Upgrading to 500 Mbps Openserve fibre on Afrihost Client Zone tested

NeonNinja

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I had 200Mbps line when openserve did the upgrades. There was nothing that I could do with 200mbps line that wasn't possible on the 100Mbps line. So I downgraded and saved a few bucks a month.
 

GhostSixFour

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A lot of people won't even have a router capable of this and would be limited on their ethernet. All fine and dandy if they know this, not so much if they don't.
 

W.Salie

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I had 200Mbps line when openserve did the upgrades. There was nothing that I could do with 200mbps line that wasn't possible on the 100Mbps line. So I downgraded and saved a few bucks a month.
100mbps is still a lot, i guess the main benefit is when downloading right? i mean do you really see a big difference when streaming?
 

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100mbps is still a lot, i guess the main benefit is when downloading right? i mean do you really see a big difference when streaming?
Netflix 4k hardly go over 30mbps, but useless if you have few people in house wanting to stream 4k
 

NeonNinja

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100mbps is still a lot, i guess the main benefit is when downloading right? i mean do you really see a big difference when streaming?
Well, the benefit would visible when 5 family members each streaming Netflix at the same time.
 

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I had 200Mbps line when openserve did the upgrades. There was nothing that I could do with 200mbps line that wasn't possible on the 100Mbps line. So I downgraded and saved a few bucks a month.
I am in this same boat now. Next upgrade cycle I am going to downgrade as I cannot fully use 100Mbps.
 

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I'm just glad to see ISPs are constantly working at increasing speeds.

Mobile is catching up- look at Telkom 2TB for R700 or something.

Fibre needs to differentiate itself from that.

I may try going for a mobile only solution for a month in December when I'm away from home for half the month anyway...

Might make me appreciate fibre more :p
 

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I’m on 200mbps. By the time it finishes with the mesh hoping and all the other stuff I get 60mbps in the furthest room. That is the reason I’m keeping the 200mbps. (My son’s X Box is the other reason)- this guy starts a 50 GB download, goes to the bathroom, comes back a second later and asks if it’s done yet. I tell him: if you grew up with Telkom R7 weekend bundle on a 56K modem, you wouldn’t even ask me that
 

Johand

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Do I need it? No.


Do I know what I would do with the extra speed? Also, no.

Haha. So I have been drooling upgrading my 100Mbps line, but can't really really justify it. At some point the bottleneck is not the local download speed anymore

Although I must say that from 50Mbps to 100 Mbps makes a huge difference in terms of quality of experience...
 

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Netflix only need 15Mbps for 4k https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306.


Not to mention if you have a tv stick with av1 support it only needs around 10Mbps.

/checks

Yep, we be having it :p

Afrihost 500Mbps on the AX3 router, 3 PCs on Ethernet (2 for gamers, 1 for work), WiFi throughout on mesh and the TV with the Fire Stick 4k Max and we are going like a Boeing whether it's streaming Netflix, live UK TV or UHD on catch up.
 
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