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    My latest adsl speeds

    Am I the only one here that has adsl speed issues?

    I am with Axxess and have been fighting with them for the past 6 weeks, which is when things started to get bad. This is not the first time.

    We have Telkom here - who found nothing. We have done the router tests etc.
    Axxess are blaming me the router and telkom and I say its an Axxess problem.
    The speed is fine over the weekends - usually about a 19ms latency and 8.7Mbps download speed.
    Look at this mornings offerings - 610ms with a .24 speed - the upload speed is more.
    During the week its a pain - I cannot get anything done.

    Anybody have some ideas......yes I know move would be the best one - but to where?
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    After a horrible ordeal with both Vocacom and MTN i switched to Telkom and never looked back.

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    Can it be your hardware?

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    A lot of people i know switched to Telkom and have no problem and get even better speeds then what i do.

    I think Axxess may need to check things on there side. Over all Telkom is giving a good service both on ADSL and 3G.
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    No you are not the only one - ADSL is crap. After going thro quite a lot of other service providers I ended up with 3G 8ta. Apparently nothing else works in our area. *ta works like a bomb - getting up to 10mps download speeds.

    I was told that I was too far from the Telkom exchange - that is why the speed was so crap ! - Go figure - they install it and then tell me I am too far.
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    I was having the same with Afrihost.Then took out an account with vox 100GB a month and it was much better. I still use afrihost in the office and can't complain as the line syncs at 7mb. At home there is no buffering on Netflix now.

    I am gobsmacked by this latest test. Well done Afrihost.
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    The way I understand it:-
    Axxess is owned by Afrihost - they use the MTN network/backbone - dead slow and oversubscribed
    I have tried Cybersmart and WebAfrica with no joy
    Ex IS management it seems is now running afrihost
    I am not sure where Vox sits in this dismal picture but could be in my new short list
    All using telkom network.

    Anybody using Mweb adsl? Maybe a little more expensive but is this an option?
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    Meanwhile South African superusers have found a faster ISP.......... Intercontinental Super Pigeons
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    I got the Vox 100GB last month at 50% off I see now they have a 300 GB package at 50% off. Can't you get 1 gb free packages from most ISPs and just test those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post

    I was having the same with Afrihost.Then took out an account with vox 100GB a month and it was much better. I still use afrihost in the office and can't complain as the line syncs at 7mb. At home there is no buffering on Netflix now.

    I am gobsmacked by this latest test. Well done Afrihost.
    Ian can you tell me how you download movies on Netflix. When I go on it tells me it is not available in this country ? Is there some trick to use ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    I got the Vox 100GB last month at 50% off I see now they have a 300 GB package at 50% off. Can't you get 1 gb free packages from most ISPs and just test those.
    Good idea - I will do this
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