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Continuing my previous post that was closed: https://forums.cox.com/forum_home/internet_forum/f/internet-forum/21292/internet-issues---consistent-lost-packets-north-phoenix-arizona
The same issue is still occurring. I now have months of data collected to support packet loss beyond my home, as well as an in-home Cox technician that confirmed the infrastructure beyond my home was the issue and that he was seeing packet loss at my tap while excluding my entire internal network. The call date was September 8, 2018 and packet loss beyond my home should be notated on my account in accordance with that call.
Here are screenshots from a packet testing utility I've been using while hard wired to my modem and through a router - the same packet loss issues persisted with or without the router in between. Packet loss also persisted through different hardware and operating systems. This packet loss issue persisted through three separate/new routers, two separate, brand new DOCSIS 3.0 modems, a Cox supplied Panoramic modem/router combo as well as the current Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 modem. The modem provisioning can be found in my account history.[img]https://i.imgur.com/gPOGI2V.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/BIlwdLw.png[/img]
In the photo below, you can see lost packets using UDP (in the Ping Plotter application window, not a normal ICMP request that would normally be dropped due to low priority) and a normal ping in the command prompt window both displaying dropped packets at the same time using two separate types of communication:
Here is a screenshot from my modem indicating the uptime (less than three weeks, modem is brand new) and the several hundred thousand of corrections needed on bands 2-21:
I called Motorola to confirm my understanding of the "correction" column, and was immediately informed that the number of corrections based on the modem's status page is indicative of an issue with Cox's infrastructure beyond my home.
My RG6 line runs direct from the tap at the outside of my home to my modem - no splitters or other devices in use, and was replaced about two months ago by a Cox technician. The RG11 line that runs from the closest Cox ingress point to the outside of my home was replaced as well, about two months ago.
There is a problem with the Cox infrastructure in my area of Phoenix. I've been dealing with this problem for months, and have provided Cox with dozens of data sets like the ones linked in this post - yet no tangible corrective measures beyond replacing the lines running to my home have been taken.
I currently have a complaint in with the FCC and FTC, and will continue documenting and communicating this information out until the issue of packet loss is identified and corrected.
Packet loss problems are still ongoing:[img]https://i.imgur.com/vBDAPnM.png[/img]
Three hours of high packet loss during peak time last night.
As stated before, your field techs servicing my neighborhood node on Nov 11 appeared to have corrected the issue (zero issues of packet loss for 15 days straight) - until they came out last week - I believe on the 26th. After servicing my node on the 26th, my service deteriorated to normal high packet loss levels.
Please fix this. I am in a state of constant disbelief at your company's poor level of service in a city of 4.5 million people.
You're suggesting having a 14th in home appointment may be necessary when your last in home technician and two of your tier 2 representatives confirmed the issue to be outside of my home? What evidence can you provide in this public forum that demonstrates the node level issues have been resolved? I'm seeing the exact same behavior I was seeing four months ago, long before the "node level issue" had been "resolved".
That sounds very illogical and anti-consumer. Perhaps your network engineers should look at the data I've provided and figure out what infrastructure problems are persisting that would cause 5-30% packet loss consistently during peak for a consumer.
Or perhaps your company isn't interested in fixing the problem considering there is no parallel competitor in my area of the market?
The most recent tier 2 confirmation of 12% packet loss between their pinging location and my modem was during an outage on December 1, four days ago. This excludes all of the hardware in my home and is indicative of a problem with your infrastructure, as I have mentioned in dozens of previous posts.
I have the conversation recorded and am willing to post a link to this forum if you don't believe the diagnostic data your own employees can provide