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Spectrum dropping connection regularly, 2 cable modems same issue, logs in message - RESOLVED

john_h_ljohn_h_l Posts: 4 ✭✭
edited August 26 in Connectivity Aug 20, 2020

Really need help with this. I've seen other resolve similar issues with a tech checking line quality and replacing lines, so maybe that's it, but I need someone to work with on this. here are the logs I'm seeing on a regular basis from my cable modem.

A cable modem reset is a temporary fix but working from home due to covid, so this is not an acceptable solution long-term. The problem happens 2-3 times per day at this point.

Time Not Established Critical (3) SYNC Timing Synchronization failure - Failed to acquire QAM/QPSK symbol timing;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:00:00:00:00:00;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


Time Not Established Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


Time Not Established Critical (3) SYNC Timing Synchronization failure - Failed to acquire QAM/QPSK symbol timing;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:00:00:00:00:00;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:18:54 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:18:44 Critical (3) Received Response to Broadcast Maintenance Request, But no Unicast Maintenance opportunities received - T4 time out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:18:42 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:18:40 Critical (3) Received Response to Broadcast Maintenance Request, But no Unicast Maintenance opportunities received - T4 time out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:17:37 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:17:18 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:17:10 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:16:51 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:16:30 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:16:24 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:16:20 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:15:22 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:53 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:40 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:37 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:37 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:36 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:35 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:32 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:32 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:27 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:27 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:25 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:25 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:24 Critical (3) 16 consecutive T3 timeouts while trying to range on upstream channel 0;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:24 Critical (3) Unicast Maintenance Ranging attempted - No response - Retries exhausted;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:11 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:11 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;


2020-08-20, 04:14:08 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:6f:cc:57;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;

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  • RAIST5150RAIST5150 Posts: 794 ✭✭✭✭
    Aug 20, 2020

    Sounds like you may be too close to edge of signal and/or noise floor. If you can post signal levels, it may give some hint of things to look for.

  • john_h_ljohn_h_l Posts: 4 ✭✭
    Aug 20, 2020

    I've never tested signal levels before.. There is some more information available in the cable modem (Netgear CM-1000v2) that I could post if that helps.

    Would it make the most sense to get a Spectrum tech guy out here to test the line for the kind of information you're talking about?

  • john_h_ljohn_h_l Posts: 4 ✭✭
    Aug 20, 2020

    so quick update - I got ahold of a support guy through the spectrum website who informed me that "your signals are bad" and wasn't sure how I could even be connected right now. appointment scheduled, we'll see what happens on Sunday when the tech gets here.

  • misterjmisterj Posts: 80 ✭✭✭✭
    Aug 20, 2020

    john_h_l, if you will post a screenshot of the SNR and levels we can at least give our opinions. This is much more useful than the logs which almost always seem to contain lots of obscure messages. A general description of your cabling would be helpfully - include number of splitters. A cable technician can test many more things and importantly replace cable/splitters etc. Thanks and enjoy, John.

  • Julia_RJulia_R Posts: 4,287 Lead Mod
    Aug 20, 2020


    @john_h_l Glad to hear you have someone coming out. Please let us know how things go.


    Julia_R

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