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Internet Freezing

Andy_34Bravo
Repeat Guest
Private Message TalkTalk
Message 32 of 32

Hi, I have had issues with my internet for 2 weeks now; where when uploading or downloading data my mobile or desktop freezes (desktop 'not responding' for about a minute, with the mobile I have to turn off wifi and use my mobile data to download.  After using self help to diagnose via Talk Talks webpage, and getting absolutely nowhere, today I got of of Technical support, who after about an hour informed me that I had too many devices connected to my router, I should only have between 5 and 8, and suggested that I remove some devices.  Can someone please verify what the issue is with my router, and if the max devices I can connect to the router is 8 - if so I have been sold a white elephant and need to switch to another provider.

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Message 1 of 32

Morning Andy,

 

Just checking back in to see if the connection is now working ok?

 

Thanks

 

Michelle

 

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Message 2 of 32

Hi Andy_34Bravo

 

How are you getting on following the engineer visit?

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Message 3 of 32

I've booked the engineer for tomorrow morning as requested - May 17 2024, AM - please let us know how you get on

Chris

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Message 4 of 32

OK, I'll see if it's available 

 

Chris

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Message 5 of 32

Hi Chris,

 

AM is good for tomorrow please.

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Message 6 of 32

OK, will do, are you available all day tomorrow and Monday (if tomorrow isn't available)?

Chris

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Message 7 of 32

Hi Chris 

 

I did,  and seem to have read it incorrectly and replied fixed believing I was fixing the date and time! Can you please re- arrange .

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Message 8 of 32

Hi Andy,

 

Just to confirm, did you receive a text message from Openreach on the 14th at around 15:40?


Chris

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Message 9 of 32

Hi Chris,

 

I am not impressed.  Openreach have not attended today as per your email.  I have given up half a day waiting for them only for them not to arrive - what a joke TalkTalk are!  2 things.

 

1.  When will a Openreach engineer attend.

2. I wish to complain re the poor ongoing unresolved internet service over the past 6 weeks and the poor service in resolving my issue!

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Message 10 of 32

I've booked the engineer for tomorrow afternoon - May 15 2024, PM - please let us know how you get on


Chris

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Message 11 of 32

OK, I'll book the engineer now and get back to you with the details


Chris

 

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Message 12 of 32

Hi Chris

 

Yes, I will accept 'potential' engineer charges.  We are available at anytime you suggest above tomorrow.  Thursday there will only be someone here after 11am.  Please let me know any further details once you have them.

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Message 13 of 32

Hi Andy,

 

If you would like us to book the engineer can you confirm:

 

  • That you accept potential Engineers charges
  • Provide availability, either AM (8am to 1pm) or PM (1pm to 6pm) between Monday to Friday. (we can usually get an appointment next working day or the day after)

Thanks
Chris

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Message 14 of 32

Hi Chris,

 

Yes I have tested with another router - the new one TalkTalk sent me last week.  Yes I would like this issue resolved and if that means an engineer has to attend then can you please let me know the details.  That said, I am away in Portugal from tomorrow evening, 15 May, my wife will be home all this week but then she will join me in Portugal as of Sun 19th May, we will both be back on Sun 26th May.  We will then be away again on the 12th June for 18 days.  Hope this helps in arranging an engineer visit.  Any issues then please let me know.

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Message 15 of 32

OK, if you've tested with another router then we can arrange an engineer visit to investigate further. If you'd like us to do this please let me know and I'll confirm some details with you

Chris

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Message 16 of 32

Hi Chris,

 

I have one socket in the house to which my phone and router are connected.  This one socket where the line come into the house.

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Message 17 of 32

OK thanks. How many telephone sockets do you have? Is your router currently connected to your test socket - Your guide to main phone sockets - TalkTalk Help & Support

 

Chris

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Message 18 of 32

Hi Chris,

We seldom use our landline, if ever,  so I have just phoned my wife's mobile, via our landline, and there was no static / noise etc, however the internet dropped out.  Thinking this was odd, we waited until the internet reconnected and then tried again, and 5 seconds into the call the internet dropped out again.  We then repeated this for a 3rd time and the same thing happened.  It also took 4-5 minutes to reconnect each time (which seems excessive) the light of the front of the router went from full red to blinking red/white then back to full red on a number of occasions before finally turning full white.  These are the times I phoned my wife; 0957hrs, 1002hrs, 1008hrs.

 

Can you please let me know what is going to happen now?

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Message 19 of 32

Hi Andy,

 

Connected wired just mean with a device connected to the router by Ethernet cable rather than wifi. Are you experiencing any problems with your telephone service at the moment, is there any noise on the line?

Chris

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Message 20 of 32

Hi Michelle,

"does this also happen if you connect wired please"  I don't fully understand what you are meaning.  That said, this morning I have connected my desktop PC via powerline network adaptors to the ethernet port on the TalkTalk router.  Prior to doing my browser would not work inc. emails, after connecting via powerline adaptors my browser and emails worked again, but the email side has been sporadic - just prior to this discussion my emails were not working "502 Bad Gateway" which could be caused by "network issues" - again this is an issue that I have never had before.  I have also connected my PS5 directly to the ethernet port on the router.  Alexa is now playing music / radio.  However, about an hour ago our CCTV (connected to the router via ethernet) went down 'network errors', and we still have issues using WiFi with our iPhones.   I have run a virus scan of my computer and it is clean, however I did have a number of "errors" (24 errors all in the last 24 hours) where my virus software could not connect to its server to download updates due to "network issues".

I appreciate you keep testing the line along with other tests, but I feel we are not getting anywhere.  This issue is very frustrating and is having an impact on my on my work as well as family life.  Instead of asking me to do yet 'something else' can we get someone more senior to look into the issue.  As I have said, this issue only started recently - when the Fibre to Home was connected to our postcode, before then I have seldom had an issue in all the years I have been with TalkTalk, but if this is not resolved shortly then I will be considering cancelling my contract, which you are technically breaching by not providing the service required.  I await your swift reply, although I may only be able to respond if my browser / router / network is working...

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