1. antowan

    Cheap VDSL modem

    I need to find a cheap VDSL modem to test on client lines. Most I can find I know for a fact are not suitable for South African flavour of VDSL. For instance ASUS vdsl capable modems and routers tend to bomb out, which is a shame because the hardware itself is brilliant. What is available...
  2. ASUS_SA

    The most badass gaming router in the world

    With the world's first built-in game accelerator, widest-ever Wi-Fi coverage, 8 Gigabit LAN ports and enterprise-level security, the ASUS RT-AC88U instantly takes your wireless network to the next level. ASUS RT-AC88U is the first consumer router in the world to have eight Gigabit LAN ports...
  3. ASUS_SA

    The little big ASUS USB-AC55 802.11ac USB adapter

    By Ben Barnard - Independent Tech Reviewer The Good The ASUS USB-AC55 Wireless-AC1300 Dual-band adapter is an easy and affordable way to add the latest and fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard to your PC, or upgrade the existing built in Wi-Fi capability in your Laptop to a faster and more...
  4. A

    Having problems with Telkom

    Hello fellow mybroadbanders, Lately I am not happy with Telkom's network quality... I mainly play BF4 comp, but I only have like 4 servers to choose from my favourite list, because of high ping. I had this problem a couple of months ago, but fixed it by replacing the router. Now the problem...
  5. StoneCold

    Bloemfontein FTTH Thread

    Hi guys, Seeing that Bloemfontein has been added for future planned FTTH roll out via Telkom, I decided that we too deserve our own thread :) Here is a map of the different areas that has been identified: http://i.imgur.com/EoyldHB.jpg Last week Wednesday I received a notification in...
  6. N

    OPENWEB Terrible For Gamers and Downloads

    I have been a long-time Customer of OpenWeb. I have one of their then-premium 10MB Uncapped ADSL Gaming accounts. I complained that my account was throttled to a near standstill where my account was specifically designed not to be throttled for Downloads or Gaming. OpenWeb sent...
  7. A

    Panorama ADSL infrastructure

    Panorama DSL infrastructure Firstly, I'm more of a myBB reader than a poster. I would like to explain my sad story as briefly as possible, the TL;DR version. Panorama is a small suburb in Parow, Cape Town where i reside. There a couple of institution/facilities/services nearby, namely...
  8. D

    ISP for heavy bandwirth and gaming

    Hi Guys I have been looking around for an ISP to provide VDSL at the best price on a capped account. I have no idea who to choose, i have switched from mweb to affrights to crystal web on a 10mbs line capped accounts put my latency on Xbox Live is so poor. I heavily Stream from youtube...
  9. D

    ISP for gaming and heavy bandwidth

    Hi Guys I have been looking around for an ISP to provide VDSL at the best price on a capped account. I have no idea who to choose, i have switched from mweb to affrights to crystal web on a 10mbs line capped accounts put my latency on Xbox Live is so poor. I heavily Stream from youtube...
  10. A

    20mb Installation - Self Installation Information

    Hi Guys, I am scheduled to get a 20mbs line from Telkom installed on Thursday. I have opted for a self installation, and have asked the agent at telkom what I would need to do this (eg equipment wise, router, cables). He has told me the technician will call me on the day or the day before to...
  11. P

    VDSL Information

    Have just converted my Telkom line to 20mb VDSL . Have tried two different modems TP Link ADSL 2A and a Technicolour VDSL Modem. There is hardly any difference in speed on either modem. Really thought VDSL modem would be faster. Speed of 17.52 download, which is pretty good, but upload speed is...
  12. C

    ADSL Upstream SNR Margin

    Hey there, So recently my area had an MSAN installed about 100m away from me and I was connected to it. Recently I checked my line stats and although my downstream stats were good at, 14db attenuation and 23db SNR margin, my upstream stats were much worse at, 23db attenuation and 12db SNR...
  13. S

    Pace 921VNX VDSL Router [S]

    Item name: PACE 921VNX Gateway - More info here Age and condition: 1 week (Brand New still in Packaging with plastic wrapping) Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: Yes (by Telkom) Reason for selling: It's an extra that I have from Telkom. Price: R1100 Negotiable: Yes Location: Cape Town...
  14. M

    Exchange Supports 40Mbps, profiles loaded but infrastructure only 4mbps

    I was wondering if anybody could explain this to me. Our exchange has been upgraded to 40mbps, the Telkom Line Checker says that we can get 40mbps, Afrihost tells me that they can upgrade me to 40mbps, but it won't help since the area's infrastructure still only supports 4mbps. Is this...
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Best and worst broadband connections in SA

    Best and worst broadband connections in South Africa MyBroadband’s latest survey reveals which fixed and mobile broadband services are rated as the best in South Africa by tech-savvy consumers
  16. M

    Behind the scenes at Telkom

    Our business ADSL line went down over the weekend. Logging the fault at Telkom cost our technician four consecutive calls to 10217 of roughly 30 minutes each. This had me wondering... www.MYADSL.co.za was started up (back in the day) to help improve the quality of broadband services in...
  17. J

    When will other areas get fibre?

    Hi guys, so I currently live in carletonville, Gauteng, it's about 70KM from Johannesburg. I just would like to know when my area will get fibre? Smaller areas want fibre too you know ;) Telkom says my area can support up to 2mbps but some people have 10mbps lines and it works fine, i have...
  18. D

    Telkom Pace Port Forwarding

    I have forwarded ports on a clients router, some of the forwarded ports work and some will not open, anyone else experienced this problem.
  19. M

    A VDSL setup that doesn't suck? (Including router suggestions)

    A few months ago I upgraded to 20Mbps VDSL and purchased the PACE 921VNX router. The router is a complete flop and I have to restart it just about every day when it stops responding. Today I disabled WiFi on it and am using my old Netgear DGN2200 for WiFi to see if it helps with this issue. I...
  20. Jan

    South Africa’s broadband prices improving, but speed still lacking

    South Africa’s broadband prices better, speed lacking Point Topic’s residential broadband tariff benchmark report shows that local broadband prices are improving, but speeds are still lagging behind global standards.