1. Jamie McKane

    Good news for slow Internet in South Africa

    Good news for slow Internet in South Africa The RENAlerts service from SANREN and TENET has reported that the initial repairs to the break on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) are set to be completed on the afternoon of 1 April. Full restoration has moved forward slightly to Friday, 3 April...
  2. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's slow Internet - This is the latest repair update

    South Africa's slow Internet - This is the latest repair update Many South Africans are experiencing slow Internet speeds due to a pair of undersea fibre cable breaks. South African ISPs described the latest breaks as a “high impact event” that may cause performance degradation for their clients.
  3. Jamie McKane

    Good news for slow Internet in South Africa

    Good news for slow Internet in South Africa A cable repair vessel is on its way to the break in the WACS undersea cable. It is estimated that the repair will be completed by 4 April 2020. This is according to the latest report from the RENAlerts service by SANReN and TENET.
  4. Jamie McKane

    Good news for South Africans with slow Internet

    Good news for South Africans with slow Internet South Africans suffering from slow Internet connectivity could see relief by the end of the weekend. Two more repairs on submarine cables that connect South Africa and other African countries to Europe are set to be finished on Sunday 16...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Good news for South Africans with slow Internet

    Good news for South Africans with slow Internet The repair to a break in the West Africa Cable System (WACS) submarine fibre cable has been completed two days ahead of schedule. The update comes from the South African National Research Network (SANReN), and the Tertiary Education and Research...
  6. B

    WISP recommendations for Gordon's Bay / Strand

    I have just cancelled my Telkom LTE Uncapped contract. Gave up when it took nearly 24 hours to download a 129MB file. I am looking for recommendations to help me decide on which WISP to sign up with. I don't have access to fiber, although 3 providers have fiber running right past my house. ADSL...
  7. P

    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...
  8. Ultracrepidarian

    Connected Cars & Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Survey [2-minute]

    There has been a lot of mention that this decade is when self-driving vehicles and connected cars will become mainstream. This survey is just an indication to see whether or not the public is excited for what is currently being developed. May you please leave your thoughts and opinions in the...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Slow Internet speeds set to continue in South Africa

    Slow Internet speeds set to continue in South Africa Following outages on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) and South Atlantic 3 (SAT3) cables yesterday, South Africans have experienced slow speeds when connecting to international websites. WACS is a submarine cable which links South Africa...
  10. B

    Modem loses internet connection when connecting another modem

    Hi. When my brother has his friends over for a lan, they take one of the older modems and connect it to our fibre modem using a lan cable in order to get internet in another room. When he does this, everything on the fibre modem at random intervals loses internet connection. They do not drop...
  11. Z

    Best way to network Apartment buildings?

    Hello all Looking for some insight on what the best way would be to network 7 apartment buildings together... Basically the internal reticulation is easy as there are already conduits with space available. So, switches in the db box and a cable to each apartment. Question is: How to network...
  12. T

    Internet for a farm near East london

    Hey guys, my friend lives on a farm between East London and Cinsta and they have wireless internet from a private provider but their ping is terrible and the download speed fluctuates so much, all they want to be able to do is have good enough ping to be able to game. I'm not sure if anyone...
  13. NinTniN

    Axxess charges me R2164 for their R999 uncapped package

    I'm getting fiber internet (finally) at home a the end of the month. This means I have to cancel my Axxess 20Mbps VDSL Uncapped package (R999). I thought the Telkom part of the cancelling is going to be a mission, but what a surprise I got when trying to cancel my Axxess accounts on Monday 29...
  14. NinTniN

    V-Home Safety Starter Kit

    Does anyone have any info regarding this service by Vodacom. I don't see any pricing anywhere on their website, but it is advertsised all over TV.
  15. S

    WebAfrica Internet usage Tracker pop up window, and no access

    This Webafrica 'Internet Usage Tracker Policy' login window keeps popping up since the start of the month when I try switch over to my WebAfrica connection. I put in you username and password details but it does not accept it and gives me no access. When I switch over to my other ISP connection...
  16. GreatWmR

    Disabling one internet source

    I recently got a dongle to use for gaming my adsl line i can see is network 3 on my pc and the dongle shows up as network 7 now is there a way i can disable say network 3 temporally on my windows 10 pc so that it just uses the dongle for that time being? I've just been plugging out the cable...
  17. S

    Hermanus Internet solution..........?

    Hi everyone/anyone I am moving from a small town in the northern cape to Hermanus(Voëlklip ). My best option was a 4Mbps Adsl line from telkom. I assumed that I would have more and better options in Hermanus, but after a quick look it seem that best option again will be a 4Mbps line from...
  18. Bresder

    Has anyone used a VPN in South Africa?

    I'm looking for a VPN to use or not sure if I should use one. Does it matter which device I use?
  19. A

    Internet Service Provider - George, Dormehls Drift

    Have family members moving to George, Dormehls Drift. Any advice on good ISP's (ADSL, Wireless or Fibre) in the Area? Does not seem if there is fibre in the area yet from what I can tell, but I might be totally mislooking. They are on Telkom currently and would like to stay with them, the...
  20. YourKaptain

    Rain Fixed LTE NAT Changes

    Good day, I have a client with a Hikvision NVR, using Rain's Fixed LTE as their internet connection to the NVR. Now they have been able to successfully access their CCTV System via the internet for more than 8 Months, now since earlier this week, they are no longer able to. I checked and no...