its good to know that this is a widespread problem and it wasnt just me, ive tried so many troubleshooting options myself (im a techy guy) thanks for the DNS suggestion (though i kind of figured that was a possible issue since so many pages were giving me DNS errors, shouldve clued into that....... ) was just about to call rogers (even i cringe at dealing with them)
changed dns to the 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 and it works fine, actually seems considerably faster if that is possible
question is, is there any reason to change it back or can I keep these dns settings?
Rogers, or any ISP should seriously consider having an automated message stating something like "We are currently experiencing difficulties with our internet services. We are aware of the problem and are working to correct it." when something like this happens. At least this way people wouldn't spend an hour on hold while turning their modems and routers off and checking their internet settings repeatedly, thinking the problem is on their end rather than on the ISP's end. This would reduce the number of people in the customer support queue.
I ALWAYS come here first, I will wait an hour and come here and usually can find out the answers without having to wait for hours on hold or talk to somebody who doesn't understand the problem and keeps telling me to reset the computer, or the modem or whatever then tries to setup an appointment for a technician. This is always your first...best...stop.
Internet issues some wireline/wireless customers were experiencing should now be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— Rogers Sarah M.
Great for you guys in Ontario. I can't do jack all in Newfoundland now.... Playing D3 then my latency just spiked to 2k. BUT I can use skype/surf/Chat in game, but I can't play the game. Stupid rogers. I think it's time to start self promoting Fibre op to EVERYONE I know.