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    How to find 10 Gbps USB hubs?

    USB 3.0 (Up to 5Gbps) was renamed to USB 3.1 Gen 1. USB 3.1 Gen 1 was subsequently renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1. So when we say USB 3.0 it also means USB 3.1 as well as USB 3.2, in broad terms. A big thanks to the USB Forum for that. USB 3.2 Gen 1x2 (Essentialy USB 3.0 but with 2x lanes) supports...
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    How to find 10 Gbps USB hubs?

    The USB Forum decided to rename the USB 3 specification a few times. Now it's practically impossible to search effectively on any of the local online stores, I only seem to find 5Gbps hubs. Are there any Type A or Type C USB hubs with at least 10Gbps of total bandwidth available anywhere?*...
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    Worth upgrading from older ADSL router for VDSL? (to improve upload speed)

    Turns out my DSLAM does not support VDSL, oh well!
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    Worth upgrading from older ADSL router for VDSL? (to improve upload speed)

    Huh, the support rep I spoke to tells me it's not possible to make that change. Is there an Afrihost rep who can give some more information? @AfriGuy @AfriFella ?
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    Worth upgrading from older ADSL router for VDSL? (to improve upload speed)

    I got a VDSL router, but it seems it still wants to sync to ADSL2+, when I manually changed to a VDSL mode it would not sync. Am I doing something wrong, or is 20/1 the best I'll get no matter what?
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    Worth upgrading from older ADSL router for VDSL? (to improve upload speed)

    Ok, sounds like I might get an upload speed bump. Think I'm gonna go for it. Thank you!
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    Worth upgrading from older ADSL router for VDSL? (to improve upload speed)

    I recently moved to an area with only DSL coverage. I got Afrihost's 20mbit pure DSL package, and I'm currently using it with my old Billion 7300W ADSL2+ router. These are the stats I'm getting: I'm mostly satisfied, but would upgrading to a more modern router improve my experience...
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    MTN LTE Contract early cancellation penalty

    I have a 1 year contract to work in a rural region, so I'm considering an MTN LTE contract, but the minimum period seems to be x24 months. I'm looking at the MTN 200GB Home Wifi (200 + 200GB) package for R799 per month with included router. What penalties would I face if I cancelled this after...
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    Which investment vehicles to safe for children's education?

    Wouldn't a TFSA in their name be a terrible idea? If you max out the account, and withdraw the balance when they start university, then they would never have access to tax-free investment platforms when they start earning their own salary. Imagine you start work and find out you can't ever use...
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 3

    I've got intermittent connectivity this morning. Resetting router doesn't have an impact. Connection is coming and going every few minutes. Frogfoot, Bloemfontein (Langenhovenpark). *By the time I decide to post something, the issues always seem to go away, oh well!
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 3

    My connection seems to be dying intermittently. Reset/reconnect fixes it but then it died again after 2 minutes. Frogfoot, Bloemfontein. *Stable since last reconnect 5 mins ago *Seems resolved now at least
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 3

    Hi, currently in Bloemfontein LHP, with Frogfoot. I have no connectivity this morning.
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 3

    (Bloemfontein, Frogfoot) Spoke to someone on the phone, they said there’s an issue that’s come up due to loadshedding and technicians are attending to it. *edit: seems to be back online *edit2: down again. Going up and down at the moment
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    R499 | Windows 10 Pro + Office 2019 Professional | THIS WEEKEND ONLY

    As for the windows 10 key in the other thread, activated without a problem!
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 2

    Also having DNS issues, I switched my router to google DNS (8.8.8.8) which seems to have resolved it for now.
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    R299 | Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Keys x 15

    Bought a key and activated no problem.
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    The PC Build Thread

    I hadn't even considered an AMD chip, I've been using intel for so long... This is very compelling, it looks like I'd lose around 5% fps at 1440p, but the cost savings are really great. I have some thinking to do!
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    The PC Build Thread

    I'm upgrading soon, I currently have a i5-4670 + GTX 780 with a 1080p60 monitor. I'm aiming for 1440p at 144Hz. What I'm looking at is: CPU: i5-9600k MB: MSI Z390-A PRO GPU: Palit RTX 2080 Super Monitor: AOC CQ27G1 27" 1440p 144Hz 1ms FreeSync RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB For now I'm...
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 2

    Also having slow speeds today: Similar results on speedtest.net. On frogfoot network, Bloemfontein. (#E: #COOL-20190823-297270)
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    Cool Ideas Fibre ISP – Feedback Thread 2

    Looks like Frogfoot has logged the outage now, a Bloemfontein node is down.
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