congestion

  1. Sharkssmart1

    Any constant interruptions in the Roodepoort area?

    I reside in Helderkruin, Roodepoort where the Fibre cables are managed by Vumatel. For the last few weeks there has been constant interruptions with the speed. The speed can drop to 0.03 kbs, or it can disconnect on its own and reconnect out of the blue a few minutes later. I do not know what...
  2. D

    Afrihost congestion (on OpenServe) getting worse

    hi, I've had my 20Mbit Afrihost connection since October 2017. I've been exceedingly happy with it, but things are starting to deteriorate. I've been monitoring my link latency since Jan 2018. It's been pretty good, but April is when the problems started. See the graph below for a trend...
  3. C

    Need help interpreting traceroute

    For the past 1-2 weeks I've been getting increased latency between 7pm-11pm. It goes up about 50ms but my speed reamins the same. This applies to all located servers. It affects games and internet browsing. I need help reading my trace route to determine if its my exchange that is congested...
  4. J

    NAP Africa Congestion

    Hi Guys and Gals in the industry. Since the Apple and Windows updates have been released in the last 2 days, NAP Africa has been HAMMERED!! NAP JHB in particular today, seem to have limited their bandwidth to 90Gbps in total, which is killing ISP's with anything more than a 2Gbps link to...
  5. N

    Contention ratios how do ISP come up with this number

    Hi I have been trying to find a good explanation on how ISP define contention ratio. I came across one of the best explanations and if it is true then most ISP sales staff are incorrectly advising clients. The examples : If Two users each have a 2M link and sharing a 2M back haul each...
  6. akescpt

    Telkom Bellville North 3 Exchange

    Hi got connected to this exchange on Wednesday. getting just over half my linespeed. supposed to get a whopping 4MB. anyone on this exchange currently? what is your experience like? also, what speed are you on? a call has been logged.
  7. P

    I've tried everything, still not sure what the problem is :/

    Hey guys, so for the last month and a half I've really been struggling with my internet. Basically during the day its incredibly slow, and my latency is above 800 sometimes its 2000- 2500 like it gets really ridiculous. I was first with afrihost and they told me to do all these tests, what...
  8. H

    ADSL in Greenstone Hill

    Hi There, The ADSL lines in Greenstone have been congested since around the beginning of Feb. Peak-hours seem to be evenings and weekends, often with a total failure to connect. While both the Telkom Call-Center and local Telkom store are acknowledging a line problem, there is absolutely no...
  9. R

    Congestion: Randpark Ridge (011 795)

    Within the last week, my line's gone from "fine" to "not fine." In the morning, I have pings around the 40ms mark, now (19:20), a minimum ping of 280, maximum of 979 and average of 617 to Afrihost's website. Have tested using a prepaid account on the IS backbone, and dropped from a 4Mb to...
  10. skimread

    Telkom Internet's lack of transparency wrt international traffic problems

    Since Telkom have doubled their line speed their Telkom Internet ISP has been struggling since January. International traffic have given numerous problems, been very erratic feels throttled and packet timeouts is common. At the same time when switching to other ISP account when it is at its...
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    Can ping be low with exchange congestion?

    Hi, My 4Mbps connection has the symptoms of exchange congestion in that, while it is testing at around 3.6 Mbps during the day on week days, every evening from about 8pm, and usually the whole weekend, the speed is between 0.7 and 1 Mbps. The things is, the ping never is more than about 60ms...
  12. S

    What can I do?

    Hi all. I've been having issues with my ADSL for 7 months. When the problem started I had a 2mb line and had to drop the line speed down to 1mb again as I was paying for a 2mb line and was getting less than 1mb speeds. I logged a fault and was told by the Telkom technician the fault was...
  13. S

    Just another sad ADSL user

    So, just as so many others have posted, I to decided to bare my ADSL woes unto those who wish to partake... Quite a few months back my adsl speed was near perfect, barring the occasional hiccup here and there which was understandable to say the least. A little bit about my line: 2Mb line...
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    Exchange congestion Muizenberg anyone?

    Doesn't seem too bad but this is what I am getting about twice a day, especially around 8-10pm. The ping makes me think congestion as it is normally 20ms. 4Mbps Afrihost business uncapped. Syncing at 4, noise, attenuation seem ok.
  15. D

    Parow-West ADSL Congestion?

    Hi, Is anyone experiencing huge latencies after hours and on weekends - in Parow area? This been going on for more than a month... C:\Users\JP>tracert 8.8.8.8 Tracing route to google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms...
  16. M

    Slow telkom 4Mb line speed - Especially business hours

    I have a 4Mb line in the Val de Grace area/Silverton exchange. Internet sync speed is extremely slow, especially during business hours, since on Sunday I got my old 3.14Mbps sync rate. I've done a few tests with the Telkom guest account, and it seems to be congestion since the speed varies...
  17. B

    Possible ADSL issues in Plettenberg bay

    I have been experiencing terrible ADSL performance since Tuesday 11 Dec 2012. The ADSL service on the DSLAM in Plettenberg bay to which i connect to is unusable during business hours. I have reported to my ISP numerous times yet Telkom will not confirm what the issue is. Bottom line, the...
  18. M

    Late-evening degraded service - congestion?

    After weeks of growing frustration - and incorrectly blaming Afrihost's switch to MTN for the problems - I am beginning to suspect that I'm another victim of the 'exchange congestion' plague. I'm on the Bryanston exchange, several km from it, on old copper, with about 48 dB attenuation and...
  19. A

    Is the problem a congested exchange, if so what to do....

    :cry: I have been having issues for the last 3-4 months with terrible erratic pings, On MWEB ISP. Feedback form them always seems to be all is fine here. Then I switch to Telkom ISP and the ping spikes seem less, or not noticible. Is it the exchange that is congested, because the pings seem...
  20. C

    Unexplained ADSL packet loss

    I've been running 4mbit ADSL for a while now but recently it started to give me problems. Most of the time the connection works fine but I frequently experience periods of severe packet loss. The modem/router doesn't lose sync and it doesn't lose connection to my ISP. I ignored this in the hope...
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