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Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Azsune
I'm Here A Lot

I recent switched to rogers and have had the service for a few weeks now. The problem started last week  the WiFi would just shut off and be off for 3-5 mins every 2-4 hours. Restarted the modem would stop it from occurring for about one day. When this happens the Ethernet is fine and does not lose internet or anything and logging into the modem displays an up time on the WiFi of 0 seconds while it is down, but the modem doesn't seem to log anything but logins.

 

I called in two times, the first tech restarted the modem and said all is good and that was it, the second sent a tech. When the tech came I explained what was happening and said it is the temporary line, I asked then why was the Ethernet fine. He responded with it can be caused by the line as it is temporary and vanished. I later asked my roommate if he saw him leave and he mentioned he was going to his van to see if there was an order for a permanent line to the house and that was the last we saw of him.

 

Since then I have switched to bridge mode and plugged in my old router and it has only gone off once and it was the modem rebooting for some reason in the middle of the night. The issue with this is my router can't handle Gigabit speeds and I was hoping that the one Rogers provided would be adequate. The modem Rogers gave me is the Arris XB6.

 

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Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

RogersMoin
Moderator
Moderator

Hello, @Azsune.

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums! 🙂

 

Thank you for posting the WiFi connectivity issue in the Community.

 

The WiFi going offline for 3-5 minutes every 2-4 hours seems strange, has anything changed prior to this issue occurring? Like relocating the modem or adding a cordless phone base close to the modem etc. 

 

When the WiFi goes offline, have you noticed the TVs stopped streaming?

 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

 

 

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Hi @RogersMoin,

 

I have the modem in the same spot it was setup in, I also don't have any cordless phones. The TV's stop streaming due to the WiFi going out. I only made a change after it started happening by bridging the modem and using my own router to make it stable, but this was after the tech had come and left.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Hello, @Azsune.

 

I appreciate your effort of bridging the modem and trying your own router. Since the WiFi continues to remain stable through your router, we can look into swapping out the modem. Please send us a private message at @CommunityHelps.  You can find details about our private messaging in this blog.

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Everything cuts out, every hour or two. Phones, gaming system, computers, Tv's...
We just had Rogers installed yesterday, the first time I have ever switched companies in over 20 years... This is a little disappointing. And I really am not into calling and sitting on hold for hours.
My husband also said the box they installed was used. Perhaps the problem could be as simple as the box?

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

@Momofboys 

 

My issue was never resolved. They came and replaced my cable modem and the issue went a way for a couple of days then started right back up. Restarting it stops it from happening for a few hours but doesn't solve the problem. I ended up just turning off the WiFi and using my own access point. This stopped all the disconnecting but didn't resolve my modems WiFi issue as I am paying a rental I at least expect it to work.

 

I have switched companies a few times in the past few years. The best support came from Start.ca but they do not have the speed of Rogers or Bell and their TV is subpar(main reason I switched to Rogers). I miss not renting equipment and being able to select my own hardware but they don't provide the same level of service.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Hello @Momofboys,

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

Disruptions can really be inconvenient. Did the pattern continue today as well? I realize waiting on the phones can be quite an ordeal, you can always contact our tech support staff via Live Chat and social media as well.

 

 

 

 

RogersZia

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

93forever
I've Been Around

I've had Rogers Ignite for a few months now and up until Sun, Sep 22/19 its been working perfectly. Then all of sudden my internet would go offline for around 5 mins or so, like some of the other customers have said, randomly throughout the day...and yes the tv as well. I've spoke to countless technicians over the phone and of course as I was talking to them everything looked good on the their end but had my modem rebooted anyway. It did not help. I've had four technicians come to my house in a week and a half with the first three claiming they fixed the problem. They've switched out filters, switched cables, swapped out my modem, swapped out the three pods and even ran a temporary cable because the buried one at my house was suspect. The fourth technician told me since he ran the temporary cable there have been no "flaps" at all, but unfortunately my internet was still going offline.  So just tonight Fri, Oct 4th I decided to seek out answers for myself online which has been a bit of a task since my internet went down twice while I was doing it. When I found this forum and someone mentioned ethernet, I thought, my son's Xbox has a wired connection and wondered if it still worked and sure enough it did. So it seems to me the WiFi is not broadcasting even though the light on my modem is solid white which I'm told is what you want to see.

