So, I went online at around 1830 and the recent problems seemed to have gone away. No rubber banding, no lag. Until 2 minutes ago where it went back to how it was. I’m not sure if this is connected but I’m worried it was a short lived fix.
Yeah I guarantee you nothing was changed. There are moments on the BQM you can see maybe an hour or two of relatively good internet but then it just goes back to normal. See BQM.
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Standard reply with a complaint number, I expect nothing to happen
Good morning everyone I've just had the Virgin service engineer around, all good my end, levels normal, speed normal, network showing no faults, he has acknowledged the packet loss and I've got it in writing on his checklist sheet, he has advised that Virgin tried to increase their capacity just before xmas and its been since then that there has been a problem, all problems before that were probably down to congestion on the network, all four of his calls today have all been for the same issue (packet loss) the problem is affecting N1, N7, N8, N15, N16, N19, E8 and he was very honest about the course of action as it stands, his manager is collecting data from all those affected and will be sending a report to the network team, it could take up to 10 days for a response, this issue could be more than just area 15 related and there has been talk that they may have to switch of the network and do a complete reset, as they're having difficulty isolating the fault, this was all an attempt to increase network capacity for the holidays and they failed miserably, he has left me his number and asked me to give him a ring if there has been no fix after 10 days, the only positive to this is you can remove yourself from your contract without penalty following the route laid out on page 10 of this thread.
So there we have it, i'm not sure about the network capacity increase but it does correlate to when my issues started, and the sudden change in line quality.
I will be making a decision in the next couple of days about switching provider or even just getting a cheap 2nd line for contingency purposes such as these.
I will continue to post my BQM's 3 times a day and hope everyone doesn't get too frustrated with this issue, as its not a quick fix
I may be being thick but if this is an interference issue somewhere then can't they just book in outage windows from say 2am to 5am, and split the coax network in half to see which half the problem is in? Then split that half in half until the segments get smaller and smaller? It can't be a faulty network device because it wouldn't take a month to find a router that was dropping packets all over the place.
Perhaps Virgin don't have a clear picture of the coaxial network topology and that's delaying work?