Intl. slow/down in Cape Town - SAIX

PostmanPot

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Not sure if anyone else is affected?

Any notices on the SAIX noticeboard?
 

killswitch

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I'm in Cape Town on DSL 4mb, but getting download speeds around 20 - 50kbps only.
 

cerebus

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I'm on IS but also getting horrific speeds. Yeesh..
 

TheRift

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On IS and Saix here, both sucking speed wise. :p 1k/sec on IS on international. I think the cold weather has frozen my bits ... <-- in a clean sense.
 

TheRift

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Well, I think it's definitely a stupid CPT issue. If I fire up openweb's proxy I can get 35-50K/sec international using local bandwidth. :p
 

Skragg

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"If I fire up openweb's proxy I can get 35-50K/sec international using local bandwidth" - im new to this - how would one go about doing that? Im also gettin really bad speeds on SAIX :\
 

TheRift

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Buy the local IS account from openweb and their openbrowse 512k package. I have a 4Mb line, so 512k is way less than I'm used to. Downloads are not allowed with openbrowse, but for general browsing it kicks butt. I use the rest of the 4MBit speed for my downloads (well, not this week thanks to crap IS and Saix international in CPT). My ADSL is used by 2 people constantly after hours, so bandwidth used to get chewed up, but with openbrowse I sure do seem to be saving a ton on costs.
 

advnet

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Hi All

Can you tell me which areas in capetown you're in?

Thanks
 

TheRift

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Parklands/Tableview.

Checked my IS stats. Says several disconnects @ Bellville. :p
 

cerebus

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I'm in Somerset West. I wish openweb allowed you to use openbrowse with any ISP. I suppose that's too much to ask though. *sigh*

I've been considering moving to Openweb for a while now.
 
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Skragg

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Been getting full speed(38kb/s) on my 384 line the ENTIRE weekend! And having an Mweb account which is unlimited local after I cap it makes it all the more sweeter :D
 

assasin20xe

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Been getting full speed(38kb/s) on my 384 line the ENTIRE weekend! And having an Mweb account which is unlimited local after I cap it makes it all the more sweeter :D

Dude this thread is 4 months old and you replying only now!:eek:
 
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