Hi rather than starting a new thread I thought I would post here in question format: We suffered the same poor speeds for a few weeks and I set the B315 router to 3G only and things were ok for 2 weeks. I then turned it back to 3G/4G and speed seem to have been corrected.
1) If you are on LTE-A can you revert back to 3G only on your router same as LTE/3G?
2) Is the Cell C LTE-A being delivered in a different frequency? (Currently on B315 router with external antenna, would I need a new Antenna?)
3) Legally how does Cell C get away with selling a product that they can't deliver on, surely there are consumer laws?
4) Where is the Cell C rep that is usually active on here?
The same issues here in Oakglen, Bellville. I posted this in the other thread: Cell C's Networks Support Team has contacted me and confirmed that they have tested the base station I connect to (500m from my house) and confirmed that there is no issues with it and the backhaul as well. This makes no sense as I should be getting awesome speeds but yeah I don't know what the issue is. They said they'll continue to test but it's basically up to me now to sort out.
i Chrisc has it worked fine before? Disconnect the external antenna and do a speedtest. If it is fast then connect the external antenna and test again. If it is slow then your antenna could be misaligned and could be picking up a tower much further. Worth a try?
I live too far from the telkom exchange to get better speed than 2mb. But basically unusable when one tries to stream, or even download. So I went and bought a cellc sim, loaded with a gig I was now checking signal across the house to find the best spot, with hopefully trying to get less than -100db. I get speeds up to 90. Which made me cry of total joy.
Now, I have spoken to afrihost and they basically say they cap your speed at 50mbps, the reason I asked was that the B618 can handle what, 600mbps? I know I won't get that anywhere. The aim was just to know if I receive the 80-90 (if I stay lucky) mbps speed, that the router of Afrihost will let me experience that, and not get stuck at 50mbps, also as I hear, afrihost is terrible with speed.. so it wont even get that. Which told me ok then lets go to cellc directly, I also asked the same questions for their advertised routers. They also, can't give me any answers directly.
so basically it doesn't matter where I sign up, all of them will have speed problems, but hopefully better than my 2mbps telkom. a very big pyn in die gat.