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    How can I get an active Telkom landline rental for DSL as an international student?

    Hello MyBB, Background: I am an international student at Rhodes University and have recently moved into one of the houses being let in Grahamstown. I want to sign up with Afrihost's 20 Mbps uncapped bundled VDSL package but they require an active Telkom landline whose line is in the OpenServe...
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    Telkom Pace 921 VNX ADSL/VDSL Gigabit Router [S]

    Item name (be very descriptive): Telkom Pace 921 VNX ADSL/VDSL Gigabit Router with Wireless B/G/N and USB Age and condition: Age unknown, condition is great. Works 100% and comes in original retail box. Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: No Reason for selling: Got an Asus VDSL router...
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    VDSL Router: ZyXEL1312 vs D'Link DSL-224 vs TP-Link W9970

    Hi Everyone, I hope I can get some advice from the forum. I am currently using an old Billion W40 router, but am looking for a new VDSL router. At the moment I have a 20Mbps line, but my exchange can handle up to 40Mbps (or so they say). I have been looking at these routers: 1...
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    ADSL Issues (Telkom/Afrihost)

    Hi, read through most posts (the stickied posts) about DSl issues etc. I've recently logged many faults with Telkom and Afrihost (as they deal with the line), but to no avail. I either get the normal answer of you're too far away or telkom doesn't deal with queries like that (this was said by...
  5. Rouxenator

    80mbps VDSL ?

    I wonder if they will ever give 80mbps as an option on VDSL?
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    Telkom Upgrades South Crest Alberton

    Hi, the Telkom technician that fixed my ADSL said they are upgrading the infrastructure in my area. Does anyone know how I can find out what the planned roll-out consists of and the timing thereof? Cheers.
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    Which ADSL modem router?

    I lost my ADSL equipment ASUS DSL-AC68U, TP-Link 8817 modem and computer to a lightning strike. I need to replace it and would like some assistance in choosing replacements. No FTTH in my area. I used the D-Link as a modem and the DSL-AC68U as a Wifi router. My computer was a custom gaming PC...
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    Understanding VDSL line information

    Hi, I know there are posts about this, but recently getting Telkom to upgrade me from ADSL to VDSL 20Mbps was a big hassle and now they refuse to upgrade me to 40Mbps. I know I will not be able to get the full 40Mbps but even getting 30Mbps is fine. Do they have certain criteria regarding the...
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    Weird SNR and Attenuation, How Do I know if it's ok to upgrade to VDSL?

    After reading the sticky on SNR AND Attenuation, I compared the levels to my line and it goes against the logic of SNR and Attenuation, I live around 450m from exchange and my line runs perfectly as far as I know, I can play games without drops and I download at full speed. The...
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    Mysterious slipping 40Mbps VDSL speeds

    Backstory About 13 months ago I got 40Mbps VDSL, synced at 40Mbps, got 40Mbps speeds on speedtest (well ~38Mbps, but that's probably what one should expect), good SNR margins, practically never lost sync and all that good stuff. About two weeks ago I noticed my speeds were really bad...
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    Slow MWeb data on 40mbps line, but Telkom guest and Afrihost works great

    Hello, Upgraded to 40mbps VDLS. Line syncing at 45055Kbps down and 3072 Kbps up. When doing speedtest using SAIX with my MWeb username I never get more than 32Mbps down and 2Mbps up. When I log in with the Telkom guest account or with my free Afrihost account I get 39Mbps down and 2.8Mbps...
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    20meg VDSL with my ASUS DSL-N14U compatible

    Hi guys I just found out that our exchange now supports up to 20meg adsl! Now, I have a Asus DSL-n14u router - on Asus's website it doesn't say anything about VDSL, but it is ADSL2 and ADSL2+ allowing speed of up to 24mbps down. From the site: ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ multimode AnnexA,AnnexB...
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    ASUS DSL-AC52U - a combination of many useful features

    ASUS DSL-AC52U - a stable ADSL link and smart features The ASUS DSL-AC52U is part of a new generation of modems where a combination of products is rolled into one. As the name suggests, it offers concurrent 802.11ac wireless up to 433Mbps on 5Ghz, and up to 300Mbps for 802.11n on...
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    Previously Stable 10Mbps line syncs at 63kbps. Help Please!

    Okay so this all started 3 weeks ago when my 10Mbps ADSL that had great SNR and Attenuation (SNR 27 on 10Mbps and Att at about 15) dropped to 6Mbps, I wrote it off as ASSIA being annoying and accepted it, but now my line is starting to sync at 812kbps and even as low as 63kbps and I have no idea...
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    SNR and Attenuation change daily. What is the cause?

    My (previously) 10Mbps download, 1Mbps upload Adsl line was syncing without a hitch with 27 noise margin on down and 20 on up and attenuation at about 10db each. Then my line began to drop to 6Mbps,7Mbps,1Mbps on an almost hourly basis and I was okay to deal with that until this week where it...
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    VDSL users less likely to be moved over to Fiber?

    Hey guys The past few months a few of my friends have been moved over to Fibre and I have been moved over to VDSL in June last year. I'm not sure if most people with old infrastructure or newly built estates have a better chance to get fibre. How I see it: Telkom sees VDSL as a big boost over...
  17. Anthro

    Telkom, useless provider of the year

    Here's my story: Called 10210 and enquired about speed options in my area (Claremont) "WOW, Sir you are in a VDSL enabled area, and are able to get up to 20Megabits !" I checked the Telkom™ website, my place of residence is blanket covered by VDSL *happy dance* Ordered on 23-01-2016 YAY...
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    Battling to get upgraded to telkom VDSL

    I live in Thorn Valley Estate the Greenstone Hill area and I'm on a 4mb/s ADSL line. I want to get upgraded to a 40mb/s VDSL line but when I try to order it they say I can only get 4mb/s ADSL. I know that I can get VDSL because there was a power surge in December 2014 at the remote exchange at...
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    VDSL Upgrade Issue

    Hey if anyone can help me with a problem I'm having with afrihost when upgrading from 10mbps to 20mbps. They reporting that telkoms assia system is noticing off SNR data and doesn't update my profile so that my line canbe stable. I live less than 1km away from the exchange and the SNR and...
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    ADSL & VDSL Router

    Hi there Please assist I need some advice... The lightning has hit my Netgear ADSL Router for the 6th time lol Now I want to buy a router with ADSL and VDSL capability just in-case I want to upgrade my speeds. Just want to know what the best brand out there is and also which surge...