So, i see this event is dated Nov 29... it's Jan 15th now, i have a user in Orillia with Rogers Ignite and Arris XB6 modem, and using our corporate Lenovo T470 laptop, the wifi wont connect to your modem, Jason from your support staff spent a few hrs with user over the weekend. With no luck, everything else in the home works, tv, phones, ipdad etc...
We are a large Insurance company that is moving towards work from home, i bet half of our users are Rogers customers. Can u suggest anything for us to do?
please and thank you
I dont think its necessarily something inherent to the modem..
At least overall I dont think its blocking VPN type connections... at least not ALL of them.
It is maybe has issues with just specific VPN software/types of connections.
I have the Aris XB6 modem at home.
My work laptop (laptop brand shouldnt matter at all. MAYBE the wireless card in it could?), we run Cisco Anyconnect. For both internal network connectivity/security, as well as for the VPN. Its more certificate based, as well as a VPN password based (so someone couldnt just take your vpn login info on their own machine, without having the right certs).
Now this software, it actually takes over the windows wifi connection as a whole.
The user needs to go through this software to connect to their home (or any) network instead of the windows one.
Once this is connected, then the VPN can be connected.
And this connects completely fine for me.
I too have not been able to connect to my work VPN via the Windows built-in VPN since switching to Ignite TV. 3rd Party VPN clients I use to connect to my clients' sites work fine.
Come on Rogers, what's so different about these Ignite TV modems that is messing up our connectivity? I've got a ticket going. One of my colleagues at work has had a ticket open since before Christmas! Let's get this resolved ASAP!!
I tried my VPN from PIA on 2 PC'S that are hardwired to the Ignite Modem. As soon as I turn it on the internet doesn't work on the PC'S. Literally nothing. I didn't have this issue with the Coda modem. So I rebooted both PC's and I got one to work when I connected through the Czech Republic. No servers in North America worked. While I was connected I went to watch TV and the box wouldn't work! So I rebooted the box and it still wouldn't work. I turned off the VPN and still no luck. I had internet on the PC'S but none to the cable boxes. I tried another tv box and it didn't work either. So I unplugged the Modem and then the tv boxes all worked again. I'm afraid to use the VPN again as it may interrupt my internet. Any ideas?
My current setup is a modem,3 cable boxes, and an extender.
I was thinking that the opposite would happen, that VPNs would be a pain with the Arris XB6 and would or should work with the Technicolour XB6. Its disappointing to hear that its the opposite, especially when you consider the Intel Puma's chipset history of poor VPN performance.
@pitfall21 have you checked for any VPN passthrough settings in the modem user settings and if so, are they enabled?