12-11-2014 04:16 PM
I have just signed up to EE broadband... it all got connected 'apparently' on the 6th Nov.. however it didn't...
The line is perfect, however it does not authenticate.. I have Chap Authentication Error in the logs...
I called EE, they called back, and didnt resolve anything.. other than changing my password.
Each evening since the 6th I have spoken to another person who cannot fix my issue.
If we use the test user to authenticate it work perfectly.. and oddly enough on first boot I get 20 seconds of access and Authentication Sucessful.. then off.. and a reapeat of Chap Authentication Failed
I got called Friday night and Saturday day, several times. Monday evening and lastly last night... got told they are not sure what the issue is.. and they will call me again on Friday!!! And I have to say I was just told thats whats happened.. no detail on the issue, no work around and that was that. I had no choice.
So should I cancel the service ASAP and move back to Sky who I now regret moving away from.
Stick it out....
12-11-2014 04:32 PM - edited 12-11-2014 04:44 PM
Sounds like they haven't registered your credentials at their authentication server, either at all or correctly.
Sure you've got your pwd right in the router? Why they need to change it? Isn't it the one on your KeepMe card?
What's it say in the top section of the initial Status page of router? Omit your BB Username.
What's the "test user"?
12-11-2014 04:36 PM
They keep telling me the server has an issue...
One fix was to setup a simple password, so they did...
I have on many many occassions retyped the password, and the ID, run the mgration wizard and reset to defaults....
All I get is people who dont want to look at advanced or listen to the actaul error.. I keep saying its authentication and I am not sure they are listening.
The test user I cant recall but connected imediatly without issue...
I will try omiting the user ID when I get home... see what that does.
Apparently they have reset the credentials, checked the account.. but nothing has worked.. will call for a MAC code and move the Plus net if I can..
12-11-2014 04:42 PM - edited 12-11-2014 04:43 PM
Were you migrating your BB from another ISP? You might still be on them. That has happened a few times recently with migrations to EE. That's why I'd like to see the top Status page incl. the IP with the last part redacted.
You said EE CS don't listen. They certainly won't admit to that possibility.
13-11-2014 09:22 AM
Yes migraing from Sky to EE.
If that was the issue how did the BT test authentication work? bt_test@bt I think that was it anyway.
Customer Serices have been great, profession and helpful.
Tech support have been helpful and have tried to resolve it, however they have also been odd.... I called admitidy after 8pm and I have had to listen to someone singing down the phone then start talking to me.. the phone got picked up and all I could hear was the guys talking in the background and thats been a few times....
I got home too late last night to do any tests.... I will do your tests tomrorow.
17-11-2014 04:16 PM
As a quick update they called me back friday....
And said sorry we cant get you workign yet but dont worry we will compnensate you financially..
This really isnt about money and I feel massivly insulted by the persons assumption that throwing money at me will keep me happy.
So BB wasnt fixed and they called back today and guess what its still not fixed.. so thats now 11 days without broadband... its so simple its a joke on me.
18-11-2014 08:23 AM
18-11-2014 11:16 AM
I'm having the same issue too. Broadband was meant to go live Thursday 13th November but didn't work. I've been through numerous instances of calling them after failed promises of callbacks. Actually, tell a lie, I did get one call that I waited in for where they asked exactly the same questions as the person before.
I too managed to connect with the test login details they gave during the first technical call but not the creditials provided for my own account. It seems pretty obvious that it's an authentication problem on their servers but they still keep going in circles of asking if my phone works and what lights are on the router. Been through the reset and migration palaver a few times too. It was a new phone line but no migration from another provider.
Still waiting and am not being given any idea of timescales. The operator last night said that there's lots of people with the same problem. I'm not prepared to wait indefinitely so if it's not fixed after the call I'm promised for tonight then I'm calling it a day. Not impressed.
18-11-2014 11:50 AM - edited 18-11-2014 11:59 AM
18-11-2014 01:40 PM
Be careful of broadband-finder.info site. It is a fake site that is spoofing the pukka thinkbroadband.com site.
18-11-2014 01:49 PM - edited 18-11-2014 01:49 PM
still no one can tell me what the problem is or where the problem is arising - all they keep telling me is that there is a 'synchronisation' issue?!? Though they seem to have no clue what is causing it.
What's it say in the Internet section of the initial Status page of router? Omit your BB Username.
