Our broadband drops out very regularly, a few times an hour for a few minutes (sometimes longer if the hub reboots itself).
After two engineer visits, a new hub and new cabling, the situation is no better. This has been an issue for 2 months. If I manage to speak to someone I am told that there is no issue on ‘their end’ and the virgin broadband test online is infuriating.
Following advice I have set up a thinkbroadband network monitoring app which over the last week shows constant ‘dropped packets’ and constant spikes of ‘high latency’. As a lay person I have no idea what this means but am told it can cause dropped connections.
Do a quick check that all of your coax connections are in nice and "finger" tight at the Hub and wall box and at any splitters/attenuators/etc with no “unterminated loose ends, and that the internal wiring is ok with no kinking or chaffing. Also check that all looks good with the outside cabling and wall box.
If that’s all good.... Post up your Hub/network connection details and someone will check to see if there is a problem there. In your browser’s URL box type in http://192.168.0.1 (or http://192.168.100.1 - if in modem mode) and hit return. On the first page up [there should be no need to login if you have done so before] click on the “router status” icon/text at bottom-middle of first page up and then copy/paste 3 FULL sets of data onto here – from the Downstream, Upstream, & Network Logs pages. Don't worry too much about the formatting it can be easily read & DON’T include personal data or MAC addresses - blank them out - if you copy/paste the data, the board software will do this for you (you may need to click the "submit" button a second time).
Also - post up your BQM for us to see.
-------------------- John --------------------
I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
Did you manage to get your issues fixed? Mines doing exact same and has similar logs as yours. Been going on for over 5 weeks now. I even brought a new TP-Link router to see if it helps but although speeds have increased dramatically, still get constant drop outs daily.
Yes, me too. I've used the SH3, then switched it to modem with a powerful Asus Router, then replaced that with a TP-LINK Mesh system. I conclude that what's happening within my walls is not the problem - it's the regular dropouts from Virgin that's the problem.
It's really disappointing to get a half-promising response to the first question posted but then no follow-through, despite many people having the same issue.