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    WebAfrica moving exsisting customers to shaped accounts for capped.

    Hi All I want to know who else has had this. I moved to a webafrica capped account some years ago because i wanted unshaped. Then the package got cheaper and cheaper. then without notice I start getting latency issues when gaming. Test everything but all seems OK. Log into my...
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    Axxess vs Afrihost Capped ADSL

    Hi Guys, So I currently have a 150GB Capped DSL Unshaped data bundle with Afrihost. There are loads of threads with the differences between Axxess and Afrihost. But nothing recent and nothing comparing the "unshapped" capped account of Afrihost with a capped account on Axxess. Anyway...
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    I need a new ISP.Here's what I know...

    As the title suggests... ISP's that are out in my opinion Afrihost- Been with them for years; no complaints until I started running part of my business from home and I had to use a VPN provider for security reasons. I have zero issues 20 hours a day but between 18:00 and 23:00 give or...
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    Vox Uncapped Fair use policy

    :confused:This is the VOX Fair use policy of their uncapped Combo deals. P2P is heavily throttled. Takes weeks to download anything! Already shopping around for better deals! Any suggestions...
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    ADSL 10MB Uncapped behaving dodge...

    So, as the line says... Router reports synching at 10mb, however when doing any DL I seem to have a magic ceiling of 4.2mb. Speedtest also shows this...Pings of sub 20ms, connects at 10mb, start downloading and over say a period of 3-4 seconds degrades from an avg of 9.2mb to 4.2 where it...
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    Openweb Capped

    Hi Guys, I am almost 2 years in the Republic and the only thing i miss about holland is the simple and fast internet. I think South-Africa is 15 years behind with the speed and the service. I now have a AXXESS 30G capped connection and from day one it works brilliant and i have no issues...
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    "Uncapped"? - not so much!

    I get really frustrated with telkom and other ISP's that offer "great value uncapped" packages - but they don't tell you they throttle you to death! How many gigs CAN you really download on a telkom FAST line and uncapped data? I am guessing 20Gig ave? Let's see - anybody out there want to...
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    Getting Connected [Please Help]

    LR;DR Choosing new internet setup. Must stream video without issue and FTP download at line speed. Help. I've been unhappy, or had issues with my internet for as long as I can remember, and am now in the unique situation in which I can start from scratch - I don't even have a Telkom line...
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    Shaped and Throttled effectiveness

    I'm looking at different line speeds and was wondering how big of an impact shaping and throttling has on a line. If I compare the Afrihost prices for instance: 1Mbps Unshaped and Unthrottled vs 2Mbps Shaped and Throttled both cost the same. The same goes for the other line speeds. So which one...
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    Telkom ADSL Uncapped for movies

    Hi, I currently have a 4MB line with Telkom as ISP. I also have a data bundle of 20Gig per month. I am increasingly using my adsl line for movies (iTunes mostly) and thus I am considering an uncapped line. BUT, I have the following concerns: 1. Telkom tells me that the line will be shaped...
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    Downloading torrents on a shaped line

    Hi everyone I have a 1MB shaped Telkom line. I used to download torrents throughout the day at about 100 kb/s but since a few days ago, my torrents only download between midnight and 8am. I know that that's how a shaped line is supposed to work but it's not working for me. Is there a way...
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    Shaped 4mbps line vs unhaped 1mbps line

    I need a fast line for video streaming during business hours. Which would be better: a shaped 4mbps line or an unshaped 1mbps line? Can anybody provide me with speedtest.net stats for a 1mbps unshaped line and a 4mbps shaped line? Thanks
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    MWEB vs WebAfrica?

    Hi there. WebAfrica Home Uncapped 384k: R279/month with line MWEB Shapped Uncapped 384k: R349/month with line I wanted to find out more about WebAfrica's Home Uncapped service (384k). I read on their website that for that package, if you use 305mb in 6 hours your speed gets halved. By the way...
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    Best ASDL package for Skype

    Hi, I hope you could help me. No-one seems to have a good opinion about whether its better value for money to buy unshaped ADSL at a slower speed, or a faster, shaped speed. We want to put in ADSL for home, occasionally dial-in for work, and to make Skype video calls. From the three...
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    Time for a wake-up call....

    "Abuse" of one's connection is an ARTIFICIAL term invented by South African ISP's to shift blame away from the second-rate services they offer (specifically the concept of shaped and unshaped services). I have lived and worked in several countries around the world and have used fantastic...
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    Edits to Website hosted offshore do not show up in browser. MWEB uncapped.

    I have a locally-hosted Wordpress site that has a mirror that is hosted in the UK. Recently I changed some code in the theme of the local site, and immediately applied the same changes to the overseas site. When I view the local site in my browser the changes reflect immediately. Hours later...
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    Shaped vs Unshaped

    my company wants to move from our current IS to mweb I need motivation to steer them away from the 4mb Rxxx shaped adsl to 4mb unshaped Rxxxx adsl any help?:D
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    BitTorrent Client for Sucky Bandwidth!

    http://torrentfreak.com/bitmate-a-bittorrent-client-for-poor-bandwidth-people-110301/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitmate/ Looks pretty nifty... who wants to run some test for us?
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    Shifting to higher broadband package

    Hi guys, I would like to switch my current package to a 4Mb Uncapped Shaped. My current package is a 384k Uncapped Unshaped. Would this be a good move and what would I be limited to? Currently am always downloading and wanted to find out for a 4mb what the maximum downloads I can achieve with a...
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    Reason for Cancellation of Axxess 4Mbps Uncapped, Shaped Account.

    Just thought I'd post this email I just sent to Axxess and see what response it generates from all you forum members. Have a shweet weekend all :) Here it is: To whom it may concern (I'm hoping the big boss gets to read this), I have cancelled my 4Mbps Uncapped Shaped Account, the reason...
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