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    Afrihost Fiber Can't Fix Slow Internet

    Yet another day my Afrihost Fiber (Vumatel) down speed appears to be capped at 2Mbps. Tickets were made yesterday and escalated, then escalated again, but looks like I'm going to be stuck at 2Mbps for the whole weekend.
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    Mweb speeds

    Howzit guys, Sometime last year due to COVID, the company I work for decided to pay for our fibre lines so that we could work from home. We were given the base speed of 20/20 Mbps on the Mweb ISP. Now, because I wasn't paying for the fibre, I wasn't too fussed when the speeds were inadequate or...
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    Vumatel the new Mediocre fiber provider

    Vumatel have bought the fiber backbone infrastructure from SA Digital Village. Since they have taken over the service has deteriorated to an alarming extent. It is so bad that Vumatel cannot transfer a connection from one ISP to another within a period of 7, yes 7 days. They have also, in order...
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    Webafrica packages/pricing change

    I have a 100/50 fibre line and pay R1119 with Webafrica on Openserves infrastructre. At the begining of the month I noticed my speed doubled to 200/100. I thought this was a free upgrade because of the recent news about Openserve's free speed upgrades. Anyway, so I needed to download something...
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    Exfo - OTDR Machine (Registration will be checked)

    Good day We are looking for more second-hand OTDR machines from Exfo - registration details will be checked to ensure it's not stolen. If you have any for sale please send me a Private Message.
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    3X Qualified / Capable (Will be tested) - FTTH & Design/Planning Fibre Technicians Needed

    Good day We require 3X Qualified or Advanced Skillset FTTH and Network Design, Layout, Rollout, etc for KwaZulu-Natal. Maintenance contracts are also in place. Vehicle use. A few perks - depending on skillset. Great working environment! Salary Above Average, depending on skillsets. Work is...
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    3X Qualified FTTH Splicers Required (Salary above market)

    Good day We are in need of 3X Qualified / Highly Trained FTTH Splicers in KwaZulu-Natal. If interested please drop me a Private Message and we can forward the appropriate contact details to you. Work is available immediately. * Sober Habits * No Drugs (tested)
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    Router getting attacked...?? (Vox & Mikrotik)

    What should one make of this scenario...? Looks like someone/something is trying to get into my router...
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    Fiber and LTE failover

    Hi all I am looking for a network setup for my office with the following requirements and am looking for some advice on a single component (or series of components that can help accomplish this). I have an MWEB fiber line installed and am getting inconsistent internet connectivity and it’s...
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    Please help me identify my ONT serial number?

    Hello guys I just moved into an appartment and there was already a fiber line with an ONT. I phoned supersonic for a fiber installation and told them about the ONT so they said they only needed the B number to take over the line. A B number is assuming that the line was installed by Openserve...
  11. akescpt

    What happens behind the scenes when you upgrade your speed?

    Hi, does anybody know the process? Who does the actual upgrade? ISP or Infrastructure? From accepting the T&C's on Thursday to last night at 11pm when the actual speed upgrade happened. Is this the usual timeframe?
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    Webafrica installed Fibre on Friday ... Line still not active today ... no reply to any calls?

    Hello I am posting this on behalf of my neighbour as they have no internet :) They moved in the area over the weekend and had fibre installed on Friday through Webafrica but the line is still not active. The problem is, they simply cannot get hold of anyone via their whatsapp live chat or...
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    Best ISP for fiber?

    Hi, I'm looking to change ISP because I'm not happy with WebAfrica. I was using their uncapped 100 Mb/s down and up. Can you guy's recommend the most reliable ISP for uncapped fiber? Thanks.
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    Just another Rager my endless Struggle!!! VUMATEL AND VOX

    So after almost 2 years of struggling and walking door to door to 350+ houses to get interest sparked to get fiber in our Area it happened it finally happened the Grey boxes are on the wall and the deed is done... Well so I thought. 1st July 2020 - Oredered 10Mbs uncapped Vox on the Vumatel...
  15. wifisonic

    Fiber coming to Kleinmond

    Greetings fellow internet users in Kleinmond We are happy to announce that our plans to roll out Fibre are underway! You can pre-sign up here ( and become one of the first lucky households to have super fast fibre! If you have any questions about it then please don't...
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    D-link 825ACG1 Alternative

    I got an 8Mb Fibre Afrihost package. A speed test indicates 20mb but I attribute that to a free upgrade during lockdown. With the package came a Nokia modem and a d-link 825ACG1 wifi router. When I'm about 10m away from the router (not in line of sight but in another room with door closed) the...
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    Finally cutting the Telkom cord any recommendations on fiber providers?

    Someone recommended me MTN Supersonic 10mbps up and down for R659. We are a home and use the internet for everything and often go over our 150GB softcap. I want to know is there any other packages I can look into that are affordable? We stream a lot, fiber is in my area.
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    How long does it take for fiber to be up after digging the trenches?

    I am seeing fiber tunnels being dug out in my street. I am very happy to be getting fiber in my area after my 3year struggle with cellc/mtn lte. I am now wondering how long it usually takes? How long did you wait after the installation to get connected? It is done by vuma I believe. Thanks
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    Best VPN to use in 2020?

    Hi, I would like to know what VPN's people are using in SA? What speeds are you getting? Are you able to watch Netflix, Hulu, BBC player etc?
  20. One Up

    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...