Mweb vs Axxess Uncapped

Tamakachi

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Hey forum, I want to know what kind of speeds people are getting over axxess compared to mweb.
Particularly P2P such as Torrents, News Servers and Gaming as well as basic overall HTTP speeds.

I'm about to throw in the towel with mweb, everyday there is a new technical issue and P2P is a joke.
Lately I've had to wait for youtube to cache, often 3 times over a single 2 minute video at regular definition.

Does Axxess uncapped have shaping time? If so, from when to when and what kind of speeds do you get over p2p during that time and out of that time?

Mostly interested in hearing from 4Mb uncapped clients.
 

Spartaniz

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I used mweb uncapped awhile back. didn't have problems with them. shaped during office hours, like most other uncapped offerings. Got between 250-400kb/s on weekends and at night after 9 or 10pm, cant remember the times exactly. I'm using Axxess uncapped for R496 from last night. Updated my steam games, which was about 5gig, downloaded something of news servers about 4 gigs. so i did 9 gigs in a day. My connection is shaped now, but youtube works without buffering. Impressed so far.
 

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I used mweb uncapped awhile back. didn't have problems with them. shaped during office hours, like most other uncapped offerings. Got between 250-400kb/s on weekends and at night after 9 or 10pm, cant remember the times exactly. I'm using Axxess uncapped for R496 from last night. Updated my steam games, which was about 5gig, downloaded something of news servers about 4 gigs. so i did 9 gigs in a day. My connection is shaped now, but youtube works without buffering. Impressed so far.

So it's been a few days more. How's the performance of this account?
 

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Axxess account is pretty good. During the day, the speeds are decent, you will get between 50-150kps on torrents. In the night you get between 150-350kps. Steam games update at max speed and http downloads are also at max speed. I would personally recommend it as whenever the Mweb guys lag on local servers, the axxess guys are fine.
 

biometrics

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Just to make sure, we are talking here of the Axxess Just Uncapped 4096 for R496, not the Express accounts.

I see it allows two concurrent connections that then halves the speed of each connection to 2 Mbps. Since my line only syncs at 2-3 Mbps that will suite me fine and I can share the cost. Anyone done that? Does it perform well when shared?
 

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I had the R496 option, after about 50GB of use I got shaped so badly that even web browsing was a problem. Youtube etc was impossible, had to cancel the account.
 

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Just to make sure, we are talking here of the Axxess Just Uncapped 4096 for R496, not the Express accounts.

I see it allows two concurrent connections that then halves the speed of each connection to 2 Mbps. Since my line only syncs at 2-3 Mbps that will suite me fine and I can share the cost. Anyone done that? Does it perform well when shared?

Tried this line @ work. And I can confirm that it is terrible. With this line they take your usage if it is in the top 50% they shape you to 1 star (about dial up speeds)

With mweb, they take your usage then shape your other protocols if it is 100GB+ (I use downstorm so I never get shaped for my torrents, I've done about 600GB of downloading from torrents this month this way)
 

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I use it concurrently and it doesnt half. Both me and my friend get around 3mb which is my full line speed. I went to 370GB in October no problem at all
 

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Getting mixed messages in this thread ...

Tried this line @ work. And I can confirm that it is terrible. With this line they take your usage if it is in the top 50% they shape you to 1 star (about dial up speeds)

I need it mostly for after hours at home. I assume you were referring to office hours?

I use it concurrently and it doesnt half. Both me and my friend get around 3mb which is my full line speed. I went to 370GB in October no problem at all

Sounds good!
 

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what do you need to do with it? download stuff till you run out of space (like me) and play the odd game online? If this is what you want then the mweb would be best provided you got the downstorm aswell. you get constant 430KB download speed on all your torrents. instead of pulling figures out of my ass I will give you my download history for this past month:

