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Re: Internet Connection Issues - 2017 experiences.

Hi I am new here please excuse me if this is in the wrong place. I have been having ongoing issues with my internet connection for almost 2 years and have tried everything except here so here goes. When I am hard wired to any of my devices (laptop,desktop,apple tv boxes,tv's etc) my speeds are all over the place. I am currently on the 100 ignite package and my speeds range from low 40's to the low 130's, most recently its been around 80. I have called the call center many of times to try to TS the issue. Usually the agent will do basic TS steps like unplug the modem reboot the device switch the ethernet cable etc and then they escalate a ticket. I usually get a call in about 5 days that says that we were not able to find any issues and you ticket has been closed, so I start the process again. I was finally able to speak with a supervisor who had me run trace routes and ping tests. I was dropping packets to multiple sites and the trace route had a few spots that came up * * * instead of showing the hops it took. Anytime you drop packets my understanding is that it is a temporary lost of connection to the network and anytime the ping time jumps over 150ms that could be a disconnect as well. I should mention my ping times ranged from 12ms up to 534ms. The supervisor said that this is normal and because the dropped packet rate was still at zero because we ran so many packets. I advised that this is not normal and this should not be happening. When streaming online I get buffering diminished picture quality and sometimes it just stops working all together. Finally the supervisor decided to send a tech to my home. The tech shows up looks at all the wires the box outside and the poll. I get the tech to come in and I run another ping test and trace route for him. He is baffled and says "off the record this looks like throttling to me" I agreed as well. The tech offered to swap modems even though he did not think it would help. Sure enough the same issue with the modem (hitron 3). I called back into the call center and I was getting no where so I decided to call the OOP. I called a few times before I received a call back and explained what was going on and she said she would have someone contact me back. I waited 4 business days still no call so I called the OOP back. Took another 2 business days to get back to me and again said someone will call me back. A supervisor did call the next day and said we will send another tech. The tech shows up does everything the last tech did, I run another ping test and trace route and he and he says "this doesn't make sense. Your mibs are good and the signal strength is perfect." I said I think I am being throttled, his response " I'm not allowed to say that but I believe that is the issue." He recommends me calling back and asking for a senior tech to come out so that's what I did. I called the call center again and asked for a senior tech and was told that they can't book a senior. At this point I am frustrated and hang up. I decide to call the OOP back. I received a call back two days later and made the same request and I was told she would look into this and call me back. The OOP called back later that day and said that I had refused to have a senior tech come to my home. I told the lady this is bull send the tech. I was told I would receieve a call when the tech is coming. I never did get a call and a senoir tech showed up unannnounced at my door. He checked everything outside except the poll, he said he doesn't climb polls and everything looked fine. I invited him in he checked the wires the modem signal and the mibs. I ran another ping and trace route and he just shakes his head. I said I'm being throttled aren't I? He just looks at me blankly and does not respond for a moment and then  suggested that I call the call center again and leaves. Now I am really frustrated so I call the OOP again. Nobody has called me back still. I have been trying to speak with someone at the OOP for the last 3 months and they will not answer my calls. I made a complaint with the CCTS and they were not able to resolve the issue as they are not able to inforce the rules that the CRTC puts in place. CCTS said that in the terms of conditions it states that even if you are paying for the service rogers does not guarantee that it will work. So I am expected to pay for something that doesn't work? This does not sound right to me. I aslo work from home and use a VPN and my VPN connection is being throttled even more then my home network. I have lost many days of work because of this and I am now on the verge of being fired because my ISP is not reliable. Now I know people are going to say why don't you switch providers? I get a discount to use rogers through my work to make it affordable for me as I don't make a lot of money. I will be filling a complaint with the CRTC next. Any help on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Internet Connection Issues - 2017 experiences.

 

Hello, @disappointed2

 

Thank you for joining the Rogers Community Forums and posting your concern. I certainly appreciate your position, ongoing issues for such a long time can be disruptive.

 

If I correctly understood, the issue you are experiencing appears to be related to speed, latency and VPN. I invite you to private message us at @CommunityHelps so that we can access your account/modem and take the next step in finding the solution. Our private messaging system is explained in this blog.

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

 

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Re: Internet Connection Issues - 2017 experiences.

Still have not heard back if this is the place to give my info.

I've Been Here Awhile
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Re: Internet Connection Issues - 2017 experiences.

