Cox Customer Service Complaint: Gryphon Router
I picked up a new router at 3:00 pm on 09/24. I talked to Cox cable online chat prior to buying it, and they told that I would need to enable bridge mode on my wifi. So I get the router, had to follow the instructions to enable bridge mode. I go to the IP Address, Admin Tool -- turns out the login info. isnt the default login. I go on online chat for another 3 hours, where they try to troubleshoot and change the password. No one had any idea what they were doing. They told me to call a technician, after I wasted 3 hours. I had even asked if it would be better to call instead, they said no. So I end up calling anyways, I called 2 times on my cell phone, disconnected after 5 minutes, each time. Called another few time on the home phone, disconnected. Luckily, one service rep was able to help me do a hard reset for 90 seconds and I was able to get the login info to enable bridge mode. I spent another hour on customer service just for them to tell me there was an outage in my area and that they couldn't help me until it was done. So I waited till it was over, tried connecting the router, yet it still was unable to connect. SO I call again, talk with a service rep, she tells me to reset it, it doesn't work. Tells me to call a technician, tells me I'll get charged $75 if it's not Cox's problem... that I had to pay $10 a month to avoid this. No help, at all. I hung up, spent the next 3 hours trying to to disable bridge mode... FYI the Ethernet cable said it had no IP address. Finally I figured out to hard reset the WiFi. It worked, I disabled the bridge mode. You know what, I plugged the router into the modem, and it worked perfectly. I wasted 10+ hours following Cox's instructions, and no one is properly trained to give me the correct information. 10 hours when all I had to do was plug it in to the back of the Modem. I am being appalled by your customer service.