@OCE_Debbie Hello, as requested here is the new thread.
I live in Newtownards. My internet has been out since yesterday morning. Same issue as this thread: https://community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/Fibre-Broadband/newtownards-internet-service-cut-off-likely-open...
It was fine up until 9:30am, spoke to customer service via online chat that were no help and insisted I had no issues.
When I now do a test from talktalk website, it shows warning and there is a problem with your internet service
Logging on to the router (Yesterday), it shows connected, status showtime.
Hard reset and rebooted router
Multiple devices with different OS's connected via wired and wireless connections. Shows connected to router, but no internet connection
I was due to work from home yesterday, but had to go into the office due to the outage, which was frustrating. It has been down for over 24 hours now. It looks like I live in the same part of town as that member in the other thread, who is getting the exact same issue.
Debbie, this customer's experience matches my own and they are in same geographic location. Neighbours with BT and are still similarly affected. I think our internet outages are connected. An update from Openreach would be useful. Thanks.
I am convinced the issue is with a cabinet in our area, that provides services in our area. How difficult is it to request somebody to contact bt openreach and see if there is an issue.
If this could be done, it would be really appreciated.
EDIT: The fact that at least 2 people from the same area are reporting exactly the same fault, would rule out local router issues.
Could we arrange the Openreach engineer to check over the local cabinet? This I think would resolve both my issue and that of @brotherdeluxe
As we are both having the same issue, can we please get the cabinet checked over. We are both convinced it is not a local router problem.
I live on my own. I am unable to work from home, if I do not have internet access. I work in an office from 8 - 4 Monday to Friday, so it will be very difficult to arrange to get an engineer to visit the house.
Have the engineers been able to confirm this fault, when I run the test from talktalk website?
Interesting. How did you run taktalk test if there's no internet? If all lights of your router are green it could be a DNS issue. Try to ping an IP like 126.96.36.199 and then ping a domain name such as bbc.co.uk to see what results you get.
Yes you can log into any device and run the test from your own account.
DNS could be an issue. I logged on to the router and tried to ping www.google.co.uk from the maintenance page in the router.
I wonder if changing DNS settings in the router, might give internet access. Any suggestions as to what I could change it to?
Thanks for your reply.
Every single line test completed (they run several different ones) has not detected any issues therefore this is why an appt to the property will be required. If the line tests detected a line or cabinet fault then this would be passed straight out to a line engineer. If you would like to go ahead and arrange an engineer visit then the quickest way would be to contact our Faults Team (live chat) to arrange this.
Try Google's public DNS server, 188.8.131.52
According to the latest Ofcom report, talktalk has the highest DNS failure rate among the big ISPs. But please notice that if you don't use talktalk's own DNS server, HomeSafe won't work (only matters if you do need it).
This can be closed off now.
BT Openreach have finished working on the cabinet in or area and have restored internet access. I have not made any changes to my router at all and now getting full internet.
This proves that it was not an issue at my house at all, rather the cabinet was at fault. If somebody had just contacted BT Openreach as I requested and talked to them, you might have been able to find out what work was being carried out in the area.
I'm sorry to hear this and I'll take a look now. I've re-run the line test which hasn't detected a fault. Have you experienced any more outages since your last post? Does this affect the voice service too?