 

Someone needs to figure this out because it is extremely frustrating to say the least. My kids are in school and have had to go to a friend's house to finish online assignments and to do research...... that is not acceptable!

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

-G-
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

Hi @93forever  and welcome to the Rogers Community Forums.  When the Rogers techs were working in your home, did they do a WiFi "health check" of any kind or did they focus exclusively on your Internet connection?

 

Faulty hardware is always a possibility but 99% of the time, sudden Wi-Fi connectivity issues are caused by local interference or conflicts with your neighbours' WiFi.  This is especially a problem in areas where there are many WiFi networks and a neighbour's equipment is operating on the same channel that you are using.  If your XB6 modem/gateway is located in your basement and sets its WiFi channels automatically, it may not pick up a strong signal from any of your neighbours' equipment and therefore may not be able to make an optimal automatic channel selection.

 

If you are connecting on a 2.4 GHz channel, you could also be getting interference from non-Wi-Fi equipment operating on those same frequencies.  (One of my friends suddenly started losing W-iFi every day at around the same time.  It then happened again one day right after saying goodnight to his neighbours, who had to put their baby to bed.  He lost Wi-Fi when they turned on their baby monitor.)

 

You can troubleshoot potential problems with a Wi-Fi scanner on your computer/tablet/smart phone.  With this tool, you can view all WiFi networks in your area and check to see whether any nearby networks are using the same WiFi channels as your modem.  When you lose Wi-Fi connectivity, you can also use this tool to double-check whether your modem's WiFi is still active.  You can also check for errors in your modem's error log by logging into it and going to "Troubleshooting > Logs"

 

In other threads, we have discussed how to troubleshoot problems with slow Wi-Fi speeds but many of those tips can also be used to improve the stability of your Wi-Fi network:

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Internet/slow-wifi/m-p/429489#M54216


Re: the Wi-Fi scanner: That troubleshooting post contains links for some tools that you can install on a PC. If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, you can install Apple's "AirPort Utility" from the App Store.  The utility is meant to configure Apple's (now discontinued) Wi-Fi gear but it also has a Wi-Fi scanner that can be enabled in settings.  If you have a Mac, macOS contains Wireless Diagnostics that contain a Wi-Fi scanner.  Similar tools are also available on Android.

Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Andycarl
I've Been Here Awhile
The same problem started with us yesterday. All TVs go on and off randomly. Very aggravating. Might have switched to Ignite too soon.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

aehunt
I've Been Here Awhile

This happens to me regularly. I'll go days with no interruptions, then suddenly the WiFi goes off repeatedly, usually for a few minutes (sometimes up to 4 or 5 minutes). This can happen numerous times before it stops and normal WiFi service resumes. It's not my equipment (I've tried all the tricks). Problem is, when Rogers WiFi goes out, everything goes out: TV, home phone, internet, etc. One thing I'll say about Bell: I had their WiFi/cable/home phone bundle for two years. Number of times my WiFi went out in that period: Zero. With Rogers, I've lost count. Sigh.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

-G-
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

@aehunt wrote:

Problem is, when Rogers WiFi goes out, everything goes out: TV, home phone, internet, etc. One thing I'll say about Bell: I had their WiFi/cable/home phone bundle for two years. Number of times my WiFi went out in that period: Zero. With Rogers, I've lost count. Sigh.


If you are losing Home Phone, then the problem is not with your Wi-Fi but with either your XB6 Gateway or some issue affecting your Rogers Internet service.

