Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

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Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

I have had Uverse for 5 years now, for the first 4 years the system has work flawlessly. In the past 12 months my services has been terrible, it TV freezes, looses signal, etc. I have the gateway replaced 3 times, the DVR replaced 3 times. We have nit changed anything on the network, two tv cat 5, rest are coax. Internet/phone work great. 

In addition to the freezing, recorded shoes are often blocky, and unwatchable.

 

The last technician told my wife we are to far from the main hub??? We are in a new subdivision, believe it or not I am considering going back to Comcast at least then I could understand the problems, ATT Uverse has just degraded over time.

 

Can any one help Me, i a tired of installing boxes.

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Accepted by topic author tavasko
‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

oufanindallas is correct 3000 feet is well within the working distance of iNID service.

 

tavasko:

if you are too far and the solution is to switch to a bonded pair profile an iNID will have to be installed.  most likely a new install ticket will be created rather than a repair ticket.  this fact has more to do with at&t record keeping than anything else.

 

 

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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

Either file a ticket at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/sbcdirect or by sending a Private Message, by clicking on the Blue Envelope at the top right hand corner, and send to "ATTCustomerCare" without the quotes. You can also call tech support at their 800#.
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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often


tavasko wrote:

How do I get a tech to come out? Every time I contact customer service they want to install new equipment.


Send a private message to the escalation team at ATT Customer Care and someone will get in touch with you. Please include your name, account number, email address, phone number and the best time to contact you. Their normal business hours are from 7am to 10pm Central Time. It may take up to 48 hours for them to respond and please take into account weekends when contacting them.  

 

Customer care is not the same as customer service. They are a dedicated escalation team that gets issues resolved when other means have failed.

 

To check for their reply, click the little blue envelope. List Private Messages

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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

I am having the same issues.  It has been ongoing for months.  Tech is coming again today.  Any suggestions?  How can I paste from UV Realtime?

 

 

 

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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

HoustonTexan - If you have COAX with any connections, such as barrel connector or splitter in the attic or wrapped outside the house extreme heat can cause the connectors to swell & lose contact. The same could occur on any connections between the VRAD & NID.
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Thanks.  All coax has been replaced along with the splitters.  We lose all connection of internet and tv.  The DVR is basically useless.  One tech said that we were on the fringe of distance and he thought that his supervisor could approve something that could help it but I dont remember what it was.  It was declined anyway. I have ran the UV Realtime but unsure how to paste the screenshots.

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Couldnt figure out how to pose but I put the images in my gallery,

 

 

https://forums.att.com/t5/media/gallerypage/image-id/18543i39E120BD1281E1ED

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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

1800' feet is not on the fringe; you've got plenty of signal looking at the numbers.  But you do have errors that you shouldn't have.   AT&T Technical Support at 800-288-2020 should be able to help you.  If they cannot, let us know here.

 

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Thanks  The tech replaced connectors in the box outside and in the attic, replaced the modem.  we will see.  I am close to saying adios to ATT

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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

If you've already been through the 800 number and tech visits, you may wish to click this AT&T logoCustomer Service link to send a Private Message (PM) to the AT&T customer service team to help you resolve your issue. You can expect a reply via return PM (the blue envelope envelopein the upper right hand corner of this site) in a business day or three.

 

I'd provide your Billing Account Number and/or any ticket numbers you've got, plus provide them with the best way to contact you.  They'll stay on the case until your issue is resolved.

 

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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

Thanks!  I hate to change everything but paying $200 plus per month not including cell, it is hard to justify the reasoning of staying with ATT

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Employee

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When service is lost, broadband and service lights go red, resync and service reestablish without doing anything? No reboots? Just wait and comes back on?

RG taking on errors and auto reboots (reinits), issue possible outside weather related (raining or after rains), or environmental (am interference) or inside emf related.

Block layout

Xbox.....<outside line>....serving terminal......<drop to house>......NID........<inside wiring>...... (jack)*.......<data cable>........RG

Possible problems, who's responsible
Xbox aka crossbox or vrad flaky port (bounce port or port swap) ..................................uverse tech issue
Outside lines (moisture,bad or dirty pair, etc).......need ticket created for outside lineman by uverse tech
Serving terminal issue behind binding posts outside tech,................... uverse tech needs to create ticket
Drop wire binding posts from terminal to NID, switch pair or installing new drop....................uverse tech
NID, protector, splitter, ground wire reiar or replace......... uverse tech
Inside wiring (customer responsible is billable unless have maintenance plan...monthly fee)
..........includes cat3 or cat cable, coax cable, jacks, wallplates, data cables, set top box x to TV cables (coax, component, HDMI)
RG leased units 3800, 3801, 359, i38hg replaced no charge......billable is customer owned units current models 510, 3051, 3600

Intermittent issues are harder to troubleshoot and sometimes have to take shotgun approach and hope you hit it but multiple RG replacements is not likely to be issue unless having severe electric issues (ungrounded plugs, ground lightening strike, etc).

Hopefully today's tech left his ATT cell number that you can followup with if needed, as tech is responsible for 30 days from visit, if another tech comes out within that time the first tech is hit with a repeat, only allowed so Jany repeats before issues with management. Call him direct if you can, he knows your issues and what he did last time, a different tech has fresh eyes but also needs to spend time going over what the previous tech has done. Hope this is resolved, if not post added screen shots including bit rate
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Thanks!  I will post the results.  The tech was very good and straight forward.  Hopefully he fixed the issue.

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My Uverse is now freezing @ 10 times per night. I am not resetting or unplugging anything that much. I too am seriously considering COMCAST although I absolutely detest their customer service. I pay too much money for cable to get blue screens all night. I pay too much money to down load anything to repair their service that I pay for. Seriously?? I want to relax and not work on my TV all night. AT&T needs to fix this ASAP or I'm going back to CC holding my nose all the way.
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Re: Uverse Freezes and looses signal often

Understand that you do not want to download uvrealtime, a program designed by somejoe7777, a forum member but without any information the only thing we forum members can recommend is to call 1-800-288-2020 or chat online for a tech visit,. This 4 hour appointment window will hopefully provide the resolution your desiring. Best.
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