Date Data Sent (MB) Data Received (MB) Total (MB)
October 21, 2010 185.6 6958.0 7143.6
October 20, 2010 377.1 9840.1 10217.2
October 19, 2010 252.1 14500.0 14752.1
October 18, 2010 366.6 17317.1 17683.7
October 17, 2010 717.6 21643.0 22360.6
October 16, 2010 489.1 24821.8 25310.9
October 15, 2010 409.2 20734.7 21143.9
October 14, 2010 239.3 12874.9 13114.2
October 13, 2010 113.6 4149.5 4263.1
October 12, 2010 356.6 19724.0 20080.6
October 11, 2010 571.4 30745.8 31317.2
October 10, 2010 438.3 23715.3 24153.6
October 09, 2010 273.1 14545.0 14818.1
October 08, 2010 285.8 14784.7 15070.5
October 07, 2010 259.3 12734.7 12994.0
October 06, 2010 259.5 14006.8 14266.3
October 05, 2010 408.6 22779.6 23188.2
October 04, 2010 281.7 15740.6 16022.3
October 03, 2010 370.9 18871.1 19242.0
October 02, 2010 358.7 17790.1 18148.8
October 01, 2010 461.7 24472.5 24934.2
TOTAL 7475.8 362749.2 370225.0

I never thought I would say this but I think I have downloaded enough for quite a while so I will be downgrading my line back to a 384kb till I get the urge to do another massive coup on mweb :D

Like I said, I tried the Axxess Just Uncapped 4096 for R496 @ work (used work as a guinea pig) and my torrents and even http were shaped heavily during the day. mweb does not shape on the http protocol so hence my line running full tap this whole month(my pc hasnt been off for about 23 days now hehe).
 
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what do you need to do with it? download stuff till you run out of space (like me) and play the odd game online? If this is what you want then the mweb would be best provided you got the downstorm aswell. you get constant 430KB download speed on all your torrents. instead of pulling figures out of my ass I will give you my download history for this past month:

Date Data Sent (MB) Data Received (MB) Total (MB)
October 21, 2010 185.6 6958.0 7143.6
October 20, 2010 377.1 9840.1 10217.2
October 19, 2010 252.1 14500.0 14752.1
October 18, 2010 366.6 17317.1 17683.7
October 17, 2010 717.6 21643.0 22360.6
October 16, 2010 489.1 24821.8 25310.9
October 15, 2010 409.2 20734.7 21143.9
October 14, 2010 239.3 12874.9 13114.2
October 13, 2010 113.6 4149.5 4263.1
October 12, 2010 356.6 19724.0 20080.6
October 11, 2010 571.4 30745.8 31317.2
October 10, 2010 438.3 23715.3 24153.6
October 09, 2010 273.1 14545.0 14818.1
October 08, 2010 285.8 14784.7 15070.5
October 07, 2010 259.3 12734.7 12994.0
October 06, 2010 259.5 14006.8 14266.3
October 05, 2010 408.6 22779.6 23188.2
October 04, 2010 281.7 15740.6 16022.3
October 03, 2010 370.9 18871.1 19242.0
October 02, 2010 358.7 17790.1 18148.8
October 01, 2010 461.7 24472.5 24934.2
TOTAL 7475.8 362749.2 370225.0

I never thought I would say this but I think I have downloaded enough for quite a while so I will be downgrading my line back to a 384kb till I get the urge to do another massive coup on mweb :D

Like I said, I tried the Axxess Just Uncapped 4096 for R496 @ work (used work as a guinea pig) and my torrents and even http were shaped heavily during the day. mweb does not shape on the http protocol so hence my line running full tap this whole month(my pc hasnt been off for about 23 days now hehe).

Axxess uses IS bandwidth and they are shaped after 20% or 50% usage, depending on your line.

When it is working, speeds are top.

Sadly, the uncapped is not really uncapped because the point at which shaping starts is quite low.

Mweb just shapes all the time and shows little signs of improving. So if you try very hard, you can get a significant load of data out of Mweb, but the trying part is frustrating and difficult.
 

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@lounger:

I think everybody on this forum has very different experiences with our SA ISPs and thats why you would see so many conflicting threads/posts but you are right IS started shaping me after downloading my 4th ep of bull****. 400KB ----> 300Kb ---> 100Kb

Its not as hard as you say it is too put the squeeze on mweb as all you need to do once your mweb is setup is to pay for a downstorm account. then you are on a constant 430kb dl. Thats if the OP wants to account for downloading sick amounts. It may not always be the best option (although I play online without issues) if you require the account primarily for using protocols other than http(downstorm converts p2p protocol to http-in a nutshell).
 

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I also want to know, how will the shared connection from axxess be split if one connection is using 4mb and the other 384. will the 384 be taken from the 4 meg or will the 4 meg default to 2 meg when used together?
 
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