been with them for only 4years but never had any problems like this before. Defiantly would of noticed it. Im going to my local shop shortly to go pick up the new router that will apparently fix it let see.
I've had this issue for ~ 2 - 3 weeks now. The packet loss is infuriating and online play is impossible. I thought maybe at the beginning it was an issue with my router/modem but it seems pretty much the issue you all have too.
Ping has started…
PING google.com (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=0 ttl=52 time=19.733 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=4 ttl=52 time=26.940 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=5 ttl=52 time=17.087 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=6 ttl=52 time=15.913 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=7 ttl=52 time=15.539 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=8 ttl=52 time=26.102 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=9 ttl=52 time=17.415 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=10 ttl=52 time=17.770 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=11 ttl=52 time=16.295 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=12 ttl=52 time=15.838 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=12 ttl=52 time=16.836 ms (DUP!)
Request timeout for icmp_seq 13
Request timeout for icmp_seq 14
Request timeout for icmp_seq 15
Request timeout for icmp_seq 16
Request timeout for icmp_seq 17
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=18 ttl=52 time=17.335 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=19 ttl=52 time=20.959 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=20 ttl=52 time=18.551 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=21 ttl=52 time=18.129 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=22 ttl=52 time=16.838 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=23 ttl=52 time=17.043 ms
I'm not using the net till mid Feb after tomorrow, hopefully it's fixed by then. Have ages on my contract so I guess I'm stuck with it
I'm watching the network live in real time right now, either Virgin has some of the most faulty equipment on this gods earth, or they are under attack, I'm seeing packet loss hitting 90% along a simple path to google.co.uk nothing is working, twitch is constantly cutting off, this is the worst its been in the last 2 weeks.
Been going on around 3 weeks now, something tells me it's not a straightforward fix as surely they can't be this incompetent to have not gotten around to it by now.
They they are either unwilling (will cost too much to fix?) or unable (over-saturation?) to resolve and are hoping this issue will just die down? Why else are they completely unwilling to recognize the issue in an official capacity?
Logging into the Service Status page just to see "Broadband - no known issues" really is a kick in the teeth.
If anyone does happen to live in a block of flats that's privately owned you can contact companies such as hyperoptic and start the process of seeing if there's enough demand for them to look at installing it in your building, don't expect it to be quick mind you, it really does suck having no fibre alternatives allowing companies to treat their customers with as little care as VM do.
So I received a new router as they believe this would resolve it but i highly doubt it.
I must be doing something wrong, I thought it was easy as disconnecting the old one connecting new one and it will work
It wasn't connecting to the internet and was giving me the message IPv4 gateway it's not working?
Not sure why? Could be me thought everything just works on default, I would of liked it to work as it is the white hub goes with my decor lol. Either way i don't believe this will fix the problem, it has been a lot worse this evening I am actually having to sit in front of the telly with the family and actually smile together as doing anything else is a no go.
Sonny you have to ring the number on the paperwork that comes with the box and answer some questions on the phones keypad, its all automatic lol, read the instructions i'm not sure if you have to connect the new modem before ringing, its been so long since I've had to do it, and yes tonight has been very bad, I believe they have reset their equipment in the last hour as the packet loss stopped for half an hour or so, remember Saturday and Sunday afternoon/evening are the busiest usage times.
called the retention team, they said they arent in breach of service provision unless i have no internet for 30 days, they dont understand what packet loss is and have to speak to the tech team to find out. But they said they checked my area and I have no other options, and cant cancel...then left it there
They are misinformed. You are covered by the consumer rights act regardless of them not breaching their own incredibly low service provision terms. You don't have to prove that you have hadnointernet connectionfor 30 days, only that the internet service provided by VM is not 'fit for purpose' i.e. gaming. Keep recording the packet loss on your connection by using a broadband quality monitor from think broadband.com
Consumer Rights Act requires that the service is:
of satisfactory quality
fit for purpose
Right now they are not meeting any of these requirements in area 15. But the onus to provethis will be on you, which is why its important to gather as much information as possible and record everything. After 8 weeks you can file a complaint with CISAS the dispute resolution service, the result of which would almost certainly be that you are allowed to terminate early at no financial penalty - if that's what you want. If you don't want to wait 8 weeks you can request a deadlock letter but I don't see any reason they would want to give you that rather then making you wait the full 8 weeks.