FWIW, this was my problem.
ARRIS SurfBoard SVG2482AC (** OWNED). Brand new customer and modem. Do not have access to xFi, since I own the equipment (apparently??).
Odd thing was that only iOS devices (iPhones, iPad, and iPod) were automagically paused. All other devices were able to join WiFi network and browse without issue.
Did the support tech thing... restart devices... reboot router.... end result > You need to call ARRIS. ARRIS response > Comcast owns the firmware, take it up with them.
This should be step # 1 in the troubleshooting handbook!
the xfinity xfi app used to let me pause and unpause devices and now I think they are paused...but they are not. I cannot pause devices. please help! I called and they wrote up a ticket and told me it has been sent to tier 2 dept?! please contact me and tell me how to fix this. I have deleted and redownloaded the app and tried forgetting the device and adding it again without success.
Originally configured Device Management blocking/bedtime directly in my DPC3941 gateway, then found that the xFi app was available and had more options, so spent 1-2 hours naming all devices and profiles. Later found that the bedtime rules in the gateway were overriding the bedtime rules in xFi. So I logged into the gateway and performed "reset to factory defaults". This forced me to set a new WiFi name and WiFi password, which was a pain, but went ahead and did that, and when I logged into the gateway I found that the gateway bedtime rules had cleared themselves out, which is what I needed done...Reconnected all my devices to the new WiFi name/password. Found that only 1 of about 5 active devices that were actively connected to WiFi were shown as connected in the xFi app. Restarted the gateway and then most of the active devices did show correctly as connected in xFi.
Even after doing this, the xFi bedtime problem is not fully resolved. The gateway bedtime rules no longer seem to override the xFi bedtime rules, however there seems to be a new problem with the xFi bedtime rules: Lets say that I want to allow a laptop to connect to the Internet while it is in Bedtime mode on a Tuesday... Since there is no option to temporarily "Unpause" the device (wouldn't that be nice!) I go ahead and delete the school day bedtime rule. Now in the xFi app the device shows connected with the green dot, but on the actual laptop the web browser still says it's in bedtime mode and won't load any webpages, and yes, WiFi is connecting to the gateway of course. After fussing with it for about half an hour and deleting the weekend bedtime rule in xFi it finally connected.
1. How long should it take to allow a device to connect after the bedtime rule is deleted?
2. In order to allow a device to connect during bedtime, as a work-around, is it necessary to delete both the school day and weekend bedtime rules?
3. Why isn't there an option to temporarily "unpause" a device during bedtime?
4. Is it possible to block Internet access from 9pm until 3pm the following day? Currently 11:30am the following day is the latest...
5. How do I get the xFi bedtime feature to work reliably? As stated I've already reset my DPC3941 gateway to factory defaults and still have issues.
6. How do I private message a Comcast employee here? Do I have to submit at least one post first or something?
Hello, I have this Pause or Bedtime problem. It happens with only one from the three devices I use the wifi with. I called customer service, and they indicated it is a manufacturers issue (LG). Can you help me? Thank you
Got the GB Plan with new Xfinity modem/router. Now xFi will not pause any device. Deleted xFi app, changed network name/password, downloaded xFi app again. Devices are discovered by xFi app and correctly identifies connected devices, but will not pause any - even though xFi app indicates device is paused.
Sounds like you need to start a new thread with GB Plan in the Subject.
So we are having the issue where we are unable to pause devices. Xfi indicates they are paused, but they are still working. After reading the posts, I am afraid to call the 800 number - my experience has also been that I often end up with a bigger problem than I called about.
I am having an isse with it saying my phone is in Pause or Bedtime mode. Support has not been able to help, can someone help help me? thanks!
I can help you. Can you please verify your first and last name, and the phone number or account number associated with your services in a private message?
To send a private message click on my name "ComcastChe", then click private message me.
Please send me a private message by clicking on my name, "ComcastChe" then click private message me. In the body of this message please verify your first and last name, and the account number or phone number associated with your services.I can help.
One of our machines is paused in bedtime mode even though we have disconnected and reconnected the device, following the online troubleshooting steps. However, the dashboard shows that it's connected and shows no connection errors.
Are you still having this problem? If yes, I can assist you. So that I can take a look at your account, please send me a private message and include your full name and account primary email address. Please click on my name to see my profile, and then hit the blue "Send Message" button.
I can not see where to send a personal message on this forum.
You have to click on the Comcast Employee's name and you will see a "send message" on the right side.
I am having issues with the Paused or in Bedtime Mode being "stuck" on one of my devices. Although the device is connected to the modem it can not connect to the internet and keeps erroring "Paused or in bedtome mode". Please help.
If you are having this issue with pausing and un pausing devices like I had please go to your account online and select Troubl shoot then get help. You will see an option for Restart your Gateway. Select restart your Gateway and this should clear the cache of the devices connected to your Gateway/modem and remove devices caught in the pause unpaused loop. This process should take about 10 minutes. This option works better than simply unplugging the power cord from the Gateway.
Hi Darcieandstanc, Would you be able to send me a private message with your First and Last name, and your zip code for verification? I can take a look at your account settings for you.
I am having issues unpause go my son’s iPad. Usually only happens on Sunday. What information can I send to help get this fixed?
I can assist you. So that I can take a look at your account, please send me a private message and include your full name and account primary email address. Please click on my name to see my profile, and then hit the blue "Send Message" button.