29-03-2012 02:12 PM
29-03-2012 04:18 PM
the main issue I have apart from this bloody thing not working is complete lack of information and updates from Vodafone, either through the eForum, e-mail or by telephone. This is the most frustrating part. If I were kept in the loop over what you are doing to resolve my issues, I would be slightly happier but I get absolutely nothing for 5-7 days at a time and a reply only when I yell!
As for not being able to re-synch my Sure Signal, this is because I was sent a replacement device a few weeks ago. This is known to Vodafone and I've even supplied the serial number of the replacement device to assist with getting to the bottom of the issue. I de-registered the old device as your system would not allow me to have two devices registered at the same post code.
I have now de-registered the new device and will re-register the original device today as there is no point in continuing with the replacement as it doesn't work either.
Can I just reitterate again that this did work and flawlessly until December 13th last year when it went offline and since that time, I'vemanaged to get it working for a few days here and there by having the device re-synched or by resetting it.
Nothing has changed with either my ISP or my router settings.
30-03-2012 09:51 AM
Simon was aware of the newest Serial Number, but apologies for any crossed wires.
I've have checked with James for any updates on this issue from when he raised this and we have had no new information at this time, so this has been chased for you.
As you mentioned on the last page, the fact you have the same issue on two boxes would seem to point more towards the connection than the boxes themselves, so I'm still unsure that there hasn't been a change of some kind by the ISP or a router update of some kind. Do you have an alternate connection, such as a friend's, that the Sure Signal can be tested at?
Whatever the cause, I'm confident that the source will be identified.
30-03-2012 10:54 AM
This thread has a number of customers seeing similar symptoms and our 3rd line technical teams have been receiving calls regarding this.
Could you head over to the thread and let me know your ISP please?
01-04-2012 03:08 PM
Okay. I have just moved my business to Vodafone on the basis of VSS. We have one in the office which seems to work very well, and I need one at home as the signal is not brilliant. One of my employees also had one at his home - he had no signal at all and is delighted with the reception he now gets.
So so far so good until I then tried to install one at home where the network signal can be a little up and down. I registered my VSS 48 hrs ago and since then I have a steady red light but the other two are just flashing which I assume means they cannot get an internet connection. Over the weekend I have done everything to get my VSS to work with my BT Home Hub 2.0. I have followed every bit of advice on this site and the BT site (not that I can guarantee that I have done everything correctly) but I have repeated everything at least twice. I have spent an age trying to sort out something that I thought would be so simple.
I have just about given up on this unless anybody can please advise what to do, simple advice how to do it and if anything is really going to work. I have followed all the advice on portforward.com but it all seems a bit flaky to me and when I ran there port checker test it would appear that the reevant ports, 8, 50, 123, 500, 4500, etc etc are not open but I have no idea how to get them open. Given that I have a VSS working fine in my office and one at an employees home then I guess that unless this is a faulty VSS (which I doubt), the fault lies with the BT hub. But I have no idea how to fix it.
For information my VSS no, is 40120226077.
03-04-2012 08:49 AM
Many thanks for your post here.
When you have a solid power light and flashing system and phone light, it will usually indicate that the Sure Signal is downloading a new profile from the server.
Can I ask if this has changed at all?
The reason that I ask is that I can see that the Sure Signal connected to our server this morning and now seems to be connecting fine.
If you are still having trouble please can you let me know the results of the following;
Traceroute (instructions below)
Once I have this information I will be able to help you further if required.
VSS Traceroute command
On a PC :
Click on Start and select Run
Type CMD into the Run box and press enter/click ok
A black box will appear.
In this box type tracert 126.96.36.199 press Enter
Paste the output of this command into your reply.
03-04-2012 10:24 PM
Thanks for your help. No change in the lights status which have been the same since last Friday despite several resets.
Speed test - 2.9MB/s download; 0.25MB/upload
Ping test - 65ms (on speedtest.net); 97ms (on pingtest.net) 47 ms jitter - then did it again and it was 193ms and 148ms!?
VSS Trace Route command:
‘188.8.131.52’ is not a recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Hope this helps.
04-04-2012 09:05 AM
Thanks for getting back to me with your speed test results.
I have taken a look at the results and can see that the issue is with your Broadband speed.
The Sure signal requires a minimum of 1MB/ps Download and 0.3 MB/ps Upload to work.
