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Hey all ...

I am currently looking at getting a permanent ADSL solution in my country (currently on a 3G plan - 10gb+10gb a month)


The problem is that ADSL in our country sucks in general and is extremely pricey ... ... I download quite a lot and game online which would be better for me ...

4mbps Uncapped, Shaped

or

2mbps Uncapped, Unshaped



How much speed difference is there being shaped and unshaped ?


All information would be greatly appreciated.
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I would say go unshaped 2Mbps...

Depending on who you go with, that 4Mbps could be shaped down well below 1Mbps for the mayority of the day.

When will sucky internet ever end in SA thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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I would say go unshaped 2Mbps...

Depending on who you go with, that 4Mbps could be shaped down well below 1Mbps for the mayority of the day.

When will sucky internet ever end in SA thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I agree ... it really is a pain to get decent net in SA unless you are seriously loaded ... lol ...


I am looking at going Afrihost ? ... got any ISP suggestions ?
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I've heard from friends that Afrihost tend to get bad latency for international servers, but strong download speeds. Mweb sounds good for gaming when it works, but their service/customer support sucks when its down.

I don't really have much personal experience with fixed line. This is based on friend's experiences with them.

There isn't really a good balance for downlink/latency...that doesn't cost a fortune
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