Hi can we have some official update on the packet loss, and slow speeds affecting customers in Area 15? Customer support has said they cant see any problem however judging by the countless threads on this forum its obviously a problem, my games are unplayable, streaming keeps cutting out and this has been going on for over 2 weeks. We have heard rumours it was getting fixed today (2nd)?
I'd also welcome news - if only positive confirmation that there are no network issues.
This is because I reported similar problems with packet loss etc starting on 21 December. An engineer's visit was booked on 25 December. He called today c.12:30. Said there was noise. Replaced the F plug at modem and 2 F plugs where cable enters house. Also fitted an isolator. Said that had cured the noise. When I queried how connections not touched for years could cause a sudden and dramatic onset of dropped packets (and one that then vanished for a few hours on 29 December) he suggested I run whatever further tests I wanted. I have now done so.
The problem seems to remain - as evidenced by BQM; and by speeds which vary randomly when downloading large files from news.virginmedia.com. Speedtests similarly mostly show a good result but sometimes don't. Pings sometimes show packet loss and sometimes not.
2 of my friends had there routers changed made no difference. I advice making a formal complaint also contact the watchdog (ofcom) about this, i suggest the watchdog because i made a formal complaint and was told i would receive a call back in 48 hours from someone senior. I haven't because well... they don't give a **bleep**...
Area 15 here Finsbury Park, also getting large packet loss in online games for 2 weeks making them unplayable. I've reset and rebooted hub countless times and used new cat5e cable problem remains. Please do something about it , its a area wide problem affecting many people in Hackney and Islington for weeks now.
Maybe we should start contacting other sources? thinkbroadband.com, ispreview Explain to them the problem, maybe they can do a post about it might force virgin media to acknowledge the issue and give us some information?
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