ethernet cards usually support 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps speed.

These graphs include the service data transferred, not only the data itself. Because of reception errors, especially in Wi-Fi networks, the useful data transfer rate may be lower than the connection speed.

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