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FEC Errors and conflicting information from Phone support vs inside line tech

I have the Motorola 589 Gateway.  When the inside tech replaced my old 589 we started talking about the line stats.  He said the FEC errors reset back to zero every 15 mins.

 

1) is that true, do they go back to zero every 15 mins?

2) if so what is an acceptable #, 100/minute?

 

I've had to call for technical support twice in two weeks (on average every 15 mins the TV picture freezes for 5 seconds...it is like 5 seconds has been spliced out...happens on live TV and recorded TV).  Both times Tier One support said I had line problems and both times the inside tech said there is nothing wrong with the line and has swaped out ethernet cables, DVR and gateway.

 

Who should I trust?

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Re: FEC Errors and conflicting information from Phone support vs inside line tech

While you do not see the stats reset when checking 192.168.1.254, the RG does reset stats every 15 minutes on Uverse reports. A tech has access to these both as past 4 hours in 15 minute blocks and past 48 hours in 15 minute blocks. The data is then available as entire 2 day report for past 30 days.

 

FEC are corrected errors, average 100 /minute or less (1500/15 minutes). There are situations which can cause the rate to be exceeded such as thunder storms, microwave ovens (seen it), and others.  http://adslm.dohrenburg.net/troubleshoot/interference.php

 

Tier support generally looks at history, (past shows errors, several storms over a week time could be cause) tech looks at both, does not know what happened several days ago but current (last 4 hours) does not show any problems.

 

Install the myatt app or go to myatt.com login into account (email and password) and go to troubleshoot and resolve. This runs the same tests as tier support runs, if problem found will create a service ticket. If no problem found, inside issue look at cables between receivers, TV. Try factory resetting receivers and RG to ensure have latest software. 

 

Loose cabling can be a part of issue for freeze/pixel as well as voltage on back of TV feeding to receiver to RG showing as errors. Inexpensive voltage testers can be found at local hardware stores, if voltage on back of TV you have a grounding problem, especially if do not have 3 way outlets.

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Re: FEC Errors and conflicting information from Phone support vs inside line tech

While you do not see the stats reset when checking 192.168.1.254, the RG does reset stats every 15 minutes on Uverse reports. A tech has access to these both as past 4 hours in 15 minute blocks and past 48 hours in 15 minute blocks. The data is then available as entire 2 day report for past 30 days.

 

FEC are corrected errors, average 100 /minute or less (1500/15 minutes). There are situations which can cause the rate to be exceeded such as thunder storms, microwave ovens (seen it), and others.  http://adslm.dohrenburg.net/troubleshoot/interference.php

 

Tier support generally looks at history, (past shows errors, several storms over a week time could be cause) tech looks at both, does not know what happened several days ago but current (last 4 hours) does not show any problems.

 

Install the myatt app or go to myatt.com login into account (email and password) and go to troubleshoot and resolve. This runs the same tests as tier support runs, if problem found will create a service ticket. If no problem found, inside issue look at cables between receivers, TV. Try factory resetting receivers and RG to ensure have latest software. 

 

Loose cabling can be a part of issue for freeze/pixel as well as voltage on back of TV feeding to receiver to RG showing as errors. Inexpensive voltage testers can be found at local hardware stores, if voltage on back of TV you have a grounding problem, especially if do not have 3 way outlets.

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Re: FEC Errors and conflicting information from Phone support vs inside line tech


houston01 wrote:

I have the Motorola 589 Gateway.  When the inside tech replaced my old 589 we started talking about the line stats.  He said the FEC errors reset back to zero every 15 mins.

 

1) is that true, do they go back to zero every 15 mins?

2) if so what is an acceptable #, 100/minute?

 

I've had to call for technical support twice in two weeks (on average every 15 mins the TV picture freezes for 5 seconds...it is like 5 seconds has been spliced out...happens on live TV and recorded TV).  Both times Tier One support said I had line problems and both times the inside tech said there is nothing wrong with the line and has swaped out ethernet cables, DVR and gateway.

 

Who should I trust?


FECs will not be  a problem until you're getting 10-100 million/15min block.  Thousands is not a problem as they are corrected. Smiley Wink

 

Chris

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