That's what they did for me this morning and it didn't work. I suspect they made a change that rendered some modems useless (old or some other reason) for the Pods and the endgame will be that we have to get new modems. At least in my case the modem/gateway works fine.
Yes it's all the same overarching issue. They just have no idea what it is, and since it clearly impacts only some random people they're not exactly falling over themselves to fix it. If it's still a problem Saturday morning I'm taking the modem to Comcast and exchanging it.
I am guessing it's only certain routers and maybe not a whole lot, otherwise we would be seeing this problem reported more widely than just a few people on one thread. Has anyone seen it referenced elsewhere?
I found these, below. The Twitter link includes posts by Comcast reps aware of the issue, the other two are separate Reddit threads;.
Same issue in California in the Sacramento area. Unacceptable, because I needed to adjust the wifi access for my kids this morning so they could get online for distance learning. Not OK xfinity
Googling around on the issue, I came across this (below). Wondering if something backfired in the process ...
I saw on Reddit thatthey pushed out something last night, that probably is to blame. But they'd better fix it by the 11th, otherwise the old pods won't get recertified...unless of course that's their real agenda.
The status page and app work for me now but they won't permit me to reconnect the pods that I disconnected when it said this morning that none of them worked.
For the past two days, my Gateway has been oneline, but all 6 xFi pods remain offline. Unplugging them and plugging them back in doesn't work. Restrating the modem (had this done remotely by Xfinity) does not work. Xfinity tech help does not work: they even tried telling me that this was an "app issue" and my pods were actually really online. I explained twice this was false, as a non-WiFi PC connect to a pod by an Ethernet cable could not go online, and that all the pods' lights were blinking, which is what they do when they (frequently) go offline.
With Xfinity itself seemingly unable to fix its own product, does anyone have any advice?
I've been dealing with the same and the issue seems widespread. I was told (by multiple tchs) that this is due to a software issue and the problem started after a recent update they pushed. I was told to basically wait until the update comes out and there are no alternative solutions.
I'm very close to just throwing all this out and just getting the Google Mesh network.
same here in North Bay California, i just spent 3 hours on the phone talking to 3 different levels of tech support. I was told that this is a national outage affecting over 700 customers or more. No estimated timeline of getting this resolved. Both of my Pods are offline since this morning.
Since it seems to be specific to certain unfortunate routers, I will be going to my local office on Saturday morning, when I don't need the internet, to exchange mine.
Come on ... this is your app, your product, your service. I have wasted hours with your tech support (who you seemingly did not inform of your systemwide problem) and still have no pods online. I had to come to this forum to find out it seems to be some sort of systemwide issue Comcast caused. Why are you not informing your customers of this and giving us an ETA? We pay $$$$ monthly for your service and have to buy your overpriced pods on top of that (now we have to pay even more if we want to "upgrade" to v2). This is terrible customer service.
Same issue here. My pods have been offline since at least 7 AM ET, and the only thing I've heard is "the engineers are aware of the issue and are working on it." I'm sorry, but that's insufficient. I mean, even when they're technically working, the xFi pods are super flakey. I wish I would have just invested a bit more money and gotten an Eero or Google's Mesh network gear. I'm realizing the xFi pods are straight-up trash, and, apparently, the engineers who work on them are less than competent.
My pods all went dead today too. Using the xfinity app on my phone I was able to reconnect them all. Went to profile/Activate xFi Pods. It took longer than it should but I got them all online again. Hope this helps.
When I saw people posting that it was working for them again, I checked and could get to the last step in reconnecting my pods and then it hung and said I should restart the router. I did that, and I think there was some update because it took several minutes longer than usual to restart, but then I was able to reattach all pods and things seem to be working.
Down all day yesterday 2/4.
Came back last night and working.
Still online at 6am EST this morning 2/5.
All offline now as of 7:30am EST 2/5; unplugged and replugged them in, and still down.
Exactly, I woke up this morning and they were all offline, then I restarted (didn't disconnect the pods--learned my lesson yesterday) and they still don't work.
Same here. Mine went offline around 6:00 a.m. yesterday, February 4, 2021, and they remained offline until 8:00 p.m. They went offline again at 6:00 a.m. today, February 5, 2021, and are still offline now.
After speaking with Comcast three ways--India-based chat, possibly AI Twitter chat, and US-based tech support after I elevated it, I can report that the firmware update that fixed the problem yesterday before 9PM EDT has broken everything again and they are working on it. I only elevated it after Twitter chat tried to schedule a tech visit to my house, which I knew to be a waste of time.
Yes, it seems like they fixed it yesterday, then all are dead again today. How incompetent must Comcast be to be able to fix something, then decide they need to "unfix" it after all?
You fixed the problem yesterday, and today we're back to pods being broken. Are the Comcast techs taking the plot of the movie "Groundhog Day" for a documentary? Get your act together and give us the service we are paying far too much for! This is ridiculous!
This is absurd. The pods are all offline, were yesterday, and no communication it was a known issue. Rebooted gateway 10 times, wasted hours trying to delete and add back to system for no reason. Try to call support and no way around phone system but letting them reboot your gateway again and call you back later. Unbelievably frustraiting when you know the issue is something on xfinity's end and just want answers and an eta. Was told I'd get a call back around 9pm, no one ever called. I re-added all pods manually and went to bed, things were working again. Now everything is offline, wifi signal is trash in my garage without them, trash in my office for wifi only devices, just flat out unusable. Again no communication. Can't even open the app. No one has ever called or explained a thing.
This is this worst customer service I've ever had from a provider and I switched from windstream, which I thought could not possibly be topped for incompetence but this is next level.