internet

  1. Savy561

    Is better to use a custom DNS over the default ISP DND?

    I have never really felt the need to change my default ISP dns settings but lately whenever i see a conversation about dns, it's always better to use a custom dns such as cloudfare's 1.1.1.1 or 9.9.9.9 or even Google's 8.8.8.8. So my question is, is there any real world benefit in changing all...
  2. Sharkssmart1

    Satellite Internet... what's up with that?

    I see big potential into something like that when you look at SpaceX's StarLink program for Satellite Internet (it is like internet without borders in a retrospect) which will accordingly have a maximum speed of almost a gigabit (1000 megabits) a second. I don't know how long it'll be until we...
  3. Anthro

    US officials lay out blueprint for ‘virtually unhackable’ quantum internet

    US officials lay out blueprint for ‘virtually unhackable’ quantum internet Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/27/us-officials-lay-blueprint-virtually-unhackable-quantum-internet-13043571/?ito=cbshare...
  4. H

    Is rain throttling my speed?

    Hi. I've been an avid user of the rain product for over six months now. Internet speed, for the most part, has been relatively decent, with rates averaging 15-25 MBs down and 8-14 MBs up. However, during the past month, the internet speeds have drastically dropped, making it very difficult, if...
  5. A

    Anyone have experience with krypton web wireless?

    Looking for get 5mb uncapped, unthrottled for R350 and wanted to know it anyone has it and can let me know if they're good or not https://www.kryptonweb.co.za/
  6. Jamie McKane

    Fibre Internet usage during level 3 lockdown - ISPs respond

    Fibre Internet usage during level 3 lockdown - ISPs respond The national lockdown has meant that South Africans have been using the Internet at much higher rates than before the pandemic began. However, despite the lockdown regulations being lessened to level 3 and more people being able to...
  7. Sharkssmart1

    The BitCo experience presently?

    Does anyone know how well BitCo is these days? Backstory: Currently at WebAfrica and for the last two weeks we have been experiencing a lot of interruptions in speed or connections, and they are not really responsive when it comes to tickets logged. My older brother is suggesting me to jump...
  8. H

    data reseller

    How does one become a data reseller, and which ISP company do you recommend to register with?
  9. Sharkssmart1

    Any constant interruptions in the Roodepoort area?

    I reside in Helderkruin, Roodepoort where the Fibre cables are managed by Vumatel. For the last few weeks there has been constant interruptions with the speed. The speed can drop to 0.03 kbs, or it can disconnect on its own and reconnect out of the blue a few minutes later. I do not know what...
  10. Jamie McKane

    5 tips to easily speed up your home Internet connection

    5 tips to easily speed up your home Internet connection There are few things more frustrating than a slow Internet connection, especially when you are working from home and trying to communicate with colleagues. Slow Internet connection speeds are often linked to problems at your ISP...
  11. B

    Can sites like Reddit see your real IP address when you're behind a proxy?

    I was trying to create a reddit account but didn't want to use my real IP address for it. So when I was trying to find a working proxy I kept refreshing the site to test each one, then when I found one it told me they have been getting too much requests from my computer and I had to wait like...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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