Hi you responded to my post a month or more ago I will re post it here.Hi I am new here please excuse me if this is in the wrong place. I have been having ongoing issues with my internet connection for almost 2 years and have tried everything except here so here goes. When I am hard wired to any of my devices (laptop,desktop,apple tv boxes,tv's etc) my speeds are all over the place. I am currently on the 100 ignite package and my speeds range from low 40's to the low 130's, most recently its been around 80. I have called the call center many of times to try to TS the issue. Usually the agent will do basic TS steps like unplug the modem reboot the device switch the ethernet cable etc and then they escalate a ticket. I usually get a call in about 5 days that says that we were not able to find any issues and you ticket has been closed, so I start the process again. I was finally able to speak with a supervisor who had me run trace routes and ping tests. I was dropping packets to multiple sites and the trace route had a few spots that came up * * * instead of showing the hops it took. Anytime you drop packets my understanding is that it is a temporary lost of connection to the network and anytime the ping time jumps over 150ms that could be a disconnect as well. I should mention my ping times ranged from 12ms up to 534ms. The supervisor said that this is normal and because the dropped packet rate was still at zero because we ran so many packets. I advised that this is not normal and this should not be happening. When streaming online I get buffering diminished picture quality and sometimes it just stops working all together. Finally the supervisor decided to send a tech to my home. The tech shows up looks at all the wires the box outside and the poll. I get the tech to come in and I run another ping test and trace route for him. He is baffled and says "off the record this looks like throttling to me" I agreed as well. The tech offered to swap modems even though he did not think it would help. Sure enough the same issue with the modem (hitron 3). I called back into the call center and I was getting no where so I decided to call the OOP. I called a few times before I received a call back and explained what was going on and she said she would have someone contact me back. I waited 4 business days still no call so I called the OOP back. Took another 2 business days to get back to me and again said someone will call me back. A supervisor did call the next day and said we will send another tech. The tech shows up does everything the last tech did, I run another ping test and trace route and he and he says "this doesn't make sense. Your mibs are good and the signal strength is perfect." I said I think I am being throttled, his response " I'm not allowed to say that but I believe that is the issue." He recommends me calling back and asking for a senior tech to come out so that's what I did. I called the call center again and asked for a senior tech and was told that they can't book a senior. At this point I am frustrated and hang up. I decide to call the OOP back. I received a call back two days later and made the same request and I was told she would look into this and call me back. The OOP called back later that day and said that I had refused to have a senior tech come to my home. I told the lady this is bull send the tech. I was told I would receieve a call when the tech is coming. I never did get a call and a senoir tech showed up unannnounced at my door. He checked everything outside except the poll, he said he doesn't climb polls and everything looked fine. I invited him in he checked the wires the modem signal and the mibs. I ran another ping and trace route and he just shakes his head. I said I'm being throttled aren't I? He just looks at me blankly and does not respond for a moment and then  suggested that I call the call center again and leaves. Now I am really frustrated so I call the OOP again. Nobody has called me back still. I have been trying to speak with someone at the OOP for the last 3 months and they will not answer my calls. I made a complaint with the CCTS and they were not able to resolve the issue as they are not able to inforce the rules that the CRTC puts in place. CCTS said that in the terms of conditions it states that even if you are paying for the service rogers does not guarantee that it will work. So I am expected to pay for something that doesn't work? This does not sound right to me. I aslo work from home and use a VPN and my VPN connection is being throttled even more then my home network. I have lost many days of work because of this and I am now on the verge of being fired because my ISP is not reliable. Now I know people are going to say why don't you switch providers? I get a discount to use rogers through my work to make it affordable for me as I don't make a lot of money. I will be filling a complaint with the CRTC next. Any help on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

I have still not recived any help except a email from OOP stating to give hom a call. I have called numerous times left VM and no call back. I was working for a company called sykes which does a lot of CS for rogers. I worked from home and was required to opoay my own phone and internet an buy my own computer, two seperate monitors tqo headsets a desk and chair. Anyways I was recently fired for internet issues that I have explained above. The soloution that I was given was to switch to BELL. Being told that I can not work from home doing rogers CS with rogers internet is an absolute joke. Wondering if you have any other advice that may help me out TIA.

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Re: Internet Connection Issues - 2017 experiences.


