I'm hoping you might be able to help advise me on a puzzling situation with my Technicolor CGM4140COM modem. I've had Xfinity out a number of times to fix but they can't identify the issue without a repro.
Any devices connected to LAN and Wifi will lose network connectivity - as if the modem is suddenly rebooting. It shows no physical signs of rebooting that I can see.
- Both LAN port lights slowly flash at the same time
- XFi app from phone (accessed via cell network) says it can't connect to the modem
- Local network comes back first
- Internet comes back a few minutes later
- Once the connection comes back I'll resume whatever I was doing (eg. streaming video) and often the connection will drop again in the same manner and take a few minutes to come back.
- This happens almost every day but days can go by without it happening.
- This happens mostly between ~10:30am and ~2:00pm. Very rarely earlier or later than that.
- The modem logs don't show any evidence of issues - the uptime/LAN/Wifi uptimes are all as expected (eg. 10 hrs uptime when this problem happened 20 minutes ago).
- This didn't suddenly start happening during covid homeschooling, it's been happening for at least 2 years now.
- I do go over the 1.2Tb cap each month.
- The modem is in a workroom and connected directly to the cable socket.
- The big Xfinity adapter thing with the green light is down by the TV connected to a splitter.
- Up/Down Power and SNR seem to be within tolerances.
Some random events that (by coincidence? happened at the same as the connection dropping:
- Door slamming.
- Doorbell ringing.
- Electric kettle boiling.
- Load aircraft overhead.
Any thoughts really would be greatly appreciated, especially as this is now impacting my kids ability to engage in online classes effectively.
Forgot to say:
- the modem has been replaced at least twice.
- Multiple engineers have found nothing wrong with wiring/hardware/etc
More data, since this just happened again.
- Local network is accessible the entire time, it's just the internet connection that stops working. For example, I can still connect to the Modem on 10.0.0.1.
- This is what I observed from the Modem when the connection first went down:
(Multiple Bonded channels)
Then, a few moments later, I refreshed the page and saw this:
(2 bonded channels)
Before it returned to this again:
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I kept a log from the first week or so of September:
|Date||Time||Outage Type||Outage Detail||Events|
|9/1/2020||12:16||Blip||Internet disconnected, streaming video stopped|
|9/1/2020||12:18||Blip||Internet disconnected, streaming video stopped|
|9/1/2020||13:03||Blip||Internet disconnected, streaming video stopped|
|9/1/2020||13:16||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Front door opened/closed, Small aircraft overhead|
|9/1/2020||13:18||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Internal garage door opened/closed|
|9/1/2020||13:50||Full Outage||Internet down|
|9/2/2020||11:30||Full Outage||Internet down|
|9/2/2020||13:35||Slow||Poor video conferencing, audio/video cutting out|
|9/2/2020||12:45||Full Outage||Internet down||Distant helicopter|
|9/2/2020||13:12||Blip||Streaming video stopped|
|9/2/2020||13:25||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Internal door closed due to wind gust thru window|
|9/2/2020||13:28||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Front door opened/closed|
|9/2/2020||13:31||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Front door opened/closed|
|9/2/2020||15:14||Blip||Video conference stutter|
|9/3/2020||10:52||Blip||Internet disconnected||Someone entered the room|
|9/3/2020||19:56||Blip||Streaming video stopped|
|9/3/2020||20:04||Blip||Streaming video stopped|
|9/3/2020||20:24||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Child walking around house with electronic voice changer|
|9/4/2020||11:24||Blip||Online meeting video/audio dropped|
|9/4/2020||11:40||Blip||Internet disconnected||Internal door closed|
|9/4/2020||12:20||Full Outage||Internet down|
|9/4/2020||13:08||Blip||Streaming video stopped|
|9/4/2020||13:10||Full Outage||Streaming video stopped||Coffee machine activated|
|9/4/2020||13:24||Blip||Streaming video stopped||Child walked up stairs|
|9/4/2020||13:34||Blip||Streaming video stopped|
|9/4/2020||15:45||Blip||Internet disconnected||Gardners outside|
|9/5/2020||13:31||Blip||Internet disconnected||Coffee machine activated|
|9/5/2020||14:07||Blip||Internet disconnected||Loud jet|
|9/6/2020||13:24||Full Outage||Internet down||Microwave|
|9/9/2020||10:13||Blip||Internet disconnected||Garbage Truck outside|
|9/9/2020||10:23||Blip||Internet disconnected||Distant gardener with mower|
|9/9/2020||12:38||Full Outage||Internet down||Garbage truck in distance|
|9/10/2020||12:08||Full Outage||Internet down|
Does anyone think it could be an electical circuit thing? A spike in usage like eg. Microwave or Garage Door or Coffee machine heating? Is there any way I can rule that out?
Something intermittent is going on. Perhaps there is noise ingress into the line(s) somewhere.
There are other signal stat figures that can't be read by the modem. They are the "Upstream Rx Power" (Upstream Receive Power Level), the "Upstream SNR Ch." (Upstream Signal To Noise Ratio), and the "Upstream ICFR" (In Channel Frequency Response). These are as equally important in diagnosing connectivity issues as are the modem's stats.
I'm going to escalate your issue to the Comcast corporate employees that are available to these boards. They will be able to poll the CMTS to see whether or not everything is in the green zone, see your node / cable plant and modem health, and also see a history plot for the modem. You should get a reply here in your topic. Good luck !
Thank you for using the Forum to share the experience you've been having with your modem. I agree with @EG. There appears to be something else that could be causing this. I'd be happy to investigate and find a resolution. To get started, please send me a private message with your full name, as it appears on your billing statement. To send a message, click on my name "ComcastChe," then click "send a message."