1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Uncapped broadband price war — ADSL vs fibre

    Uncapped broadband price war — ADSL vs fibre Uncapped ADSL products are now much cheaper than comparable fibre connections following the introduction of naked DSL in South Africa. For many years fibre offered the most affordable uncapped connectivity because ADSL and VDSL users were forced to...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    ADSL is dying in South Africa

    ADSL is dying in South Africa Telkom's financial results for the year ended 31 March 2021 show that its fixed broadband subscribers have declined by nearly 12% year-on-year. Its fixed broadband subscriber numbers dropped from 686,525 in March 2020 to 605,807 in March 2021. While Telkom has...
  3. T

    Who decides fibre to be installed in your area?

    Hi everyone. First timer student here. I live in an area that doesn't have fibre and rely on broadband LTE for internet access, in my case Rain. I have been trying to look for other alternatives, such as (A)DSL. But I am actually wondering why we don't have fibre and who actually decides that...
  4. KingAuthor

    Which affordable and reliable ADSL router shoud I buy?

    I am going the Naked DSL road and I want to buy an affordable router that will connect up to 5 devices. I've seen routers from R100 to a few thousand rands but I'm not sure which one is good for me. Which router can you suggest?
  5. M

    Telkom D-Link internet light red after loadshedding

    Hi there. I need assistance with my dsl internet connection from Telkom. One night when the router came back on after loadshedding, the internet light was red. I rebooted the router multiple times but the problem still remained. I called Telkom and they gave me a new PPPOE password to enter...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    10Mbps DSL versus 10Mbps fibre - Prices compared

    10Mbps DSL versus 10Mbps fibre - Prices compared Many prominent ISPs in South Africa are offering DSL packages at cheaper prices than entry-level fibre packages with similar download speeds. The popularity of copper connectivity has waned in recent years after peaking at around a million...
  7. S

    How would I go about getting an ADSL connection to 2 different rooms on seperate ends of my house?

    I'm looking at getting a fat pipe 40mbps adsl deal on Vox and my brother wants to join in as well and I was wondering how I'd go about getting the connection to two seperate rooms so that he can use wifi/lan in his room without speed loss and I can also use wifi/lan in my room while I'm gaming...
  8. S

    Fibre Installations

    Good Day, Can anyone assist me with how to get fibre installed in my area? Vodacom has installed fibre in the surrounding areas of my town but not in my area. I have emailed them however there has been no response from them. Currently there are a minimum of 50 households willing to sign up for...
  9. TimBru14

    Intermittent disconnects on Telkom ADSL

    Hi all Having a rather peculiar problem with my ADSL line. Every 2 or so hours, my ADSL line will drop but only some sites will become unreachable (I cannot ping, access Discord or Steam but I can get to, YouTube, Facebook and a bunch of other sites). After about 3 minutes...
  10. J

    New Router Problems

    I recently bought a Tenda D301 v2 ADSL router to replace our old D-Link router. Since installing it, I've encountered a problem. Any form of upload (even just sending a PDF over WhatsApp) completely annihilates the line. So much so that I can't even open up a Web page. Even though it's an ADSL...
  11. D

    Telkom DSL Lite throttling 6pm to 11pm

    I read on the Telkom site that for the DSL lite there is throttling from 18:00 to 23:00 Got this from the product page. "Uncapped Internet with NO FUP threshold (throttling will be applied during 18:00 and 23:00 - peak times) Refer to AUP T’s and C’s." Anyone with the DSL lite experienced this?
  12. W

    Rocketsat internet

    Good Day All Has anyone used Rocketsat internet.? Just curious on legitimacy
  13. D

    Afrihost Slow down at Night and weekends

    Hi So I've had afrihost vdsl 20 meg home uncapped account for a about 4 months and it worked great but over the last 2 weeks it has become extremely slow from 6pm up to 10 pm during week days and the entire weekend. Like 2 meg down on speed test. I phoned afrihost and did port reset but no...
  14. B

    adsl vs vdsl modem

    Hi, so i currently have a 20mbs dsl package from telkom, however I only receive speeds up to 16mbs, I am currently using a regular adsl router, will upgrading to a vdsl router give me better results? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
  15. J

    How COVID-19 saved ADSL in South Africa

    How COVID-19 saved ADSL in South Africa The COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa's national lockdown implemented to curb the spread of the virus has fundamentally changed Telkom's ADSL strategy. This is according to Telkom head of consumer Serame Taukobong, who said that the launch of...
  16. C

    Beware - Telkom removing ADSL services through the coverage map

    Yesterday, I was speaking to my neighbor who says he was on the phone the whole day trying to get Telkom to come and install a line for him. Telkom says there is no coverage for ADSL in our area according to the coverage map and therefore any new orders will be rejected by the system for that...
  17. H

    data reseller

    How does one become a data reseller, and which ISP company do you recommend to register with?
  18. M

    Naked ADSL Telkom - worth it?

    Does anyone have experience with Telkom's new "naked ADSL"? I would really appreciate any feedback. Is it worth it? Is the speed good, etc? (p.s. I would love to have fibre but that is not an option at the moment as I stay in a complex with an unaccommodating managing agent).
  19. R

    Telkom migrating from ADSL to Wireless - Downgrade from 10mbps to 4mbps

    This is something Telkom has been pushing for a couple of months now. We were told that our ADSL copper line is no longer supported and we need to move over to their wireless infrastructure. Once on the wireless network I noticed that my speed was unusually low and when I followed up on it with...
  20. P

    Rain 5G Premium package is acctually ADSL 1Mb Package.

    I have the Rain 5G package and except for a glorious few minutes now and then of 350 Mb/s I tend to get slightly better than Adsl 10 Mb/s speeds on it. However since wednesday I have not had reliable service at all and during the day I seem incapable of having a stretch of more than 30 minutes...