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Beermage

@rogers.com
reply to yyzlhr

Re: Express only 12mbps?

For some strange reason the Express packages with 20GB and 80GB Usage Assurance are compatible with the Docsis 2 modem and offer 25 down and 2 up.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

1 edit

said by Beermage :

For some strange reason the Express packages with 20GB and 80GB Usage Assurance are compatible with the Docsis 2 modem and offer 25 down and 2 up.

Yea, you're right. We went through this sideways last spring here. We know a D2 is good for up to 28mbps. It's just another Rogers "Buy/Rent a D3 Gateaway" scam.

Rogers way or the highway............what a choice.

EDIT: now I remember. 28mbps on a D2 doesn't allow for any overhead. D3 downstream channels bonded is the best way to go. Never figured why Rogers demanded D3 on their old Express 18mbps package though.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to Beermage

said by Beermage :

For some strange reason the Express packages with 20GB and 80GB Usage Assurance are compatible with the Docsis 2 modem and offer 25 down and 2 up.

Yep there's even a special higher upstream package that offers 12/2 with 60gb on a D2.

Ridata101

join:2012-09-14
Oshawa, ON

I switched out my modem this morning. I've done various tests of my speed (trying to use tests over 200MB) so that speed boost doesn't factor in.

I can't get above 12.2Mbps after speed boost drops off. Speed boost can hit uptowards of 50mbps with this new cisco modem, the SMC would only hit 30 with speedboost.

I've tried various places to send files and I cap out at about 50KB/sec, i've seen it jump to around 61KB/sec for a second or to but then drops back down to 47-50KB/sec of constant speed.

Which tells me that my speed is 12mbps/512kbps.

Next step is to call rogers and start my tech support crusade.


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

said by Ridata101:

Next step is to call rogers and start my tech support crusade.

Um no, there is nothing to troubleshoot, as you're getting exactly what you're paying for. If this is not adequate, I would cancel while you can.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to Ridata101

said by Ridata101:

I've tried various places to send files and I cap out at about 50KB/sec, i've seen it jump to around 61KB/sec for a second or to but then drops back down to 47-50KB/sec of constant speed.

You also have added issues with your upload speed. 50KB/s x8=400 not 512. .512 divided by 8=64KB/sec. When I was on 18/.512 I uploaded at a constant 62 or 63KB/sec. The cloud server I use monitors upload speed down to 3 decimal points eg 62.387KB/sec.

Sounds like you have line/connection issues on top of your other current issues. Run a ping test to determine line quality.


blueeyesm

join:2003-09-05
Waterloo, ON
reply to Ridata101

I recently had the same issue as I had an old DOCSIS 2.0 modem.

I was never offered a 300GB plan. I rented my modem and swapped it out.

I have run several speed tests and performed various file transfers. I have not had your issue with the new "modem" (set to bridge mode - I have my own firewalled router), but have seen others with it, or other issues such as just outright connection issues via wifi.

I've been able to easily exchange files at speeds well above 50kbps. That being said, this may be a great opportunity to

a) have them check it out and resolve the issue then

b) just tell them you have had enough and are cancelling, as yyzlhr stated.


Ridata101

join:2012-09-14
Oshawa, ON
reply to yyzlhr

You're wrong. I was quoted 25/2 @300GB.


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

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said by Ridata101:

You're wrong. I was quoted 25/2 @300GB.

And the quote was wrong. The phone reps see "Express", assume it means 25/2 and tell you that. Except the Express plan with 300GB usage isn't 25/2, it's 12/0.5.

Tech support won't do anything for you, because there isn't anything they can do for you except to tell you exactly what we're telling you.

You'll be given the option of keeping 12/0.5 @300GB, or not.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

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reply to Ridata101

said by Ridata101:

You're wrong. I was quoted 25/2 @300GB.

Don't understand your intransigence my friend. yyzlhr knows what he's talking about as do the rest of us. We're only trying to give you the best advice to work with. Why ask for assistance if you won't consider our advice?

We don't care. It's your Internet and you paying the bill. There's no real world benefit in any of this for us.

Ridata101

join:2012-09-14
Oshawa, ON

Ok, that was a very long conversation with rogers.

Long story short. I now have 25/2 @ 300GB for 45.99 a month and no modem rental for 8 months and no contract.

Have a good day.


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

said by Ridata101:

Ok, that was a very long conversation with rogers.

Long story short. I now have 25/2 @ 300GB for 45.99 a month and no modem rental for 8 months and no contract.

Have a good day.

Hmm.. yeah, I'd double check that too, as that promo normally only gives you 160gb.

Ridata101

join:2012-09-14
Oshawa, ON

Really?

Ugh. I don't want to be in phone jail anymore. hehe

I'll call them tomorrow to confirm.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

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Like dealing with the Devil Himself. Plan was supposed to end Dec. 31. Anyhoo:

Need Lots of Data?

Get a massive 160GB of data for 8 months
Up to 25Mbps download speed

Express Internet

$45.99/mo

For 8 mos. No term contract. Includes all monthly fees and N Gateway Wi-Fi Modem rental.


Makaveli998

join:2002-04-23

I was on a docsis 2.0 surfboard and when I called to upgrade they offered me this plan.

The most I could get from it was 12/2.

So I went to the rogers store picked up a Docsis 3.0 Hitron then got them to switch my plan to the 45/4 extreme plus package and 55% off my internet for the next 2 years

With that student package it seems the speed varies depending on your region. I didn't have time or care to mess around with that and got upgraded the same night.