As you can see the speeds aren’t fully within the parameters of the Sure signal which is why it can’ connect to the server to establish a stable VPN connection.
You will need to speak with your Broadband provider to see if there is anything that they can do regarding the speed in your area.
04-04-2012 12:49 PM
I am surprised about this as we have a VSS working fine in the office where the upload speed is generally just over 0.3MB/s but it still works fine with anything from 0.2 upwards. Below this there can be a problem and obviosuly much lower than 0.1 and it is definitely an issue (I have been keeping a close watch on speed vs call quality). Also the speed does vary at home so there are times when it is over 0.3MB/s (depending on time of day, day of week etc) so I would suspect that there is times when the speed is sufficient, but unlike the one I have in the office the one at home has NEVER appeared to have configured and established a connection. I would have thought that it would be the same as the office i.e. it would have established a connection at some point but call quality would be poor/not work below a certain level. Are you saying that unless you can get a consistent upload >0.3 it will never configure? This does not appear consistent with the one I set up in the office where the speed is often below 0.3MB/s.
Secondly most of the options reported with the BT Home Hub has been in terms of ports being opened. Given that it has never configured may this still be an issue. As such I'm not fully convinced that the broadband speed is the sole route of the problem but I will run a few speed tests over the next day or two to see how this goes and build up a picture and will let you know.
Any further thoughts on this?
04-04-2012 01:28 PM
Just a point to make to Vodafone, the Vodafone website says "just connect Sure Signal to a fixed-line home or office broadband with a minimum speed of 1MB". It doesn't say upload or download but I assume from your email it means download. I cannot find anywhere on the sales area of the website where it says a minimum upload of 0.3MB. I only heard this from others. There needs to be more clarity about this. Anyway as said I will run some speedtests
04-04-2012 02:30 PM - edited 04-04-2012 02:37 PM
Orange Broadband (5.5meg down, 0.7mb up)
Netgear DGN1000 Router
Originally ran a Suresignal 1 with the same problem but this week bought a SureSignal 2 hoping it would fix it
Serial number: 40120248428
As per the title topic, only getting red light with no other lights on box (same thing - or eqivlent, with Sure Signal 1 which we figured was broken)
The original SureSignal worked fine for a couple of years on our diabolical o2 connection which wasn't ADSL2+ and had so much packet loss i was impossible to stream anything. We upgraded to Orange LLC about a 6-7 months ago for twice as fast up and down speed and importantly a solid stable connection without packet loss.
Now Im assuming my issues are occuring because of Orange broadband and/or the Orange Netgear router.
The Suresignal is only one of two devices connected to the router. Ive troubleshooted every problem in the intro. It just refuses to connected.
Ive tried deactivating and reactivating on the account yesterday, factory reset the suresignal 2 again and left it 24 hours nothing.
unPNP is working on my router, but I forwarded ports correctly for the suresignal anyway, im sure it worked when we first transfered to Orange for a while so I have no idea whats changed. Ive even tried putting the SureSignal as the DMZ device so nothing can block it totally rulling out anything the router/firewall could do and still it wont connect.
Im totally out of ideas, there cannot be a problem our end and its unlikely there is something wrong with the suresignal box, there must be an issue with you allowing my IP to connect ot the servers or something similar. I found a thread about Orange IPs but noticed near the end you had added my IP range to the white list and this fixed it for everyone in the thread, but not for me.
Theres obviously something seriously wrong here but im hoping we can get to the bottom of it and we can start using this device aagain as we dont even get a basic phone signal at home.
Just wanted to add these details to save time too.
(packet loss tests refuse to run on this site for some reason...perhaps that is a traceroute issue too? I can tell you there is no packetloss on the connection through via other tests ive run in the past and via the work I do)
traceroute to 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 4.325 ms 2.786 ms 2.804 ms
2 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 3.379 ms 2.576 ms 2.149 ms
3 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 38.255 ms 41.562 ms 37.984 ms
4 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 59.133 ms 26.865 ms 19.081 ms
5 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 27.197 ms 25.724 ms 43.341 ms
6 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 27.229 ms 27.717 ms 26.560 ms
7 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 25.280 ms 27.371 ms 25.649 ms
8 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 26.569 ms 26.282 ms 26.947 ms
9 ae1-0.lontr2.london.opentransit.net (18.104.22.168) 26.381 ms 27.160 ms 27.000 ms
10 tengige0-13-1-0.lontr1.london.opentransit.net (22.214.171.124) 29.709 ms 28.181 ms
tengige0-15-0-1.lontr1.london.opentransit.net (126.96.36.199) 35.005 ms
11 level3-1.gw.opentransit.net (188.8.131.52) 26.816 ms 26.747 ms 41.798 ms
12 * ae-1-51.edge4.london1.level3.net (184.108.40.206) 36.887 ms *
13 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 39.339 ms 34.561 ms 31.656 ms
14 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 45.678 ms 46.204 ms 45.391 ms
15 * * *
NOTE: These tests are run form my Macbook Air on the wifi network - so should be slightly better with lower ping for the SureSignal hardwired drectly to the modem/router.
