23-12-2010 09:17 AM
I can understand how you feel concerning the downtime you are getting on your Sure Signal unit, with being a Sure Signal user myself.
The scenario you are giving with the lights, can be caused by differing issues, some which may be resolved with the information been given by the tech support teams. The advice they give is in good faith, with the overlining issue been, the speed at which a Sure Signal outage is relayed to the support teams. Without this knowledge that there's an outage, the other scenarios have to be concidered, and thus resolutions given.
If you've had a fully functoning unit, and no changes have been made, and it stops functioning, it's always best to advice this to the support team when they contact you concerning your issue. The 1st indication we get of a fault or outage is an influx of customers advising that the service has stopped.
27-12-2010 12:07 PM
I am also having problems with my sure signal. I am in an area of variable coverage MK45 5AT and can't get a signal in most of the house. This is a real problem as I keep getting the signal lost message ion my iPhone4. Bought Sure Signal and miraculously all was good. Everything worked well for a week but now I only get the power light and no connection.
29-12-2010 10:29 PM
Just registered my Sure Signal Box and am failing to get a connection.
Router: Siemens SE572
Steps taken so far ..
Assigned Sure Signal box a static DCHP
Port Forwarded 50, 4500, 123, and 500
Steady power light but no connection.
29-12-2010 10:50 PM
We are all having the same problem, vss cannot connect and that is that!,
I have had this problem for 5 weeks now, there is nothing wrong with our kit or settings!, stop trying to convince it is our fault, we have not changed our original settings or kit!.
Still not working, get a grip vodaphone we are not idiots!
30-12-2010 09:31 AM
Secondary problem now .. cannot register other users via my account dashboard
get this error ..
Error invoking portlet "VAPGatewayController"
The source of this error is:
l: Internal Server Error: null; nested exception is: javax.servlet.ServletException.; nested exception is: com.bea.wsrp.faults.v1.OperationFailedExceptionImp l: null; nested exception is: javax.servlet.ServletException at com.bea.wsrp.FaultInstanceFactory.<clinit>(FaultIn stanceFactory.java:44) at com.bea.wsrp.proxy.ProxyBase.raiseFault(ProxyBase. java:563) at com.bea.wsrp.proxy.ProxyBase.invoke(ProxyBase.java :464) at $Proxy67.getMarkup(Unknown Source) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.markup.GetMarkupService.invo ke(GetMarkupService.java:49) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.markup.GetMarkupService.invo ke(GetMarkupService.java:37) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.markup.AbstractMarkupService .invoke(AbstractMarkupService.java:156) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.markup.AbstractMarkupService .invoke(AbstractMarkupService.java:135) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.markup.MarkupServicesFacade. invoke(MarkupServicesFacade.java:42) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.controls.ProxyPortletContent .invokeGetMarkup(ProxyPortletContent.java:665) at com.bea.wsrp.consumer.controls.ProxyPortletContent .beginRender(ProxyPortletContent.java:318) at com.bea.netuix.nf.ControlLifecycle$7.visit(Control Lifecycle.java:486) at com.bea.netuix.nf.ControlTreeWalker.walkRecursiveR ender(ControlTreeWalker.java:530) at com.bea.netuix.nf.ControlTreeWalker.walkRecursiveR ender(ControlTreeWalker.java:541) at com.bea.netuix.nf.ControlTreeWalker.walkRecursiveR ender(ControlTreeWalker.java:541) at com.bea.netuix.nf.ControlTreeWalker.walk(ControlTr eeWalker.java:249) at com.bea.netuix.nf.Lifecycle.processLifecycles(Life cycle.java:361) at com.bea.netuix.nf.Lifecycle.processLifecycles(Life cycle.java:339) at com.bea.netuix.nf.Lifecycle.processLifecycles(Life cycle.java:330)
30-12-2010 10:07 AM
I have had the same problem, yesterday (@ 8pm) I disconnected the SS box from the power and router & removed cable from router (all cables removed) plugged back in (@7.30am) and so far have full 3g and all lights. I didn't do a full reboot or mess with my router.
Hope this helps some of you.
30-12-2010 02:56 PM
Thank you all for posting. I can confirm that there was an issue that was affecting Sure Signal registrations yesterday, this has now been resolved which is why your Sure Signals are now working .
jpmcnally, are you still having the same issue adding new users? If so then please check out our Sure Signal Adding Users thread for further troubleshooting. If you're still having issues then please post, in that thread, the exact steps you're taking to try and add new users and I'll be able to look into this further for you.
10-01-2011 11:21 AM
I have been suffering from the loss of signal since before christmas now. I have made numerous calls to support and to ISP but I cannot get my sure signal to work with my livebox.
Hard resets - too many times to remember now
Port forwarding tried- even though Orange do not support this!!!!!!!!!!!!
Waiting with hammer in hand and about to burn contract for 4 phones if this is not resolved. I cannot get a signal for any of my phones at 3g and will be cancelling all contracts unless I get resolution very soon...................