 

When installed correctly, I don't think that Rogers' Wi-Fi solutions are any better or worse than what you get from Bell, or even your own equipment.  The problem is that people now depend on Wi-Fi for more and more things, and the situation gets worse when they deploy solutions to expand and improve Wi-Fi coverage in their homes but lack the technical knowledge of how to implement those solutions in such a way that they minimize the impact on the surrounding environment.  My Wi-Fi is normally rock-solid stable... until one of my neighbours makes a change to their Wi-Fi setup that, in turn, (sometimes severely) impacts the stability of my Wi-Fi.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Donnaverner
I've Been Here Awhile

My ignite internet and tv keeps going off. And my wifi extender starts flashing. How do I resolve this issue

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Your own extender? or rogers supplied one?

Sounds like the extender is loosing communication with the others/base

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

aehunt
I've Been Here Awhile

Actually, as impossible as it is to believe, my Rogers WiFi has gotten even worse since my previous post. It goes out even more frequently, and for longer times. I've had technicians come out to the house (I'm now the proud owner of three "pods" that seem to do absolutely nothing), and I've tried every trick in the book (unplugging the modem, etc. etc.). My WiFi service is beyond appalling. And far from cheap. Bell is looking a lot more appealing. I hate to go back, but the disruptions are too numerous and really a pain.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

-G-
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

@aehunt  Did the Rogers techs ever try swapping out the XB6 Modem/Gateway, and did they troubleshoot the problem in the evening when Wi-Fi activity in your area is likely to be at its peak?  Are you seeing disconnects with all Wi-Fi devices or just with the Xi6 set-top boxes?  Were things working fine when the Rogers techs left?

 

As for Wi-Fi itself, any one of a number of factors could cause poor performance and instability: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/802-eleventy-what-a-deep-dive-into-why-wi-fi-...

Your current situation could also have taken a turn for the worse due to your neighbours doing all of the wrong things in an attempt to fix their own Wi-Fi issues.

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

davej13
I Plan to Stick Around

I'm kind of seeing something similar to this but not as drastic, yet.  Watching TV last night the signal would seem to disconnect every couple of minutes for 10-20 seconds at a time.  Checking the network properties it looked like the TV box in my living room (main floor, with pod in the same room) was connecting up to my pod in the master bedroom.  Resetting the box got it to connect to the pod less than 10 feet away and the problem seemed to go away for a bit, but would return a few hours later.

 

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

My t.v cell phone and computer randomly lose wifi connection

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Sydney01
I've Been Around

Well I guess I am not the only person with troubles.We switched to Ignite 2 weeks ago.Since then the wifi stops working every 2 hrs sometimes longer sometimes shorter.About 5 mins later it is back on.We lose internet and all tv's.We did NOT have this problem with our old Rogers system.Does anyone have a solution to this or am I just going to throw it on the front lawn and try to get my old system back.Had enough!

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

Hello @Sydney01 and welcome to the Rogers Community Forums.

 

I realize how frustrating interrupted service can be. Has anything changed prior to this issue occurring? Like relocating the modem or adding a cordless phone base close to the modem etc. Have you had a chance to speak to technical support about this or have had a tech out?

 

We can run some tests on our end to ascertain what the cause may be. Please reach out to us via PM @CommunityHelps and we'll be happy to help. You can find details about our private messaging in this blog.

 

 

 

RogersZia

Re: Ignite TV - WiFi Disconnects Randomly

aehunt
I've Been Here Awhile

I sympathize. The problem has not been solved for me. I've had several technicians come out to my house, and they've done everything that can be done (including installing "pods" in each room that don't make a difference). I'm now told I have to wait until spring, when it warms up and they can run a new underground cable to my house. I'm thinking of switching back to Bell, but I'm still trying to make up my mind. There's a lot I love about Ignite, and if this wasn't happening, I'd stick with Rogers. But it's extremely disruptive, and they can't fix it. Well, not until the spring, anyway. And who knows what will happen then? Sigh.

 

(Ironically, the first time I tried to post this, my WiFi went out. Maybe the second time will be the charm! At a certain point, all you can do is laugh.)

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