1. I

    Adsl woes

    Need some advice from the experts, Not happy with my current ISP Mweb and looking to make a change but not with put advice. I currently have an 8mbs Line which I get max speed of about 7mbs at best & up to 2mbs during busy periods with uncapped Data that is throttled at 250GB, the problem is...
  2. F

    Cancelled my phone line fine ... but not my ADSL

    First of all a little background, When I go to, I can see that my account has been cancelled... If I go to ("Home & Business Accounts" > "Manage My Accounts"), I have nothing listed at...
  3. M

    D-Link DSL-G2562DG - Fiber + VDSL + ADSL router

    Item: D-Link DSL-G2562DG - Fiber + VDSL + ADSL router. Age: 6 months Price: R1000 negotiable. Warranty: Not sure Packaging: Yes Condition: Excellent - looks brand new Location: Cape Town - Southern Suberbs Reason: Getting Fiber and ISP will provide a free router Shipping: Yes - Aramex R99 - will...
  4. A

    Telkom's Incompetence

    On Friday the 29th of March, one of Openserve's technicians came out to install our fixed Telkom land-line, the gentlemen was very helpful and explained where my line would be connected, how far away in cable length it would be from the exchange, he even provided some information on the fastest...
  5. A

    My ADSL Conundrum

    Good day everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Unfortunately I'm in a situation that just doesn't make sense to me so I'm wondering if someone could help. The maximum supported ADSL speed for my area is 20Mbps, in fact my neighbors, literally the houses next door all support 20Mbps lines...
  6. P

    Active Fibre ISP

    Is anyone using the ISP Active Fibre? I'm struggling to find reviews and would love to have some feedback. Their prices and benefits seems very good but is it worth avoiding leading ISP's like Rocketnet and Cool Ideas? Your feedback is appreciated.
  7. A

    Best ADSL ISP for East London (Eastern Cape)

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on MyBroadband so I really hope someone will be able to help me. Over the last few days I've been looking for the best ADSL ISP for the East London area and unfortunately I just cannot decide between which internet service provider to choose from. I am a huge...
  8. fundutzi

    Best ISP for low latency, prepaid data to test with

    Dear All, What very good ISP do you recommend, need some prepaid data to test ADSL? The why and some background. ADSL line 4MB suffer high latency when line is used < 50% of capacity. {between 2- 4 times slower as norm.} Latency is fine when line not used at all, < 10% of capacity. Router...
  9. C

    Fibre in Overport Area

    Anyone has information when we might get fibre in Overport/ Asherville area? I'm on the west side of Brickfield road towards Asherville. In the last month or so, the ADSL connection has been really pathetic (10 mbps, getting closer to 2 mbps). Telkom says there are a lot of cable faults in the...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Best uncapped ADSL deals in South Africa

    Best uncapped ADSL deals in South Africa A recent MyBroadband poll revealed that ADSL is still a popular broadband connection type for South Africans. While most MyBroadband readers stated that they have fibre at home, ADSL came in second place in terms of primary home broadband connection -...
  11. Burr

    Axxess vs MWEB? (ADSL)

    Hi Guys, So I'm moving into a new place in February and looking to get ADSL (no fibre available in the area, RIP). Contacted Telkom who will hopefully have the line installed before I move in. I'm currently contributing to an 8MB line at home with my parents, we've been with MWEB since Big...
  12. R

    Is telkom falsifying usage data?

    So I noticed on the telkom portal that my usage for monday is 33gb. 1. I did not download this much 2. It's quite literally impossible For my 4mbps line to use that much it needs to download at full speed for 19 hours and 40 minutes straight Problem being that there are only 17 hours in one day...
  13. G

    Possible to Cancel Telkom Voiceline only? (Solved: Still not possible)

    Hi there, is it at all possible to cancel the Telkom voice line only and keep the ADSL line? I know this was not possible before but has it changed? As if I was a new customer on Telkom website, one can choose ADSL packages and it give the option to add a voice line? Still on 2mb ADSL and I...
  14. fundutzi

    DSL exchange ISP migration: 3rd party back to Telkom

    Dear All, Any advice will be greatly appreciated to ensure minimum down time. Objective. Move DSL connection from 3rd party ISP to Telkom. {actually a forth party using a 3rd party} Current state. The line will move into the "Telkom Wholesale Holding Pool" by 2019/01/01. {4th party virtual...
  15. K

    Can you use the internet without a modem ?

    So I had a tp-link WiFi modem initially supplying WiFi to my entire house but yesterday we experienced a power outage that I think may have fried the device or power cable. When the power came back on this morning, the device did not power on (tried it on different plug points in the house, does...
  16. riverdusty

    Probable Congested Exchange, Plumstead, Cape Town

    Problem: Telkom Congested Exchange (Most Likely) Exchange: 021 762 Line Speed: 2.5Mbs ISP: Mweb 4Mb Capped nighttime something something Occurance: All the time, more so at night. I have had this problem before (2014?) and I gave up trying to get it sorted. To be honest my internet was actually...
  17. Pewee

    Gordon’s Bay Fibre/ADSL?

    I have a budget of R600 p/m. I’m looking for either fibre or adsl packages, preferably uncapped with a minimum line speed of 4mbps. Any recommendations, please? I’m situated in Seascape Mews, Admirals Park, Gordon’s Bay. Thank you.
  18. W

    Router Battery Backup

    Anyone using anyone of these two to backup ADSL router during power outages? If so, any feedback or other relatively cheap solutions? OR...
  19. Jamie McKane

    South Africa will never see naked ADSL - ISP

    South Africa will never see naked ADSL - ISP While ISPs still want naked ADSL in South Africa, there is not much hope the offer will ever see the light of day. Naked ADSL is the term for an ADSL line for which you only pay the ADSL line fee - and not the standard landline rental too, which is...
  20. S

    Recycling old adsl routers

    Hi, I keep collecting old routers when I change ISPs. They are in perfect working order, so reluctant to discard them. Is there a way to pass them on to someone / some organization that can make use of them? Alternatively, is it possible to recycle these? Would love to know what others are...