10-01-2011 05:18 PM
I bought the SS on Friday and have had it connected to my router since late Friday afternoon. Since then the 1st light is steady and the 2nd has been flashing. Nothing else. I have a BT Business Hub model BT2700HGV. Can anyone please help me? HelenB
11-01-2011 03:14 PM
bhellyer, a warm welcome to the eForum . Was your Sure Signal working before christmas? If so then we'll need to look into this further, just reply to the email I've sent you and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.
HelenB, a warm welcome to you, too . If you're still experiencing issues I'd recommend following the guide for your router on Port Forward.
11-01-2011 05:40 PM
12-01-2011 11:23 AM
Well i've had the network analyser running over night and i can see that the SS at my end has establised a VPN into vodafone, is quite happily exchanging NTP packets and VPN keep Alive packets as well as lots of other data which is obviously encrypted and so i can't see what it says. It also ocassionally talks to a server at Lucent Technologies. SS phoning home i guess.
I only have the power light on and the @ light flashing continuously.
So, the link to Vodafone looks good. Time to have a look at your end please Vodafone.....
12-01-2011 02:39 PM - edited 12-01-2011 02:54 PM
Hmm! That definitely does sound like a strange one. I’ve used wire shark quite a bit, it’s a very good program if not a bit advanced for basic PC users. Are you using this on Linux or Windows? (I’m just asking out of curiosity)
If you can see that VPN “keep alive” packets are being sent and that NTP is also connecting correctly, I would agree with you that potentially your Sure Signal box has developed a fault.
I’m pretty sure you have already read through our Troubleshooting
thread, I would like to escalate this to our Sure Signal team. To do this, I’ve sent you an email – if you
could reply back with the details we need, we will escalate this for you.
12-01-2011 04:23 PM
Thanks for the reply and the email to which i have responded with the information you requested.
I am using Wireshark on Windows, purely because I use a Windows laptop in my day to day work and it's easy to carry round.
I have the 32bit version on my laptop and the 64bit version on my desktop machine. I have it on both because it's easier to analyse things on my desktop monitor.
Luckily the Draytek 2820n i am using has a port mirror function so it is easy to hook the wireshark laptop up to that and just get everything going in and out of the router.
13-01-2011 01:13 PM
Hi. mines been working fine for months (except for having to restart it a few times) until today I notixced power light is solid, second light is flahing and I have no 3G signal connection on my phone.
I wasnt even in the house Wednesday, nothing has been touched on the router or sure signal and my internet connection is fine. Restarting the sure signal or the router is not helping..
I have zero signal in my home from Vodafone.. Can anyone help.
13-01-2011 01:57 PM
13-01-2011 06:00 PM
OK .. not good news for me neither.
Vodafone are meant to be delivering a replacement box tomorrow after a day spent with tech support, but as the box worked perfectly up till the early hours of this morning I am deeply suspicious that the box wasever to blame. 2 months perfect working: then zapped - like everyone else - tech doesnt fail like that - in unison across the land.
What I did discover from tech were the following:
a) today they have been INUNDATED with SS issues as described including mine
b) no one in VF is prepared to admit to having done any tech upgrade or fiddled with the SS settings
c) my SS box can be seen perfectly by the SS Server but constantly recycles just before it synchs
d) any assurances that all is well and under control are nonsense: the problem was still on going at 5pm this evening
e) that VF feels under no obligation to to refund any money to anyone: SS is a take it or leave it product - probably wont stand up in court
f) that YES - there had been an attempt to update my box remotely and this update was suspect
[My own situation was calamitously compounded by VirginMedia's landline phones being flooded out so apart from VOIP I have no comms at all.]
The problem I (and many others) have on an issue like this with a communications company, is the inability to communicate honestly and take responsibility honestly. I am utterly jaded at a wasted business day simply trying to get a grip on the situation. All I needed was a tech to say: "Its our problem" - "Our systems screwed up" - "Hang in there" - "We're working on it". Instead I was told it was my fault viz:
a) VirginMedia updates have reprogrammed your switches and routers (nonsense - they are not programmable dumb switches and routers)
b) Do a full factory reset (all that did was delay by two hours the whole synch process)
c) set port forwarding on your router (why would that be required two months after perfect working)
d) you need to reboot your Internet now (nonsense - why should downing all our systems help a VF SS)
e) your bandwidth is insufficient (6Mb and counting - more nonsense)
f) your SS is faulty (a very small possibility)
Do I need to go on ??? This kind of techy gobbledy ###### nonsense annoys me.
Good thing that happened - WOW - I VF Tech did call me back on the VOIP to apologise and admit that he AND ALL THE TEAM were stumped by what had happened here and were less than polite about the information they were getting on the problem. Full marks to that guy for the phone call and the honesty.
So what do I do .... ?
13-01-2011 06:43 PM
I have had same issue ,first with the December stoppage then it came back automatically after Christmas . this week back to light1 on and 2 flashing. after 3 days unit then stopped flashing and just 1 stayed on and network lights lost. been to shop got another box ,plugged in and light flashing again, network connection good. using Bt Home hub and no changes this end, swapped Hub outputs and computer /internet works on any. Would be great to get back in contact living in countryside away from main network coverage. Do hope VF get some support for this product. Thanks