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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

I have a black Roger's EasyConnect05600 modem.  If I connect my laptop to it via ethernet cable, my Internet appears to be stable.

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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

@Datalink - yes, we have the Hitron. It's a bit moot since we've gone ahead and cancelled Rogers for now. For me, it's a bit of a matter of principle - this appears to be a known issue, but after all the multiple calls to Rogers that I and others on this thread are making, Rogers appears to be willfully ignorant of it. Every call is a new ticket, and every ticket is "resolved" without so much as a call to ask if the problem is actually fixed. I frankly don't have the time for it. 


In case it helps others: 

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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

My entire family is working and learning from home these days. Foe the past week the internet will stall/flap several times a day - long enough to drop video calls and totally disrupt meetings. This is like a 30 second outage happening 10 times a day.

Is anyone else experience this around Riverside South or Barrhaven in Ottawa?


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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

I’m experiencing the EXACT same issue over the same time span you’ve described.
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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

Hi, I'm not the person you're replying to, but I do have the Hitron CODA-4582, with light blue arrows for upstream and downstream.


Here's a screenshot of my last 12 hours where I have pingplotter target

It looks like it's roughly every 3 hours, where the disconnects end at 1:18pm, 4:27pm, and 7:34 pm.

Is there another modem Rogers could give me? I think Ignite XB6 will increase the price on my monthly bill, unless I'm mistaken. Thanks



Link to image in case the embed image doesn't work. 

Also, here's another image of all the hops, seems my first hop gets consistent 20% packet loss.
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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

You can try filing a complaint on the Rogers site and ask them, as a resolution, to provide you the different modem at no extra cost. It's that, or switching providers, and the latter is obviously more hassle. Simply search for "Rogers share a concern" online.

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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

Having the exact same issue. I’m usually gaming online, so it just kicks me out mid game which is really frustrating. Rogers said that they see no issues from their end. Seriously considering switching ISP.
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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping



First of all, welcome to the forums. I am glad that we are having more Rogers customers affected starting to post their issue on the forums.


The symptoms that a number of Rogers customers are experiencing is the following:

You will experience randomly throughout the day, a period which lasts usually between 5-10 minutes of Intermittent Packet loss or 'high latency' periods. Roughly you will have anywhere between 5-15 packets which are showing as request timed out. If you are on a virtual meeting conference, you may see hear the meeting going on, but you won't be able to speak. Sometimes you may even get dropped. For gaming, you will get dropped. For browsing internet/streaming you will see periods where things are not loading. These random intermittent disconnects/drops will happen between 1-3 times a day on average.


The problem happens even if you use the cable modem in gateway function. For those that have home routers, you may have been calling technical support several times, and waste a lot of time explaining that it is not your home equipment causing the issue. Rogers may 'monitor' your line, but never find anything wrong. Their signal checks usually doesn't see anything wrong. Many of us had field technicians come to our house several times, and done several modem swaps and it does not resolve the issue.


The potential cause of this issue is related to enablement of OFDMA for upstream. You can see this by logging into your cable modem, under cable modem signal page, near the bottom you will see channel 0 in Operate mode. ( Previously it was disabled ).


I've had this enabled in my neighborhood roughly 4 months ago, ever since then I have had countless interactions with Rogers and still cannot get this resolved.


Several Rogers customers has left because they were also experiencing same problem without a fix. Some has gotten some success switching to the X6 Technicolor modem, but that is part of the Rogers Ignite wifi plan, and several of us refuse to pay higher cost for something that is clearly a Rogers infrastructure issue that should be addressed.


I hope that we will continue to see more impacted customers post about this. For the current time being, I have zero hope that this will get addressed as it has been going on for several months now and the only solution for most, is leaving Rogers.

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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

Thanks PizzaBear.


Do you think a competing coaxial ISP with their own modems might fix the issue of regular drops?  Even if they deliver service over the same physical cables?


PS - we have Ignite Wifi but run in bridge mode.  The problems started in Nov without any explanation after great service all summer and fall.  No changes on our side.  Rogers support put us on a 7 data "observation" period and reported that there were no problems.  Not true.

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Re: Internet Keeps Dropping

I had exactly the same experience.  We switched to Ignite in July, and all worked well until late fall.  Different technicians recommended different fixes after assuring me that modem was working fine - and it was with the computer connected via ethernet cable.  However, adding pods (wi-fi enhancers) either using wifi only or wi-fi with a pod-connected ethernet cable or eliminating the pods again completely failed to solve the problem.  The technician who was asked to move the modem closer to my computer advised that this would not stop the intermittent internet dropping.  Instead, he recommended connecting my computer via ethernet cable directly to the modem.  So far, this has worked.  However, to avoid a tripping hazard, I will likely have to move my office into the room with the modem, and I will risk losing the intenet whenever I go to another room with my laptop.  This is not ideal.