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    OpenWRT Gigabit Router recommendations 2020

    I would like a gigabit router with decent wireless speeds that is capable of running OpenWRT. What would one recommend I buy in South Africa? I was thinking about getting the TP-Link Archer A7v5, but I would prefer buying local and cheaper (local prices for this device are in the R2k to R2k5...
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    Who can help trench & connect 3 sites with fibre?

    Hi Guys, I need to connect 3 sites with respective fibre connections. Site one is in clayville (olifantsfontein) and have dark fibre running right past them. Site 2 is close to the sundra offramp on the N12, not sure how close the closest fibre/dark fibre is. I do kno however that dark fibre...
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    I finally have fiber!

    After 7 years of asking and pleading with SADV they finally finished their rollout at our complex. I did not waste 2 minutes to order fiber. I ordered on Monday (13 Jan 2020), SADV came and installed, spliced and activated it on Thursday (16 Jan 2020) which is impressive, because 97 days later...
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    RSAWeb legal issues

    I am here to ask for some legal advice concerning my dealings with RSAWeb the last couple of months, as well as to warn everyone from dealing with them. This all started a couple of months ago when I joined RSAWeb because of their free installation and 1-month free deal. It all started great...
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    Removal of copper lines and replacement with LTE routers, the hell Telkom?!

    So i just got a call from Telkom about them removing the ADSL copper lines in my area and giving us LTE routers in the meantime until they can install fiber but the thing is that in my landline will have to go through that LTE router until they can install fiber, and what about blackouts? These...
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    Best ISP for Fiber uncapped?

    Hi, I am currently using WebAfrica with 50 down and 5 up but their service and fiber internet connection is terrible. Looking to change ISP, but I'm not sure which one to choose. I want fiber that is 100mps uncapped and unshaped and at a good price. What do you guy's recommend? Many Thanks.
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    Kuilsriver Highbury and Highbury Park

    So, Here I am again. Trying to get some answers out of the 10's of fiber providers. SADV being the worst and the biggest liars ever, Last year at a community meeting for the area SADV promised that by end of March 2019 fiber trenching would have started in the area. Its not almost a year later...
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    Spyware from Openserve ONT

    hao.360.cn virus was trying to infect PC from Openserve ONT. Check your PCs if you have Openserve fiber installed.
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    Help with Afrihost/Openserve PPPOE over Mikrotik

    I've been using my Mikrotik RB433UAH for years as a gateway for my 10Mb ADSL connection and by now I have it configured just the way I need it with NAT and Firewall Rules. The Mikrotik would initiate the PPPOE connection and my up/down speeds we're always 100% (10Mb down and 1Mb up) I have...
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    Transferring an email from one ISP to another.

    Hi, I am currently using WebAfrica, but I want to switch to a different ISP. The only problem is that my brother is using a WebAfrica email account. Is there a way to transfer his WA email to a different ISP? ------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm very...
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    looking for optic fiber cable

    hi all. as title says,i'm looking for the small optic cable that connects the wall unit to the fiber CPE unit. my child managed to twist it and broke it last night. i started looking this morning but couldn't find any including telkom shop.(my fiber connection is done by Openserve) afrihost...
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    Mweb - Vumatel blame shifting

    In the Tableview area many Mweb customers with VumaTel fibre have no internet. Talking to Vumatel they say all is good on their site. Talking to Mweb they say there is a Vumatel problem. Now - our complex has Vumatel only but only those using Mweb as an ISP have problems. Phoning Mweb...
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    Link africa?

    Has anyone heard of or done dealings with link africa, they are currently installing fiber in edenvale and i am curious as to what people have to say about them.
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    Switching from Telkom (Openserve) to Cool Ideas (Openserve)

    Good Afternoon All, Hoping someone can help me out. I need to switch an Openserve (and Telkom ISP account) to Openserve Cool Ideas. Currently have a 20/20 and would like to also increase the speed to 100/50. I have read a lot of comments regarding Telkom being a nightmare when it comes to...
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    Vumatel Fibre Provisioning?

    Please assist, I am not getting much help with Vuma support. My installation was done on Thursday last week, after which the installers told me that the line must be provisioned. (What does this mean?). They came to provision the line on Monday, and gave me an object number just before they...
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    Fibre cancellation after a week consumer protection Vumatel Axxess

    So I signed up for Vumatel fiber through my trusted ISP Axxess (I have been with them for 8 or 10 years? really a long time whatever it is). 20/2 uncapped package The speeds have been so erratic, one minute down to 1mbps then back up to 20 but mostly between 6 and 10 download. So my LTEa was...
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    MWeb - What can I do?

    In August 2018 I switched form ADSL to Fiber with Mweb. Everything worked good. On the 1st of October, my internet connection was dead. After someone from OpenServe came out, they said that my fiber line is suspended due to some fault or something. (I pay with a debit order, so non-payment has...
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    Fiber connection but no Internet - Dullstroom, Mpumalanga.

    Walkersons Private Estate is some 10Km outside Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. Some 10 years ago the then copper overhead cable running from Dullstroom to the Estate Hotel was upgraded to a 4 strand fibre overhead cable because of the repeated copper cable thefts. The installation cost was repaid to...
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    Use Any Router with Vox Fibre

    Hey guys, A friend of mine living in Durban North recently got a 50/5 Mbps Vumatel/Vox fibre line and connection. The install techies removed his upper-mid end Asus VDSL modem/router that he had recently purchased in anticipation of upgrading to fibre and replaced it with a small white Mikrotik...
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    SA Digital Villages and their empty promises

    SADV came and installed fibre lines into our complex about two months ago. It seemed to go smoothly. Trenches were dug, the splicing units were installed and we were told they'll come back in a few days to install the ONT so that once the site's live we can simply connect the ONT to our routers...
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