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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

Thank you for the suggestion Gdkitty. I tried going that route, I've been told they do not have them yet either.

 

That said, I went to my local rogers store and got the advanced wifi modem for now, just so I can actually get useage out of the new plan i'm paying for, Worked like a charm, may wait a month until all this craziness settles down and then get my rocket modem.

 

Either way, I wouldn't have figured any of this out without your help Gdkitty as the Rogers employees (I tried calling stores, the servide number and, the chat) were not as free with the information. I should say, in fairness to the lady at my local Rogers store, she was great and I took her card. She's my go-to now. 

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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

Yeah.. unless you need the AC specifically.
(which generally, would only really increase INTERNAL wireless speeds)


You should be fine to keep going with the Advanced modem. 
The rest of the MODEM parts of it are the same between the two.



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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

Update on my issue with the new modem not working properly, or getting proper speeds. After getting two different tickets assigned, three different CSR's calling me back, it seems my modem is defective; HOWEVER, they will not swap it out unless I test it with a SECOND wired device. I don't have a second wired device!!! How dare they ask me to borrow someone else's computer to test my modem????

 

I am on the phone now, having asked for an escalation to a supervisor. Just because I don't have two wired devices in my home, gives them more time to drag this issue out. I am fed up, enough to the point where I just may bring this to a media help line. It's been drawn out enough!

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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

So, I got disconnected and hooked up with another CSR, who tells me that although it's unforunate that the technician brought ou the new modem with a CAT 5E cable, I NEED TO GO TO THE ROGERS STORE TO GET THE CAT 6. No apologies for the inconvenience, and this still doesn't help with fact that I am getting half the speed (now 44 down). When will this madness end? Once I cut ties with Rogers once and for all? It's coming....

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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

On the phone with a Supervisor, who proceeded to tell me that speeds from 44 to 72 are acceptable.

IN whose world of 100U????

 

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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

If you have any thoughts that the modem you have is malfunctioning, take it back to the nearest Rogers store and exchange it.  That shouldn't be a problem.  Cat 5e cable??  Bah...

 

Just for interests sake, can you log into the modem, navigate to the DOCSIS WAN page, copy the downstream and upstream tables and paste them into this thread.  I'm wondering what the cable signal levels are at.



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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

aLOL!!!! None of the Rogers stores here in Hamilton have this modem! We went to three different stores, and were told that only technicians can bring them for installation, as there is no inventory! Sorry, have you read downthread, yet? That was the first of my issues!

 

44 down

11 up speedtest.net

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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

For Datalink:

 

Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal strength (dBmV) Channel ID Signal noise ratio (dB) 1 609000000 256QAM -3.700 100 40.366 2 591000000 256QAM -4.000 97 40.946 3 597000000 256QAM -3.900 98 40.366 4 603000000 256QAM -4.100 99 40.366 5 615000000 256QAM -4.000 101 40.366 6 621000000 256QAM -4.200 102 40.366 7 633000000 256QAM -4.100 103 40.946 8 639000000 256QAM -4.200 104 40.366 9 645000000 256QAM -4.700 105 38.983 10 651000000 256QAM -4.800 106 40.366 11 657000000 256QAM -4.400 107 40.366 12 663000000 256QAM -4.600 108 38.983
Upstream Overview Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal Strength (dBmV) Channel ID BandWidth 1 30596000 ATDMA - 64QAM 43.000 6 6400000 2 23700000 ATDMA - 64QAM 41.500 7 6400000 3 38596000 ATDMA - 64QAM 43.000 5 3200000
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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?


@chuckt wrote:

For Datalink:

 

Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal strength (dBmV) Channel ID Signal noise ratio (dB) 1 609000000 256QAM -3.700 100 40.366 2 591000000 256QAM -4.000 97 40.946 3 597000000 256QAM -3.900 98 40.366 4 603000000 256QAM -4.100 99 40.366 5 615000000 256QAM -4.000 101 40.366 6 621000000 256QAM -4.200 102 40.366 7 633000000 256QAM -4.100 103 40.946 8 639000000 256QAM -4.200 104 40.366 9 645000000 256QAM -4.700 105 38.983 10 651000000 256QAM -4.800 106 40.366 11 657000000 256QAM -4.400 107 40.366 12 663000000 256QAM -4.600 108 38.983
Upstream Overview Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal Strength (dBmV) Channel ID BandWidth 1 30596000 ATDMA - 64QAM 43.000 6 6400000 2 23700000 ATDMA - 64QAM 41.500 7 6400000 3 38596000 ATDMA - 64QAM 43.000 5 3200000

That shows only 12 channels... which is way lower than what 'traditional' Rogers areas in Ontario have.

 

This is the Hamilton that was recently acquired by Rogers from Mountain/Shaw/somebody, right? If so, then as I've said before, my sense is that the network there is not up to the usual Rogers standards (i.e. 21 channels on D3 for example) and that's probably the cause of performance issues...

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Re: New Internet packages? Rocket WiFi Modem?

You know that, Vivien...and I didn't. Just proves that Rogers staff are either misinformed, or just don't care, or both.

 

In any case, I had to pretty much tell the supervisor that two hours on the phone was enough, I was hanging up and hubby would be cancelling tomorrow. Then, and only then, did he allow me to book some time for a technician to come out.