Afrihost uncapped ADSL 10Mbs (MTN)

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The Business ADSL costs more, but appears to give no better service. Today:

Local - Cape Town
Download Speed: 4342 kbps (542.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 418 kbps (52.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 32 ms
29/10/2014 08:24:27

Cape Town - Joburg
Download Speed: 4224 kbps (528 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 420 kbps (52.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 50 ms
29/10/2014 08:31:05

International
Download Speed: 4186 kbps (523.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 411 kbps (51.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 169 ms
29/10/2014 08:34:13
 
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I reported the slow speeds to Afrihost - they said that my line was being synced to 5Mbps (I've no idea why). They've resynced to 10Mbps and the results are a lot better:

Local - Cape Town
Download Speed: 7929 kbps (991.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 850 kbps (106.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 17 ms
29/10/2014 09:27:47

Cape Town - Joburg
Download Speed: 4809 kbps (601.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 847 kbps (105.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 42 ms
29/10/2014 09:29:22

International
Download Speed: 7940 kbps (992.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 827 kbps (103.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 162 ms
29/10/2014 09:30:23
 

AfriGenie

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I reported the slow speeds to Afrihost - they said that my line was being synced to 5Mbps (I've no idea why). They've resynced to 10Mbps and the results are a lot better:

Local - Cape Town
Download Speed: 7929 kbps (991.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 850 kbps (106.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 17 ms
29/10/2014 09:27:47

Cape Town - Joburg
Download Speed: 4809 kbps (601.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 847 kbps (105.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 42 ms
29/10/2014 09:29:22

International
Download Speed: 7940 kbps (992.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 827 kbps (103.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 162 ms
29/10/2014 09:30:23
That is great to see!

Your ADSL line sync should remain stable at the profile it is currently set to, however, the sync can be changed or updated for a few reasons.

The Fix My Line function in the Clientzone will often switch the line to a number of profiles looking for a profile that balances performance and stability using SNR and attenuation. Running the Fix My Line function again should restore the line back to the original speed profile.
 
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