18-11-2014 03:48 PM
18-11-2014 03:56 PM
Does the IP start 2.26.?
18-11-2014 07:57 PM
Of course! Silly me! You have no Internet connection. Sorry, I was mixing it up with a migrated line still being connected to old ISP.
20-11-2014 09:53 AM
So had a call to EE last night, they told me the can see the issue, its nation wide and they will call my back friday to discuss it... Not fix it... that will be 15 days with no internet service... they explain the issue again with authenticate. And say its elevated to teir 2 and they will call me directly in the next 24 / 48 hours... this is the 7th time I have been told this and I have never had a call from a tier 2 anything.
For fun the guy has me retype my ID and password again...
I ask for a MAC code and he cant provide that I can to call CS and he hangs up...
I proceed to reset to default.. internet access for 30 seconds again then chap authentication error as normal
I migrate to ADSL and even run the bt_test_user@bt and prove the connection is fine if not authenticated as me.
So I call CS and ask for my MAC code, I get told I cant have one I am in contract.. I explained that theres no contract without service and I am within my rights to cancel at this point. Told again I am not and even give a rather large number of what it will cost me to leave, I tell him hes wrong and please put me through to cancelations.
I get cancelations at last...
Do the security again... and this guy explains they have identified a local issue with the copper and the local exchange.. interesting I say, as thats not what I have been told.. I explain my phone line works, the boradband worked fine until EE, noone else around me has a fault, the test user works perfectly and resetting the router works, so its not copper is it.. silence... he offeres to call the tier 2 team to get a update...? tier 2 for a copper fault more interesting... and a copper fault thats taken nearly 2 weeks to find and hides behing clearly not being a copper fault.
Unsupprisingly he cant get them, he agrees its not copper and accepts my cancelation / MAC request, and confirms I will have no financial penalty.
Thats more than 1 hour of phone calls.
So now waiting my MAC code
Just feel let down and not sure what team to trust as telling the truth, its a national issue, its a local issue, its tier 2, will I have a financial penalty, and will the service ever work....
20-11-2014 11:34 AM
20-11-2014 12:21 PM
Reading that sounds almost as if I'd written it. Only difference is that they absolutely refused to let me cancel without penalty, despite a lengthy conversation with the retentions manager and pointing out that I have not received any service from them. They insist that I must allow them 30 days to resolve it, though they admitted that's just their internal policy.
They automatically sheduled me in for another call back from tier 2 technical support - though as the previous one pointed out to me, it's not actually them that call but a gateway or representative. This just results in the endless cycle of answer EXACTLY THE SAME QUESTIONS again and again. I picked up a voicemail from them last night where they just said they're still looking into it. Great. An earlier CS rep also told me that they're not doing anything more than gathering data at the moment rather than actually solving the issue.
Absolutely disgusting customer service - worst I've ever experienced.
Literally whilst typing this I have received an email with my MAC code. I'm very tempted to use it an go to another provider but my only concern is EE taking my hard-earned for proving nowt and/or damaging my credit score.
24-11-2014 04:17 PM
I really dont feel like I want to update this but I guess I should...
Insalled / transfer date the 6th and still not working..
Tech team clearly have no idea, MAC code would have been used already but I not had the time and stupidly thought maybe just maybe they will fix this problem....
Amazing whne you are allowed to sell a product you are unable to activate with no recourse at all. EE are very lucky.
25-11-2014 09:21 AM
Amazingly I called Support last night..
And got told I have no issues on my account, I missed 2 phone calls over the weekend, this was enough for them to close the fault... I was so angry I went speachless when I was told... they call to give a status of not fixed and then close the fault they know isnt fixed Unbelievable...
I have already reset to defaults, used the test user and also retyped user ID and password and lastly does the ADSL migration.. none of this worked.
The Support guy did a line test and weirdly my router rebooted.. he found a fault on the line which he raised as an issue and said sorry about this fault he found, then it CONNECTED not for 25 seconds but perfectly without loss... I todl him and he said thats what he would expect.
So what fixed my issue.. he has no idea because theres no fault history on my line... really from the 6th a phone call everyday except sundays and now its fixed.. no record of compensation.... no record of a fault.
So now I have a line fault and once fixed I can apparently expect a much faster service... WTF...
Will call billing today and get that compensation and confirm if I use my MAC I am in my rights to and will get no financial issues.
by Miles 13:58 01.01.18