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    Broadband connections used by SA's gamers

    MyGaming reveals the most popular broadband connection types for South Africa’s gamers
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    I'd love to be able to get my hands on a 4mbs uncapped line. Unfortunately its just way to expensive. I'll have to be happy with my 1mbs uncapped for now.
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    No surprise that it's ADSL.
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    Telkom 384 5gig cap for me
    contact me if you are in Cape Town and looking for PC Hardware at very competitive pricing. We also do web and graphic design.
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    Well since were on the subject, sort of...
    How many players can these lines handle? with games like MW3, BF3, HON etc.

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    As I remember it most games on Steam just needed the machines the authenticate and would then
    allow local play meaning much less load on the ADSL but what if a group of 10-15 people
    on 1 line (394k/1MB/4MB) with some unshaped data (and which ISP`s are recommended) tried
    playing say bf3 on a large maps etc.
    Wanted to get my wife a copy of bf3 but didn`t wanna risk not being able to play 2 players (with voice)
    online with friends and the line not coping (which might or might not be possible) on my 384k line...

    A friend of mine i going to work in the cape and wants a wireless device for internet so he can
    join us and would also like to know which provider to go with. I burned 600MB playing bf3 between
    Tuesday and Wednesday and wireless data isn`t cheap or stable like I remember from my experience (VC...)

    It`s a shame uncapped gets shaped though cause I find more things using to much bandwidth.
    Were a bunch of friends that like the LAN idea, so we rock up at a house for a long weekend/holiday,
    play games, socialize etc. but have played old games due to the whole internet online smothering LAN.
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    I'm happy with my 1Mb uncapped. I have no idea how much bandwidth any of my games use because I honestly don't care. My brother and I frequently play BF3 on the same line in 64 player matches, I reckon we could have up to 4 people playing on the line in a 32 player match with a decent ping.
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    Telkom's monthly line rental plus the ADSL costs on top, are keeping folks like me from playing online.
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    10mb uncapped line... It can be pretty unstable sometimes but it's so worth it...
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    Sadly I can only go to 1mb (distance to exchange). Wife and I play online often on it, no hassles. Just cannot download stuff and game at the same time

    Line and ISP is mweb (uncapped) no hassles there, ever.
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    Currently using a 10Mb line with capped accounts.
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