'Free' Fibre Router Model per ISP

Budza

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Does this make a difference when deciding between ISPs? :confused:

If so, let's get a list of what router(s?) are provided per ISP.

I can update OP with the list as more are added.

Afrihost - DLink DIR-825
WebAfrica - TP-Link "AC1750"
Home Connect - Tenda AC6
RSAWEB - TP-Link "AC750"
Cool Ideas - TP-Link WR-840N

Mweb - ZyXEL AMG1302-T11C
RSAweb = TP Link Archer C20
Web Africa = TP Link Archer C20
Opticnetworks = Mikrotik hEX PoE Lite & Mikrotik cAP Lite
RocketNet 50/50 and 100/100 packages - TP-Link Archer C2. Ownership passes to you after 6 months (as compared to the free-to-use model).
Cape Connect

5Mb & 10Mb - Mikrotik hAP
20Mb & 50Mb - Mikrotik hAP AC Lite
>= 100Mb - Mikrotik hAP AC

Openserve/Telkom - ZyXEL SBG3300-N000
 
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Genisys

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90% of the time you are probably better off just buying your own router instead...
 

ThatGuy_ZA

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I did some research a while ago regarding the Octotel packages.

Afrihost - DLink DIR-825
WebAfrica - TP-Link "AC1750"
Home Connect - Tenda AC6
RSAWEB - TP-Link "AC750"
Cool Ideas - TP-Link WR-840N
 

HeftyCrab

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I think you might have to add the infrastructure provider all.

On Vumatel - Webafrica I have a TP-Link C20 AC750 model, which differs to what ThatGuy_ZA specified for Octotel - Web Africa.
 

Budza

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I did some research a while ago regarding the Octotel packages.
Excellent Start :)
I think you might have to add the infrastructure provider all.

On Vumatel - Webafrica I have a TP-Link C20 AC750 model, which differs to what ThatGuy_ZA specified for Octotel - Web Africa.
Quite different.

I'm looking at Octotel. Ive got a few salesmen emailing me to sign up, I'll ask them what their options are. They've been useless so far- let's see what they have.
 

Opticnetworks

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Opticnetworks = Mikrotik hEX PoE Lite & Mikrotik cAP Lite (Managed or Unmanaged + on-site installation in certain areas)

Coming to Frogfoot and OpenServe before the end of the month *fingers crossed* :D
 

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RocketNet 50/50 and 100/100 packages - TP-Link Archer C2. Ownership passes to you after 6 months (as compared to the free-to-use model).
 

Azimuth

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Opticnetworks = Mikrotik hEX PoE Lite & Mikrotik cAP Lite (Managed or Unmanaged + on-site installation in certain areas)

Coming to Frogfoot and OpenServe before the end of the month *fingers crossed* :D
Wow, nice!
 

Opticnetworks

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I prefer my routers with antennae. Something to grab onto when doing the internet
LOL, nothing wrong with that.

We prefer 2.4Ghz over 5Ghz due to better penetration, the ceiling mount (preferred) also means the device is higher, and thus gives better coverage. Not to mention, cAP Lite is almost the same size as your average down light - hardly visible at. Then there's also the integrated management from a single device (i.e. your router) using CAPsMAN, whilst you can add multiple access points without any problems if your house is to big for a single AP, or you have dead spots.

To each his own though. Can't always please everybody. :)
 

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Cape Connect

5Mb & 10Mb - Mikrotik hAP
20Mb & 50Mb - Mikrotik hAP AC Lite
>= 100Mb - Mikrotik hAP AC
 

Hamish McPanji

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LOL, nothing wrong with that.

We prefer 2.4Ghz over 5Ghz due to better penetration, the ceiling mount (preferred) also means the device is higher, and thus gives better coverage. Not to mention, cAP Lite is almost the same size as your average down light - hardly visible at. Then there's also the integrated management from a single device (i.e. your router) using CAPsMAN, whilst you can add multiple access points without any problems if your house is to big for a single AP, or you have dead spots.

To each his own though. Can't always please everybody. :)
Lol. Am mikrotik certified and a user too. So familiar with the product. I carry a haplite with me wherever I travel.

Am quite pleased to see ISP's deploying them to clients, but dunno if the average client would handle it well
 

Azimuth

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LOL, nothing wrong with that.

We prefer 2.4Ghz over 5Ghz due to better penetration, the ceiling mount (preferred) also means the device is higher, and thus gives better coverage. Not to mention, cAP Lite is almost the same size as your average down light - hardly visible at. Then there's also the integrated management from a single device (i.e. your router) using CAPsMAN, whilst you can add multiple access points without any problems if your house is to big for a single AP, or you have dead spots.

To each his own though. Can't always please everybody. :)
That’s a very unique offering. Certainly in a different league to TP-Link.

I see Cape Connect are also pro MikroTik!

Am quite pleased to see ISP's deploying them to clients, but dunno if the average client would handle it well
Surely @Opticnetworks will manage this from their end?
 
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Budza

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OP updated- I'll leave duplicates in there.

Ask the ISP when applying for the best one when applying.
 
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