The best South African ISPs for gamers

Jamie McKane

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The best South African ISPs for gamers

A stable online connection is one of the most important considerations for online gamers.

If these gamers want to play online, it is critical that their connection allows them to do so without lagging or disconnecting them from the game.
 

LCBXX

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With fiber, having a decent router is more important than worrying about an ISP. I suspect most the the high latency and speed results on this article is caused by sh!tty routers.
 

wingnut771

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With fiber, having a decent router is more important than worrying about an ISP. I suspect most the the high latency and speed results on this article is caused by sh!tty routers.
Especially when you go 1gig. Also, they probably doing the tests over wifi on a crappy router.
 

cyb3rt

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I had endless **** with CISP so I am quite surprised to see them at the top. Maybe just something with the area I am in but I eventually switched to Cybersmart after using a "free" account from them to test between CISP, 4G, and Cybersmart and only having kak on CISP

kak = latency issues and packet loss during online gaming (mostly Modern Warfare)
 

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With fiber, having a decent router is more important than worrying about an ISP. I suspect most the the high latency and speed results on this article is caused by sh!tty routers.

Also the different technologies used.

On Afrihost our Openserve IP ranges are the same across ADSL, VDSL and Openserve fibre.

If you get 100ms on a slow 1Mbps ADSL line the IP range is the same as a 200Mbps Openserve fibre line getting 3ms. We still have a large ADSL and VDSL client base and this might affect the average latency especially on ADSL clients with interleaved mode on.

If you compare that to CISP who does fibre ONLY.
 

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With fiber, having a decent router is more important than worrying about an ISP. I suspect most the the high latency and speed results on this article is caused by sh!tty routers.
Not only that but a lot of these are other connections like dsl. Not so much dsl but things like LTE and 3G. Of course CISP will be in the top being a new isp with no legacy services.
 

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Also the different technologies used.

On Afrihost our Openserve IP ranges are the same across ADSL, VDSL and Openserve fibre.

If you get 100ms on a slow 1Mbps ADSL line the IP range is the same as a 200Mbps Openserve fibre line getting 3ms. We still have a large ADSL and VDSL client base and this might affect the average latency especially on ADSL clients with interleaved mode on.

If you compare that to CISP who does fibre ONLY.

You guys have split your netblocks seperating Fibre and "Other", and it is reported as such on MyBB reports. Granted on Openserve the split is not that easily possible as they require a single, huge pool for IPC. Perhaps time for another realm for Openserve "fibre" where you can implement the split for OS fibre ?

With the latest L2TP developments on Openserve that should also be easier. I for one am eagerly awaiting our first L2TP realm.
 
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AfriNatic

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You guys have split your netblocks seperating Fibre and "Other", and it is reported as such on MyBB reports. Granted on Openserve the split is not that easily possible as they require a single, huge pool for IPC. Perhaps time for another realm for Openserve "fibre" where you can implement the split for OS fibre ?

With the latest L2TP developments on Openserve that should also be easier. I for one am eagerly awaiting our first L2TP realm.

I think the ADSL numbers are high enough to skew the average in a direct comparison to Openserve fibre. The split in the netblock is not a true reflection of Fibre vs Other as even LTE netblocks are in this mix due to ipv4 constraints.
 

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I also switched to Cool Ideas after struggling with Vox for 5 months to resolve a routing issues which caused high latency.They could not fixed it so far all good on Cool Ideas.
 
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