05-04-2012 02:12 PM
05-04-2012 02:44 PM
Hi realdannys and welcome to the eForum
I’m sorry to hear that you’re still having trouble with this.
I certainly sounds as though it’s theOrangeconnection that’s causing this. You’ve been through pretty much everything in our troubleshooting guide and set it up as instructed. There isn’t really much more you can do other than contact your ISP and see if there is anything that they can suggest.
Has your router assigned the Sure Signal an IP address ok?
Just for arguments sake, could you try the Sure Signal on another connection to rule out the device as the cause of the problem?
05-04-2012 02:56 PM
Wayne, thanks for getting back to me.
Im ruling ou the device simply because we have a SureSignal 1 as well which has exactly the same problem. The chances of both devices being defective (especially when one worked for over a year) is unlikely.
Further more it seems insane that our now vastly improved connection is not working with the device when the terrible one through o2 did.
Really though its not Orange Broadbands responsibility to change anything, its your responsibility to make sure your device universally works on internet networks. It did originally work with Orange when we first got it, if they change something on their network then the SureSignal needs a fireware upgrade to fix this.
I cannot understand how a box cannot just make a simple connection with the network when it has internet access the same way every other device I have in my house, its not the broadband providers fault its the (and judging by these forums) very tempremental, flakey and delicate SureSignal box fault.
Yes the box gets an IP address from the router - what exactly would I be contacting my Broadband provider about. This is just going to waste more time here as Im fully expecting to get the reply back that there is no reason why the network would block anything and they cannot offer support on a device they didnt make...
05-04-2012 03:12 PM
05-04-2012 08:31 PM
What can I say? I came home from work this evening to find that after 6 days of flashing lights, a steady single light and a configured VSS!! And if appears to be working fine. FIngers crossed that we have finally got there. Will let you know otherwise.
Thanks again for your help.
09-04-2012 10:21 AM - edited 09-04-2012 10:24 AM
Same problem as the rest. Solid red light only. Tried resetting device pushing reset button and reinserting power cable, no change.
Broadband speeds 12mb download 0.8mb upload.
SS has been registered since ~9am yesterday so it has been over 24hours.
All ports are open, 8, 50, 123, 500, 4500, SS has static IP assigned. Router is Netgear DGND3700 but I am connecting through an access point which is a similar device Netgear WNDR3700. I have reset both router and access point, still no change.
I even changed the cat5 cable with no result, not surprisingly. Also, the SS did previously work when I tested it a month or so ago.
Tracing route to 188.8.131.52 over a maximum of 30 hops
1 8 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 12 ms 9 ms 9 ms 184.108.40.206
3 9 ms 10 ms 9 ms 220.127.116.11
4 12 ms 10 ms 9 ms 18.104.22.168
5 10 ms 9 ms 10 ms 22.214.171.124
6 10 ms 9 ms 10 ms 126.96.36.199
7 9 ms 12 ms 10 ms acc1-10GigE-0-2-0-7.bm.21cn-ipp.bt.net [109.159.
8 18 ms 18 ms 18 ms core2-te-0-10-0-7.ilford.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.
9 15 ms 15 ms 14 ms peer1-xe0-1-0.telehouse.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.2
10 19 ms 18 ms 21 ms LNDGW2.arcor-ip.net [188.8.131.52]
11 19 ms 19 ms 17 ms 184.108.40.206
12 * * * Request timed out.
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30 * * * Request timed out.
I am an advanced IT user and have spent about 10hours troubleshooting this white box - if only it had an interface and feedback of some sort! It's very frustrating working with a box with LED's and nothing more.
Would appreciate help with this please, thanks.