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Thread: RAIN - throttling or slow network ?

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    Angry RAIN - throttling or slow network ?

    The first screenshot is my CellC Sim in "RAIN router supplied by Web Africa"
    the next 4 are the WA Sim in the router, same place, just swapped the Sim card.

    The more I test , the slower it gets, and the ping sucks !

    UPDATE : Turns out the culprit is a 2 - star rated "ISP 2/5 Stars IBURST"

    UPDATE 2: it DOES get worse ! http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6675660727

    UPDATE 3 : And Worser, worsest ! http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6675677643

    UPDATE 4: now its down to 6Mbps and 4 !! http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6675688794

    UPDATE 5: I've been testing again and again, it gets better, sporadically, then worse, but never quite gets to 40Mbps, while CellC was hitting over 60/20. Constantly !

    Might as well go back to ADSL hell !!

    Are RAIN throttling ? I think so, unless it is a bad network ? One of the two, Might as well cancel and go back to CellC ...

    Has anybody else had/having a similar experience ?

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    I dont think they use the same tower, hence difference signal strength, so not really comparable

    Its like comparing ur wifi to your nextdoor neighbors...but hey I could be wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameite View Post
    I dont think they use the same tower, hence difference signal strength, so not really comparable

    Its like comparing ur wifi to your nextdoor neighbors...but hey I could be wrong
    You do have a point, I would just do some homework on their FUP. Maybe even call them. I highly doubt that they would just throttle without a lot of data being used by the user.
    I also doubt that they would limit the bandwidth for that site specifically, as they know people use it a lot to rate ISP's
    It certainly looks like the cellc tower is much closer,, which would result in a lower ping and higher speeds, as we see there.
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    hahahahahahaha

    The mybb long term members will appreciate this.

    Roughly every 6 month mybroadband has a new favourite. (look at my join date). New network with massive capacity. Couple people join, bath in the excess capacity and report on social media that it's the greatest thing ever. Eleventy billion new people join. Now the network is flooded and no longer measures up to the promised land that the initial joiners witness. Many angry posts like this one follow.

    Rinse and repeat.

    Pretty much every major provider has had their turn at being the "hot" ISP. Mweb, AXXESS, Afrihost, WebAfrica, Crystalweb, Openweb, etc (plus another couple that I forgot, incl one very shifty one)

    Scary thing is I've been on each of those waves. Feeling old now...

    Anyway...about 2 months ago when Rain started being hot on here I sarcastically remarked that it's the latest and greatest thing....

    Edit 2: For extra laughs look at OP's join date. wow. colour me amazed
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    Rain throttles. Definitely not using LTE-A to its full ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Rain throttles. Definitely not using LTE-A to its full ability.
    Access to the underlying link gets throttled, not the last mile tech
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    Access to the underlying link gets throttled, not the last mile tech
    Rain is capped/throttled between 10Mbps - 50Mbps.

    Piss poor for LTE-A spectrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Rain is capped/throttled between 10Mbps - 50Mbps.

    Piss poor for LTE-A spectrum.
    Yeah that's what I just said...

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    I don't think RAIN will throttle speedtests... actually, they will QOS it, as I have heard everyone else does it.

    Anyway, your initial speedtests look fine, except for the pings. Do you have an external antennae connected?

    BTW, iburst got that shyte rating from there previous network. IMO, RAIN is a lot better than what they had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Rain throttles. Definitely not using LTE-A to its full ability.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    hahahahahahaha

    Edit 2: For extra laughs look at OP's join date. wow. colour me amazed
    Who's OP ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DailyTech View Post
    Who's OP ?
    Original Poster a.k.a YOU

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    yes guys, Iburst AKA rain throttles constantly....

    previous Iburst guy here, had many dropped and nonexistent connections,
    especially near the end with iburst not even following capping and download limits,

    and we right next to a tower, literally less than 150Meters on top of a nearby building,
    so I will wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eg2505 View Post
    yes guys, Iburst AKA rain throttles constantly....

    previous Iburst guy here, had many dropped and nonexistent connections,
    especially near the end with iburst not even following capping and download limits,

    and we right next to a tower, literally less than 150Meters on top of a nearby building,
    so I will wait and see.
    Your signal might just suck still if you right next to one, they usually operate in certain degrees to optimize coverage. Think of it as an umbrella and it's raining everywhere but where the umbrella spreads the water outwards (to keep you dry, the "dry" part will be the part with ****ty coverage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by envo View Post
    Your signal might just suck still if you right next to one, they usually operate in certain degrees to optimize coverage. Think of it as an umbrella and it's raining everywhere but where the umbrella spreads the water outwards (to keep you dry, the "dry" part will be the part with ****ty coverage)
    maybe, but we never had coverage issues, just crap speeds, anywhere in our towers general area.

    so lets wait and see how this goes with RAIN now,

    just signed up to the afrihost deal, now to sit and wait.....

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