installation

  1. M

    Pure DSL Openserve & Vox

    I placed an order for pure uncapped DSL on the 7th of June 2020 with Vox. I have called and emailed them various times to inquire about my order since they have not provided me with any feedback. Last week I even emailed Openserve to find out when I can expect to have the line installed but...
  2. M

    Project Managers Essential ?

    I understand that fibre network providers (Frogfoot, Octotel, SADV, etc) are still running during this lockdown time but does anyone know if their project managers are still working?
  3. S

    Day Night Switch

    How many lights can one wire to one day night switch. Currently I have the following: -Two tube light each with two tubes 5w led -One 30w led floodlight -One 50w led floodlight -One energy saving 16w light Easy guess is that it is too much because since adding the two floodlights everything...
  4. I

    Bringing fibre into Complex

    Good day, I would please like to know what to do to get fibre into my complex (Santiago, 32 Jacobson Drive, Lynnwood Ridge). What would be the process of getting people to actually bring the line in from the street exchange? Since it is a complex, there are multiple houses that I need to ask for...
  5. D

    Amazon Alexa installation help

    Hi. I am living in the US and want to send an Amazon Echo Dot 3 to my parents in SA (selling on bidorbuy or incredible connection) They are technically challenged, so does anybody know of an IT or similar company who does home based installations who would be able to assist them with setting...
  6. Psyndrome

    Fibre Technicians Required - Johannesburg North Only

    316 Network Holdings is expanding! We are currently recruiting for the Johannesburg North regions Who are we looking for? Ten (10) technicians with Fibre experience. Must have worked on any of the top tier telecommunications networks (Open Serve, Vumatel, MTN, etc.) MUST have the following. IF...
  7. Psyndrome

    Fibre Technicians Required - Johannesburg North Only

    316 Network Holdings is expanding! We are currently recruiting for the Johannesburg North regions Who are we looking for? Ten (10) technicians with Fibre experience. Must have worked on any of the top tier telecommunications networks (Open Serve, Vumatel, MTN, etc.) MUST have the following. IF...
  8. J

    Fibre line installed but no ONT Device - What now?

    Hi All, So I applied for Fibre from Afrihost using Openserve, got my router delivered and a few weeks later an OpenServe technician arrived onsite to perform the Fibre installation. So all that went well except that the OpenServe was requiring an "order" number from Afrihost to complete...
  9. M

    Vumatel installed, but... flashing blue power light and no helpdesk response for days

    So the installation team put my fibre line in, during which they managed to break the cable (which the second technician who showed up an hour or so later said is fairly common). He did a splice by the CPE and also outside by the main external box, which he seemed to think had resolved the...
  10. A

    In case you're thinking of C-Fiber

    Dear potential C-Fiber subscriber, I want you to share my experience with you before you go down this road since, if you're looking for hints and tips on here regarding how an ISP performs, you're likely to care quite a bit about your connectivity. The process of working with C-Fiber is...
  11. Kloon

    Fibre and power in same conduit

    I was wondering if in South Africa there are any code against running fibre and electrical wire in the same conduit? Will the installers run the fibre in the same conduit when they come install? Vuma is busy in our area and I had them put my connection box against a boundry wall pillar that...
  12. cyb3rt

    Fiber Coverage - OpenServe PTA East

    Howzit guys, I am hoping someone on here could assist me in explaining or possibly even helping in some way. I have a fiber "buddy box" installed against my house already (in a complex) and I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the area is covered but it would seem that only my complex is...
  13. J

    Fibre Specials - Vumatel Infrastructure

    Morning All, Happy Monday! So Vuma is done in my area and I can now proceed with my install / picking an ISP. I am hoping to get an ISP that is offering the free install (R1790 / activation). Has anyone see any specials out there at the moment? I dont mind a contract if the deal is good...
  14. G

    Is it really worth waiting for Vumatel?

    Vumatel was supposed to install fibre yesterday. They didn't pitch and I have not been able to get any further communication from them. 5 phone calls to the call centre and no joy. I was either put through to an extension that nobody answered or just disconnected. My Cell C person said they...
  15. S

    FNB Banking app - can't install app error code -504 android

    Hey All, I have a Sony Xperia C4 running Android 5.0 The FNB Banking app has been working without any problems for a loooong time but, as of the ~2-3 updates, the updates started to fail to install. I would get: can't install app error code -504 I thought this was most likely because...
  16. M

    Home Network Installers

    Hey everyone, I am installing FTTH 100/100 through Vumatel at my home. I am looking for installers to install a home network. Someone who can also possibly advise as to how to achieve the best speeds and who also has experience in setting up a media system :-) Below is what I need ...
  17. D

    Telkom/OpenServe/Hauwei fibre installation shady practices

    Hi all So a little bit of context: We're a small complex without a designated representative. We all discuss and agree on things before going forward regarding common property in the complex. Has to be that way due to the layout. Right, so some of us are looking for fibre...
  18. P

    Unfinished Huawei / Telkom Fiber Install

    Does someone know who might be able to help me. Telkom / Huawei started installing fiber in the building I own and they abandoned the installation in October. I have tried contacting Telkom & Huawei with no luck to getting this resolved. Does anyone know a better route or person I can get to...
  19. D

    Telkom Networks department contact

    Hi All Would anyone have a contact number for the Networks departments with Telkom? My boss is moving into a new estate in CPT which doesn't even appear on google street view yet (not saying much it was last updated in 2009) but he needs the line installed. Telkom is saying that there isn't...
  20. antowan

    Lenovo R50-80 notebook and Windows 10 media driver issue

    Hi guys, I have a problem and I cannot figure it out. It is a Lenovo R50-80 notebook and Windows 10 media driver issue during installation. It asks for a driver but I cannot figure out which one it is. I have tried the usual suspects, AHCI etc. but nothing moves it forward. Anybody...
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