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    Assistance with low performance laptop

    Hi there, I recently had the hard drive upgraded to an SSD and I also have had my memory increased to 8GB. My laptop is better but is still struggling with software at times. I decided to try the UserBenchmark PC Speed Test and my results are below: UserBenchmarks: Game 11%, Desk 27%, Work 18%...
  2. T

    Transferring an email from one ISP to another.

    Hi, I am currently using WebAfrica, but I want to switch to a different ISP. The only problem is that my brother is using a WebAfrica email account. Is there a way to transfer his WA email to a different ISP? ------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm very...
  3. W

    Vodacom Fibre

    Hi guys, I have been trying since last week to get my Vodacom Fibre speed back to the 50mbps that I have subscribed for. When I test on the M-Lab Speedtest I get 0.6mbps, on My Broadband Speedtest I get 20mbps. Still not getting 50mbps on either site. Video Streaming is out of the question. I...
  4. S

    Cool Ideas / Openserve Fibre - Poor Upload Speeds on TP-Link Archer C20 V4 [resolved]

    Hi guys I signed up for a 100mbps up / 50mbps down fibre line on the Openserve network in November. The line was installed quickly, and was very fast initially on both upload and download speeds. It was averaging 75-93mbps down, and 40-50mbps up. However, over the last few weeks, I noticed...
  5. D

    RAIN Fixed wireless throttled

    Hi, Is anyone else having issues with Afrihost fixed wireless being throttled? During peak times I get throttled to 1mbps. That was still useable, but lately it seems like they started balancing usage even more. Now I get 1mbps for 2 minutes, then it stops complety for 30 seconds. This continues...
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    DSTV Now Streaming quality

    Hi All Recently upgraded my ADSL line to Fibre and speed, latency, up time etc has improved significantly. However, my DSTV Now app (Desktop Browser) has struggled to stream at 720p, let alone full HD 1080p?? No issues on Youtube. DSTV Now actually performed better when I still had ADSL (8 mg...
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    21 MBS old modem beat the hell our of Vodacom 150MBS Wifi

    I am on the edge of Vodacom LTE coverage but 3g many kilometers around me and got a Vodacom 150Mbs Wifi today (deal say 40gb pm but actually only 20gb so another lie) At first I got 50kbs - 79kbs but later improve to 200 kbs but my old 21mbs modem got over 700kbps (and sometimes up to 1200...
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    Shaping or some other problem on Openserve (specifically Durban & surrounding areas)?

    I don't know where else to complain about this, my ISP (WebAfrica) is useless when I ask them to talk to Openserve considering I get the whole package through WebAfrica, I have zero communication channel with Openserve because they do not offer any support for end-customers, only ISPs. This is...
  9. Bryn

    Diabolical OneDrive upload rates?!

    I signed up for Office 365 Personal the other day and it includes 1TB OneDrive storage. Pretty nice, but probably not anyone's first choice as a cloud storage provider. Very quickly I encountered a serious issue: a maximum upload rate of 16Mbps. Google Drive can hit 50Mbps (the max my line...
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    Nobody responding to emails - same old slow ADSL problem every time. please help

    I have a problem that repeats every 3-5 months My ADSL Speed slows down and it takes me a month of fighting and screaming to get it fixed, every time. Only once a senior technical person from both Afrihost and Telkom are involved, it gets resolved. I firmly believe that there is a rotation...
  11. RedViking

    Backup Android Device to PC via USB

    I have tried. I have failed. Many many times. What is the easiest way to backup all information or selected folders on a non-rooted Android Device to a PC via USB (MTP). This has always been an issue for me with Android. If possible I do not wan't to buy any software. Wifi is too damn slow to...
  12. K

    [Showmax] Stuttering/Buffering on Fibre connection

    Hi Guys, I have a 20mbps Telkom Fibre connection, with a speedtest result of 1ms latency, and 19.5mbps down, and 9.9mbps up. Watching Showmax last night, every minute or so, the video will pause for up to 8 seconds while buffering, has anyone else experienced this? - Bandwidth capping was off...
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    Pretoria slow OpenServe Fibre tonight?

    Anyone else experiencing slow speed/latency on OpenServe Fibre tonight 14/06? Tested with Telkom, Axxess and CrystalWeb. Definitely OpenServe/IPC issue. I'm in Rietvalleirand/Country Lane area.
  14. M

    is this normal? over 10% packet loss from ping to isp!

    I ran ping plotter and the 2nd hop which is the isp router is ALWAYS above 10% packet loss, not what it used to be months ago.. and ISP says my line is perfect... so is this normal for an ADSL internet of 4MBits/s speed?
  15. M

    what is wrong with my ADSL? my ISP says everything is ok but it's not!!!

    I've bought this subscription for over a year now and worked wonderfully for the first 4-5 months, but then everything went down hill overnight webpages are too slow, I should be getting 4MBits/s but I only get less than 0.7MBits/s the only thing working fine is torrent, and when I open...
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    Mediafire takes forever to load in the evening and doesnt load at night on MWeb.

    During the day https://www.mediafire.com/ loads normally but at late afternoon and evening the page doesn't load. It is not a problem on there side because it loads for my friend who is using hes cellphone but the pages wont load for me and when it does the download speed is under 5KB/s...
  17. Polar79

    How to check LTE "uncapped" monthly usage stats??

    On the Telkom "unlimited" LTE package for R799 (Now 300gb capped) Does anyone know how to check monthly usage stats so I can see that I don't cross the newly imposed limit? A ussd code to dial from the router perhaps or where to view this on the pretty much useless mytelkom site? I know that...
  18. W

    Warning: Telkom online ordering takes over 7 days!

    Hi Hopefully this post saves you some frustration. If you order a phone & contract from telkom online, they will phone you about it in 7 days. Not deliver it in 7 days, phone you about it! There is no warning about this on their website when you order. Going to a telkom shop is a lot...
  19. M

    Very slow Telkom LTE

    Getting 0.05MB/s download on Telkom's uncapped LTE in Reservoir Hills area. If they were fair they should charge R60 per month since they advertise and sell it at up to 90mb/s. A group should get together and sue them to return our money. Have logged faults to them but no help!
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    Fast speedtest results, very slow streaming etc.

    This has been driving me mad the past couple of weeks. I've called MWEB's technical team nearly 10 times regarding this issue, but no one can identify the problem. I've even bought a new router in hopes of solving the problem, but to no avail. My speedtest results are fine, it shows...
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