@disappointed2 wrote:

Hi you responded to my post a month or more ago I will re post it here.Hi I am new here please excuse me if this is in the wrong place. I have been having ongoing issues with my internet connection for almost 2 years and have tried everything except here so here goes. When I am hard wired to any of my devices (laptop,desktop,apple tv boxes,tv's etc) my speeds are all over the place. I am currently on the 100 ignite package and my speeds range from low 40's to the low 130's, most recently its been around 80. I have called the call center many of times to try to TS the issue. Usually the agent will do basic TS steps like unplug the modem reboot the device switch the ethernet cable etc and then they escalate a ticket. I usually get a call in about 5 days that says that we were not able to find any issues and you ticket has been closed, so I start the process again. I was finally able to speak with a supervisor who had me run trace routes and ping tests. I was dropping packets to multiple sites and the trace route had a few spots that came up * * * instead of showing the hops it took. Anytime you drop packets my understanding is that it is a temporary lost of connection to the network and anytime the ping time jumps over 150ms that could be a disconnect as well. I should mention my ping times ranged from 12ms up to 534ms. The supervisor said that this is normal and because the dropped packet rate was still at zero because we ran so many packets. I advised that this is not normal and this should not be happening. When streaming online I get buffering diminished picture quality and sometimes it just stops working all together. Finally the supervisor decided to send a tech to my home. The tech shows up looks at all the wires the box outside and the poll. I get the tech to come in and I run another ping test and trace route for him. He is baffled and says "off the record this looks like throttling to me" I agreed as well. The tech offered to swap modems even though he did not think it would help. Sure enough the same issue with the modem (hitron 3). I called back into the call center and I was getting no where so I decided to call the OOP. I called a few times before I received a call back and explained what was going on and she said she would have someone contact me back. I waited 4 business days still no call so I called the OOP back. Took another 2 business days to get back to me and again said someone will call me back. A supervisor did call the next day and said we will send another tech. The tech shows up does everything the last tech did, I run another ping test and trace route and he and he says "this doesn't make sense. Your mibs are good and the signal strength is perfect." I said I think I am being throttled, his response " I'm not allowed to say that but I believe that is the issue." He recommends me calling back and asking for a senior tech to come out so that's what I did. I called the call center again and asked for a senior tech and was told that they can't book a senior. At this point I am frustrated and hang up. I decide to call the OOP back. I received a call back two days later and made the same request and I was told she would look into this and call me back. The OOP called back later that day and said that I had refused to have a senior tech come to my home. I told the lady this is bull send the tech. I was told I would receieve a call when the tech is coming. I never did get a call and a senoir tech showed up unannnounced at my door. He checked everything outside except the poll, he said he doesn't climb polls and everything looked fine. I invited him in he checked the wires the modem signal and the mibs. I ran another ping and trace route and he just shakes his head. I said I'm being throttled aren't I? He just looks at me blankly and does not respond for a moment and then  suggested that I call the call center again and leaves. Now I am really frustrated so I call the OOP again. Nobody has called me back still. I have been trying to speak with someone at the OOP for the last 3 months and they will not answer my calls. I made a complaint with the CCTS and they were not able to resolve the issue as they are not able to inforce the rules that the CRTC puts in place. CCTS said that in the terms of conditions it states that even if you are paying for the service rogers does not guarantee that it will work. So I am expected to pay for something that doesn't work? This does not sound right to me. I aslo work from home and use a VPN and my VPN connection is being throttled even more then my home network. I have lost many days of work because of this and I am now on the verge of being fired because my ISP is not reliable. Now I know people are going to say why don't you switch providers? I get a discount to use rogers through my work to make it affordable for me as I don't make a lot of money. I will be filling a complaint with the CRTC next. Any help on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

I have still not recived any help except a email from OOP stating to give hom a call. I have called numerous times left VM and no call back. I was working for a company called sykes which does a lot of CS for rogers. I worked from home and was required to opoay my own phone and internet an buy my own computer, two seperate monitors tqo headsets a desk and chair. Anyways I was recently fired for internet issues that I have explained above. The soloution that I was given was to switch to BELL. Being told that I can not work from home doing rogers CS with rogers internet is an absolute joke. Wondering if you have any other advice that may help me out TIA.


@disappointed2

Next time the speed drops call Rogers and ask them to check your neighbours connection, this will show us if the issue affects just yourself, or other people on your tap/node/cmts.

Is there a pattern when the connection gets slow? is it slow only during peak hours (4pm-10pm) Does it only get slow when it rains, etc.

Can you log in to your modem, goto the DOCSIS WAN page and post the signal levels please, also the DOCSIS Even Page for any errors that have been logged.