After 3 chats and 3 levels of technicians, Comcast was finally able to determine my outage of both companion boxes is an "outside" problem not in my home. This is after a dozen restarts and going up and down the stairs half the day Sunday. They were able to tell me, and 4 other customers, right around me are having the same problem and that it is a MoCA network issue, I'm told that is the way the companion boxes talk to the main DVR box in order to play the signal. It is degraded so they cant communicate with each other and they can't even see them correctly from the server. Now they tell me there is no way to determine when a tech will come out to fix the issue due to COVID since they are limiting techs from coming inside a house unless it's necessary. But can you explain to me if the problem is outside, I would assume to mean at the utility pedestal since there are five of us what COVID has to do with it? Other than the excuse for terrible customer service.
I even asked about the MoCA filters and they told me since it was working I didn't need them. And they allegedly pushed it up to the third level tech who did some kind of testing inside and outside and told me it was outside. I would love to know the right answer and would be glad to stop at an Xfinity store if they have the filters. We had just moved 2 months ago, the boxes were working but they always had an issue with the app seeing them although they worked. Thanks for any help.
I did reset it to no avail. The cable coming in goes to a 4-way splitter with the router, DVR, and the two companion boxes attached. The splitter says 7db at each outlet. They're all home runs directly to the splitter at the cable coming in. The router and DVR work fine.
I finally got a technician to respond after replacing all of the boxes as the CSR at the store suggested and the same issue was occurring. The Tech replaced the splitter, all the coax ends and put a moca filter on the line, as I asked about on the very first call to the 800 number. A frustrating week finally came to an end. I will say that I had also contacted Comcastcares on Twitter and was pleasantly surprised that they do monitor that and kept up with asking what my status was.