fibre

  1. J

    Terrible service on Frogfoot/Afrihost

    We were experiencing constant packet loss and interruptions in the connection with on a fiber line on Frogfoot, then eventually the connection cut out completely. The fiber line technicians came after a few days and said our line is good but the ONT is broken. It has since been a week of trying...
  2. J

    which isp to choose

    Hi there, in November we're finally upgrading to fibre (currently on a terrible telkom contract, can't wait for it to be over). I've been doing a bit of research as to which isp to go with and I can't make up my mind. which do you think is the best and why? currently hoping to upgrade to 100mbps...
  3. Z

    Openserve fibre with Home-Connect ISP: How to use with my own router if my own router does not support VPN

    My setup: I have 25mbps download / upload with Home Connect on Openserve fibre. I have a Hauwei B525 as the first modem/router and use Google Wifi routers for my mesh wifi. The problem with Google Wifi is that it does not have ability to configure a VPN which is required when using Home Connect...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    The 69TB man — The biggest fibre hogs in SA

    The 69TB man — The biggest fibre hogs in SA South Africa's fibre-to-the-home network traffic has continued to climb over the first half of 2021. This is according to four prominent fibre ISPs who recently provided feedback to MyBroadband on data usage by their home fibre customers. Cool...
  5. L

    OpenServe/Home Connect - L2TP connection drops after reboot

    The L2TP connection won’t reconnect after I reboot my router. Does anyone know why this happens/why I can't reconnect/what I can do to avoid this from happening in future?
  6. M

    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...
  7. P

    Why MTS (Mind The Speed) stands out above the rest... :)

    I have been a long time connoisseur of the internet and have always made sure I have an active online connection. As a technical person in the ICT industry it is paramount that when working from home I have an online active solution. I have thoroughly struggled to have that though, a good decent...
  8. Sirius

    Cancelling Supersonic and moving to Fibre

    Finally got fibre in my complex thanks to Frogfoot as I am based in Stellenbosch and am currently using Supersonic LTE uncaped as I am WFH. Vox has been the first to jump with a quote to offer a 30Mb for R599 (way cheaper than the R999 I am paying for Supersonic). I will get more quotes from...
  9. I

    Vuma Reach Aerial Fibre

    Hey, So vumatel is currently installing fibre in my area via the aerial route, putting up wooden poles instead of the underground option and vumatel is offering the Vuma Reach fibre option for the area.I should mention that the area didn't have fibre before this and this the first time we will...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    US will help fund DFA fibre rollout study in South Africa

    US will help fund DFA fibre rollout study in South Africa The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will help fund a fibre rollout feasibility study aimed at expanding reliable and affordable Internet access and digital services to underserved populations living outside of South Africa’s...
  11. 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...
  12. E

    Fibre VS 4g

    I'm in Centurion; have MTN Supersonic, and constantly get between 30 to 40 mb up and down speeds. I have the 200 GB data package for R599, and this amount of data is enough for me. Ping 24ms Download 33.57Mbps Upload 29.41Mbps 41.117.31.97 MTN SA Openserve Fibre is now available in our area...
  13. S

    Fibre In Asherville / Sydenham (Durban, KZN)

    Hi all, Finally some great news for our area! With the MASSIVE, sudden movement from FNO's regarding fibre in Asherville / Sydenham, we've decided to made our own thread to keep track of it all. As I understand it, we have 3 different FNO's laying fibre in our area (Openserve / Telkom...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    Here is the cause of Frogfoot's fibre network outage

    Here is the cause of Frogfoot's fibre network outage Fibre network operator Frogfoot Networks has explained the cause of intermittent connectivity issues on its network over the last five days. Frogfoot customers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and East London have been struggling...
  15. 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...
  16. K

    Frogfoot subscription inquiry

    Sorry, I'm new to this whole fibre thing so this might be a dumb question. Frogfoot is currently rolling out fibre where I live in George and I was thinking of moving to it as I could go from 4Mbps to 30Mbps for only a 20% increase in price. From reading forums on here I've gathered that FF is...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    Big Frogfoot fibre outage

    Big Frogfoot fibre outage Frogfoot’s fibre network has suffered intermittent connectivity issues across South Africa over the last three days. The operator first stated it was experiencing a national outage on Saturday afternoon, which it said was affecting customers in Johannesburg, Cape...
  18. G

    New Home - Fibre/ISP Transfer

    Hi all. New to this and hoping someone can please assist. We just moved into a new place and are trying to set up a fibre line. We started the process through Vox/Vumatel but it's been held up because there was an existing line with Cool Ideas/Vumatel from the previous owners. Vox keep...
  19. One Up

    Fibre vs Openserve Pure DSL

    I am moving to Rosebank, Cape Town. I have discovered Vumatel is very expensive, so I have the option of either R597 pm 20Mbps down, unknown up with Openserve DSL or R907 pm 20Mbps up and down with Vumatel Fibre. My question is, is there any disadvantage in choosing DSL over fibre? Will there...
  20. Hackson

    Moving house

    So I moved into this apartment on the 1st of May. Hasn't been occupied for about 3 months. I plugged in my router and the Internet works. Lekker 20/20Mbps with Vumatel and BitCo Home (according to mybroadband Speedtest). Owner says he doesn't have the former apartment tenant contacts. My bond...
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