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    Likely ADSL speed with these readings

    The Openserve chap, without any further testing, has asked me to tell the ISP to downgrade my package from 40Mbps to 20Mbps. Based on the above I am not keen. I'd rather try to get more
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    Likely ADSL speed with these readings

    Thank you. What about that SNR 6 Fail that he refers to? And, sorry for the ignorance, but how is "modulation type" changed?
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    Likely ADSL speed with these readings

    Thank you but I'm not talking sales promises here but actual technical readings.
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    Likely ADSL speed with these readings

    Hi, I'm considering getting Uncapped ADSL installed as no fibre in the area. Online it says up to 40Mbps but we all know this is unlikely. A Telkom technician showed me the attached numbers. It shows a possible 27Mbps but noise fails. What stable speeds am I likely to get? The...
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    External antenna on VDSL router

    Oh dear, I just thought of something obvious I overlooked... power to the router on the boundary! I'd need to dig a trench for that. The question then is, if telkom is unwilling to install to the house underground, can I install Telkom cable from the boundary, where they terminate, to the...
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    External antenna on VDSL router

    As mentioned, I'm sure telkom would run the cable to the house but it'll be done above ground from the pole, which based on aesthetics (directly in line of site of a great view), I am not keen on. As you mention I could trench myself within the property but was hoping to avoid that too (lots of...
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    External antenna on VDSL router

    Please could you explain? Currently the Telkom cabling is on a pole just outside our property. From an aesthetic perspective I don't want the cable stretching from the pole across to the house. Any solution where the cable can just run to the boundary and then transmitted via WiFi will meet my...
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    External antenna on VDSL router

    As per the subject, can anyone confirm whether you can replace the fitted external antennas on the VDSL routers, TP-Link TD-W9960, for example, with another external antenna? I'm needing the VDSL connected outside the house. My thought is to connect to a router but it'll be placed in a...
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    Dual SIM LTE options

    Keeping the phone plugged in and charged 24/7 is my concern with that. This is not for individual use but the house.
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    Keyhealth vs Discovery

    Doctors visits and conservative dentistry would be paid from your savings on most affordable plans. Unless you join something like Keycare where you get dentist and GP visits included, but in a limited network. But these plans only make sense to those earning under a certain amount as you pay...
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    Dual SIM LTE options

    Hi, I've seen this asked elsewhere but can't find a neat solution. I, as I think many may, am using two LTE providers. I use RAIN off-peak and CELL C during peak. Currently I need to manually swop SIM cards in my Huawei B315 at 6pm and swop back at 11pm. There must be a better way? I have...
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    US Netflix in SA

    Apologies for reviving an old thread. Does use of a VPN work when paying for SA Netflix? I had been paying for a US account until a short while back and was using a VPN with success to change regions. Now I've switched to paying for SA Netflix and not having luck with my VPN any more.
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    Boost Rain Signal

    Hi, I thought I'd give Rain a test drive. I am outside their shown coverage area but I am on a hill so I've found with Cell C that even though I'm shown as not covered I am (and get good speeds). Unfortunately this is not the case with Rain (looking to use it in my B315). It battles to find a...
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    Dual SIM LTE options?

    Yeah, thanks, I saw a few online but, while probably the most convenient, at over R2k I'm not sure that is the most cost effective method. I was hoping I could use a cheap Mifi or something...
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    Dual SIM LTE options?

    Hi, Needing some assistance, advice and input. I took a 100GB fixed LTE package with Cell C and am using the SIM in the Huawei B315 LTE that I got with it. All good and my speeds have been great even after the MTN roaming deal ended. My problem is 100GB is not enough but 200GB would be...
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