Category: Broadband

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DSL switching – improve your gaming

Network response and ping-time are the most important factors when it comes to gaming. In South Africa (and perhaps other countries) the so called “unshaped ADSL access” is extremely expensive (twice as much as normal, shaped access). Axxess DSL has...

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Belkin – life-time warranty

My trusty gigabit Belkin N1 Vision router decided to croak two days ago. At the time of purchase (Aug’ 08) this was one of the first N-draft gigabit routers on the market and accordingly came in at a hefty price...

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The Jesus-firmware for your ADSL modem

Well, not quite, but close enough. If you happen to have a Netgear DG834XX ADSL modem router, I strongly suggest that you have a look at the DGTeam custom firmware: All the features are listed after the break, but to...

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iBurst shutting down?

If you follow the happenings in Australia, you will notice that iBurst in Australia is facing tough times. Dating back as far as October, rumors started spreading that iBurst Australia will close down. The Australian stock-exchange-listed company Commander which provided...

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Telkom: Superior service

Despite the bad wrap, Telkom seems to get from the ADSL-user base, I must say, that I have been wowed with the consistency of service delivered. My stats-monitoring application has been a good “invention” as it allows me to track...

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Belkin N1 Vision – new firmware

My Belkin N1 Vision (F5D8232uk4) gigabit router has served me well in the past, and although I would next time rather go with a Netgear or Linksys, the choice was made due to it’s gigabit ports (at the time of...

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ADSL router statistics

In a previous post I explained how to gather statistics for your Netgear DG834 DSL modem router. Thanks for all the donations!! I have made some subtle changes in the router.cgi to display SNR/attenuation in one chart and display the...

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NAS: Netgear ADSL statistics

In a previous post I explained the significance of SNR and attenuation for ADSL lines. I have spent now a significant amount of time to write scripts to retrieve the ADSL-statistics for my Netgear DG834v4 ADSL router. The script will...

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Bye Bye iBurst – whoop whoop Telkom

Finally my frustrations are over – although iBurst has tried the best the possibly could, it was too little too late. Amazingly, I ordered a 4MB ADSL line on 29th September and within two weeks line was installed and working....