I have purchased Rogers Internet a month ago, and it has never proved a stable internet service. I have had 4 technicians come to my suite on separate occasions, and none of them have been able to fix the issue. The most recent technician said it was an area issue, and that it was actually fixed the day prior, but he still wanted to come to my suite to let me know in person, rather than cancel the appointment. I initially thought “great, he took the time out of his day to still come by my place to let me know the issue has been resolved!”. The problem is, the issue is not resolved. My internet will drop upwards of 6-7 times a day, and it’s getting very frustrating. The last support agent I spoke with told me to that my only option at this point is to post my problem here on this forum. I’m just trying to get some proper help, and it’s crazy how difficult it seems to get that help.
Good afternoon @Luke1996
Welcome to the Community Forums and congrats on your first post!
Having that many technicians out within the first month of getting your service is not a good start. Thank your patience.
Are all of your devices disconnecting at the same time when it drops? When the internet drops out, do you notice if the @ light on your modem is going off completely or flashing?
Looking forward to your reply so we can get your internet stable
Thank you, I would recommend giving us a shout in PM. We'll need to gather your account details and look into the problem further by running some diagnostics on your connection and area.
We just got a new Rocket Modem. Prior to its installation I had no problem connecting to the internet. Now every so often I am confronted by a warning message:
So is this a problem with the ASUS Router or the Rocket modem? If it is the router, and it's not that old, how do we fix this? This laptop is an older model (2013) and a newer machine is not experiencing this problem.
@Cap07 I'll see that warning occasionally if I'm playing around with the modem or router and trying to access the modem thru the router where the router hasn't received its IP address. If I modify the router's MAC address and the CMTS isn't happy with that particular MAC address, it won't assign an IP address to the router, and I'll see a warning similar to what you have posted. I wouldn't normally see those warnings in day to day use.
How are you connecting the router to the modem? Thru a short commercially produced Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable, or thru house ethernet?
Are you running stock firmware on the router, or Merlin's Asuswrt?
What modem did you have previously?
Just to point out, I've run Asus routers with the CGN3, CGN3ACSMR, CGNM-3552 and CODA-4582 and never had any issues. The modem was configured for Bridge mode normally and occasionally in Gateway mode for test purposes.
My daughter is way more tech savvy than I am. She went into the router and found that the two PCs having problems were on a blocked access list. She thinks this may have something to do with a recent firmware upgrade, because the two PCs weren't on there before.
Hoping this solves the problem.....
Personally I wouldn't suspect any problems from the Windows 7 pc's even though Windows 7 is long in the tooth, so to speak. With the router sitting between the modem and the Windows 7 pc's I definitely wouldn't suspect anything. Is the modem running in Bridge mode with the router running in full router mode?
1. Have a look at the back of the modem, specifically the product sticker and let me know what model of CGN3xxx modem you have? There are several CGN3xxx modem models.
2. Again at the back of the modem, confirm that the connected port LED is flashing amber, indicating a 1 Gb/s connect rate with the router.
3. Log into the modem and have a look at the Software (firmware) version that is loaded on the modem.
If you know that the modem has received a newer firmware version recently, reboot / restart the modem. Pull the power from the modem, wait for 10 to 15 seconds and plug it back in to force a restart. Even though the firmware update includes a tail end reboot, I've always found that a factory reset, or at minimum a reboot / restart is required in order for the modem to operate as its expected to after an update.
Fwiw, the list of firmware updates for the modem models can be seen here:
Whenever you have time, can you drill down into the Device Manager on the two Windows 7 pc's and have a look to see if the ethernet adapters are Realtek adapters? We've seen issues with Realteck adapters in the past, but, I wouldn't expect any in your situation with the router connected to the modem and the pc's connected to the router. So, just curious at this point.
Now, I wouldn't rule out issues with the higher data rate. What were you running previously and what do you have now in terms of the internet plan data rates? If there's a huge leap, perhaps it simply comes down to whats behind the ethernet port, that is to say, processor type and speed, memory onboard, hard drive speed, etc, etc. Essentially everything that really determines just how fast a motherboard will handle incoming and outgoing data.
When you run a speedtest using the www.speedtest.net Rogers Toronto server, what do you get with the Windows 7 pc's versus the Windows 10 pc?
@Cap07 have a look at the following post:
I had to set one pc recently as follows:
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=experimental
After doing that, the Windows 10 pc returned to 900+ Mb/s on the download tests.
Here's the Microsoft reference page for this setting;
Fwiw, you could play with that setting on the Windows 7 pc's just to see if it will make any difference in the datarates, and kill that error as well, if the router setting change hasn't had the desired effect.