Still have dodgy ADSL – are your line tests like mine?

I still seem to have a dodgy connection to the Internet days after Seacom repaired its line. Gian Visser told me that there are associated issues on Internet Solutions’ side which are being ironed out and which may contribute to any problems I am still experiencing. My line is supposed to be a 4MB/sec line on Telkom. I use Afrihost as my service provider.

I’m not sure where the problem is and there is a possibility its my router so I thought I’d post a few test results I got using Speed Test and Ping Test and see if anyone else has similar results on Afrihost:

Ping tests

I switched my router off, left it off for 10 seconds or so and turned it back on. I then ran a ping test this morning on a Johannesburg server:

My second test had improved packet loss but otherwise still a poor result:

This third test uses another testing server in Maputo, similar results:

Speed tests

For my next act I ran a couple line speed tests, starting with a Durban testing server:

And then I tested the same server again:

I tested the Johannesburg server with slightly better results:

So my question is whether these lousy test results are due to issues on the network or whether I should just go replace my router? If anyone can suggest ways to test my router than would also be helpful.


I may have answered my question. Here are two search results I ran in a router diagnostic panel. I have no idea what these results mean so they could be no help at all:

router test 1.png


router test 2.png

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