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Connection Down .... Again

My internet connection has been going in and out over the last few days and now it's completely out. I called tech support tonight (well, technically my wife called them) and they said my modem was "outdated."

 

This explanation seems less likely to be accurate and more likely to be a lazy excuse on Comcast's part to not look any further into the issue. Why would the modem suddenly become outdated? Isn't it more likely that something suddenly happened with the service?

 

Also, my modem is an ARRIS/Motorola SB6121 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0. I'm no modem expert but I think that's a pretty popular and well-regarded modem. If it's outdated for some reason, I think a lot of people would be making a stink about it.

 

AND ... Comcast has tried to blame my modem in the past and of course they were dead wrong. I wrote about the whole ordeal on my blog: http://blog.joelberghoff.com/2015/01/03/my-experience-with-comcast-so-far/

 

Anyway ... Comcast, please help me out here. I'm very skeptical that this is an issue on my end. 

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Hi bergonom,

 

The type of modem you have is just fine for our service. I wanted to run some tests and check signal strength but the modem isn't showing online. I wanted to confirm with you that the modem is connected. If it is, then something is preventing signal from reaching it. You would need a tech to come out to check the line connections and see why it's not connecting. 


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I couldn't wait any longer, so I went into the local Comcast store and "rented" a modem. I took it home and hooked it up and - big surprise - it didn't work.

 

A technician is coming out Sunday.

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Hi Bergonom,

 

I'm having the exact same problem with that modem as well right now.  So what did the Comcast technician do to resolve the issue?

 

Thanks,
T

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The problem was a "bad drop." I don't really understand that because I've had Comcast techs come out twice before in the past (maybe 10 months ago) and fix the connection outside my house. Do they just go bad over time?

 

Anyway, things are working now. It's just annoying to have no service for almost a week and to have to go through the process of renting their modem, finding out it's not the source of the problem, returning the modem, then having to contact Comcast to get refunded for lost time and rental fees for an unnecessary modem.

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bergonom wrote:

Do they just go bad over time?


Yes they deteriorate. Or perhaps it was a squirrel chew.




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