I signed up for Fido internet near the beginning of this month and oh my god it's been nothing but craziness.
The cable modem (Hitron CGN3AMF), just randomly reboots itself doesn't matter if it's in Gateway mode or Bridge mode.
At first it was kinda okay for about 2 weeks in Gateway mode, ( I use my router behind it), then the problems started to appear nonstop.
a little timeline of events:
prior to the 17th of Oct, modem was in Gateway mode in front of a router. Netgear WNR2000v2, but since then been replaced by another better router TP-LINK Archer C8 v2 AC1750. Modem was restarted(unplugged) almost every 2-3 days.
2016-10-17 10:14 modem was in Bridge mode, rebooted for no reason, no "machine name" (reverse DNS) found which I found strange since this is a standard practise for all ISPs to track users with rDNS
2016-10-22 23:57 random reboot
2016-10-23 23:18 random reboot
2016-10-24 13:10 reboot
are you kidding me now. 3 reboots within 1 hour????!??
2016-10-25 13:33 unplugged everything, replaced power cord with a better one with surge protection, EMI/RFI noise ﬁltering and anti-static protection etc. just trying to provide it with good clean power, same IP as before but this time a rDNS was found
2016-10-26 10:14 reboot
13:14 reboot, ARE YOU KIDDING ME AGAIN. guess my new power bar didn't help.
13:20 unplugged everything to restart, running till now so far working ok as time of posting 2016-10-26 19:06
I do not want to restart the freaking modem every day for it to work properly, I shouldn't have to anyway. Before I changed to Fido I had Rogers internet, and it had the same problem with their Cisco DPC3825 modem, although the frequency of it happening was not this high. Yes I know Fido IS Rogers and is using the same cable line, so I think it's probably a problem somewhere on the line itself instead of my home. And yes I have exchanged modem before with Rogers but it did NOT help so I highly doubt changing modem with Fido will do anything.
**Edited to add label
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ok for those who might have the same problem and stumble onto this thread, here's a TLDR version on how to solve it if you had ruled out cabling problems, node problems, etc etc.
PUT THE MODEM INTO GATEWAY MODE AND WAIT FOR NEW FIRMWARE. just don't use it in bridge mode.
A second tech, Sean, came out on Oct 31, who was even more thorough than the first. He checked every cable, every junction, climbed up to the pole in front of my house, checked the node I'm on, checked the modem, checked the new modem that he brought, replaced some cable heads, bascially everything there is to check. Big thanks to Sean! 11/10
When he left it was working fine and worked for a few hours before the reboots started again. arggghh
At this point I was quite confused because there really is nothing else to check as Sean checked everything.
Well then, I called into tech support yesterday Nov 1st while the modem was rebooting on its own, hoping to show support that it was still doing it. But unfortunately the phone's self-serve menu and the transfer from 1st tier to 2nd tier support was too long, the modem finished rebooting already when the tech logged into it. I told him to check its logs and he did, and confirmed the reboots.
Then he told me the following
Currently we are aware there is an issue with the firmware on Hitron modems causing it to loose signal and reboot when it's in bridge mode while there is another router connected to it.
There is a new firmware version being tested that will fix this issue and going to be rolled out soon but unfortunately at this time we do not have an ETA on when that will happen.
So I guess this is an official acknowledgment there is something wrong with the modem. And the only way to solve this currently, is to put the modem into Gateway mode and never in Bridge mode. I did put it in gateway and now double-natting with my own router, and so far it's been working ok. Hopefully it won't reboot on its own again fingers crossed though.
And this firmware from Fido's parent company Rogers is probably the new one
I wonder when we'll get it since that thread is a few months old already.
Hello, I've been having the same issue with a randomly and frequently resetting modem (several times an hour) for a couple months now. I've already spoken to a helpful tech who diagnosed the problem initially and went through the possible fixes listed here (gateway mode, change location of modem and plug into another outlet directly, turn off upnp, etc).
The tech eventually advised to exchange the modem in store and made a note on my account. I've since wasted several hours in store with numerous failed attempts to exchange. The reps always have a system issue with processing the exchange and the people they phone for help are unable to either, and the opened tickets arent resolved or followed up on.
Can someone please contact me and arrange for a resolution.
The only way I could fix that was setting up my notebook to G only.
Check this link and change you PC/Notebook to 02 - 11g
I hope it helps you.