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    High Latency on Fibre connection? (Metrofibre)

    Hi all, For some context. I'm in Durban, Durban North area. I have a Metrofibre line 50/50mb which I have taken through Telkom as my ISP. However, I noticed while I'm getting solid down/up speeds, my Ping is abit high. I have a friend who has their Fibre with Afrihost and he's getting a...
  2. S

    Rain routing changes to Middle East servers

    I am wondering why RAIN keeps randomly change their routing to the Middle East server! Now and then I play games like Overwatch or Apex in Middle East servers because they are the closest server to South Africa and usually I have about 160 ping then randomly RAIN does its things and I get 300+...
  3. D

    Which VPN are you using? What's the pricing?

    Hi guys I am looking to get a VPN to use for gaming, streaming region-locked stuff etc. Just wanted to know if you can suggest any. If you are using a VPN for gaming. What ping do you get for gaming? Which games do you play? Please drop your stats and advice
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    Openserve Fibre - Unacceptable speed / Ping

    Good day fellow forum users I need some serious advice from people with expert knowledge in Fibre networks, especially GPON that Openserve uses. Now, I live in Robertson in the Western-Cape, postal code 6705. We have a relative new Openserve Fibre network here. I was only recently connected...
  5. PrimeSteak

    CSGO matchmaking region problems

    Does anyone know how to change your matchmaking region in CSGO? Every time nowadays if I play casual or anything else really, I get sent to European servers and I get high ping, rubberbanding, etc (you know the drill). So I want to set the region or server I guess, back to JHB/South African...
  6. S

    What on Earth has Rain done with their routing again?

    I used to be able to connect now to middle east server in Overwatch and Apex with a decent 150 ping and since their maintenance this morning it is all gone! now I even have to use third party apps to be able to have a ping lower than 300ms... There can never be some sort of stability with Rain...
  7. S

    High ping to EU

    Hi recently my ping to EU has increased. It use to be around 170ms now its 300ms+ ping to other regions are the same as always just wanted to see if anyone else has this problem or if it is only on my side
  8. U

    Anyone else having higher ping than usual to europe servers?

    I am on Afrihost MTN LTE 100gig. My friend(who has the same issue now) is on Telkom ADSL. We are both experiencing higher pings and slow webpages to Europe Ip's/websites. A usual ping to a Europe server gives me between 190-210 ping. Now I am receiving 300 constantly. When I open a site...
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    VPN that gives the best ping

    Hi guys I am just wondering if someone will know of a VPN service that can provide me with quick ping response, the reason for this is that I am trying to play a game with my brother. He lives in the UK and I have to have my location near him for us to be able to play the game together, sounds...
  10. SeaSickMama

    Unifi Security Controller gateway

    Sorry for this might have been answered once before in the past but i have not been able to find anything on the web regarding this. I have a Ubiquiti network set up and the USG(Unfi Security gateway) has this feature that will constantly check your ping with a echo server
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    High ping to local server

    Hi all. Im very clueless when it comes to these things so bare with me while i try and explain the problem im stuck with. About a month ago i changed from telkom lte to a wisp(jnd which is using liquid telecoms hence why im putting this under neotel). The new connection was great and playing...
  12. S

    Cybersmart Lightspeed FTTH International Ping & Speed Tests

    Hi all, I am looking at signing up with Cybersmart's Lightspeed as they are busying installing in our apartment building. However, I was wondering if those of you that have are already using their FTTH (400mb or 20mb) offerings, could please share the sorts of pings and speeds you get to...
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    Ping Spikes, Have changed ISP and still the same, anybody care to help a noob?

    Hi Guys, I am on a 4MB uncapped line and am getting crazy ping spikes when I play battlefield online on Xbox, sometimes it shoots up to 2274. I changed my ISP from crystalweb to telkom home unlimited and am still getting the exact same problem. The router I am using is a Huawei HG532S...
  14. S

    Gaming on EU servers via Cell C LTE - is it possible?

    Hi all, I'm thinking of signing up for a contract with Cell C to get an LTE Router + Package. Currently on Telkom LTE Uncapped - its been great, however we all share this at home and I would like to get a separate LTE just to do gaming (unfortunately no fibre in our area yet and max adsl is...
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    Fiber Wi-Fi vs Copper Cable

    Hi, So I'm trying to make a decision on internet based on Ping for MMO gaming. I currently have a 8Mb/s copper line and getting a ping around 200ms on a good day and 300ms on a bad day. My landlord offered to give me access to use his Fiber via WiFi, I'll have to boost it with a...
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    Copper Cable VS Fiber Wi-Fi for gaming

    Hi, So I'm trying to make a decision on internet based on Ping for MMO gaming. I currently have a 8Mb/s copper line and getting a ping around 200ms on a good day and 300ms on a bad day. My landlord offered to give me access to use his Fiber via WiFi, I'll have to boost it with a...
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    Why can people from the UK get 150 ping to here, but we get 180 to the UK?

    My questions is exactly as the title says. I have plenty of friends from the UK who get 150 ping to any of our local servers, and yet when we connect to UK servers, we have a minimum of 180. Why is that? And if there's a way to fix it, how would one go about it? Could our ISPs optimize their...
  18. Y

    Telkom exchange point

    Bredell ADSL Problems Hi~:) My internet speed has been terrible for the past 7 months and I've been trying to get Telkom to fix my line but every time they tell me its because we too far away from the exchange point and there is nothing they can do, but I've been using the same line for many...
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    Best ISP for International Latency?

    Hi everybody, I'm on the verge of having my Telkom Fibre installed this week and I'm looking to take advantage of the lowered latency. I play a lot of Dota 2 on European and SEA servers and I was wondering which ISP could give me the best international latency in Johannesburg? I used to get...
  20. D

    Reviews for Crystal Web Fibre?

    I'm getting fibre in my home very soon with Vumatel infrastructure, and Crystal Web are offering a very good uncapped package with 100/100 megabit/s up down speeds for R1 089. Compared to all the other packages being offered on the Vumatel website, this seems like a steal. Can anyone who has...