I am writing for my neighbor. They have had no internet for 24 hours plus. She says....
I know it's kind of an odd situation as you are asking for someone else having issues with their system and there would be some type of identification needed for the reps to know which account to check, but, even though it may make the situation that much more difficult, it's not a good idea to post an account number (the number that starts with DSS) on the site. Actually, they say to never do so.
Again, I know the situation is a little different, but I would edit the account number out (click on the three dots to the upper right of the post and click Edit Message), and then give the account number privately (through a PM) if they request that you do so.
With that said, it's nice that you are helping your neighbor. You can't beat having good neighbors.
I get that a lot of the time with my HN7000S modem too, although never for 24 hours plus like your neibhor. Most of the time a modem reboot and/or turbo page teardown fixes it until the next time.
I did send an email trouble report and as always they said to call 'this number'. We don't have phones out here, totally off the grid but for HughesNet. That being said, some of us have satellite phones for emergencies and have found when calling HughesNet we are generally put on hold and the call gets dropped. ...but I digress.
What I wanted to say is that I did get a case ID number and did give them our neighbors DSS number and some other info. That ID number is 105697883. I hope one of the reps can access that information. If not I will wait for more instructions.
i really appreciate this community!
Thanks so much for your response. I didn't know that was even an option and will print out those instructions and have my husband skiff (boat) them over to the neighbors tomorrow. We have another neighbor, over the mountain in another arm of our bay that is experiencing the same problem. Will also share that info with him.
We don't tend to be very high tech and appreciate any direction. It sure can't hurt.
Crossing our fingers!
I'm glad that you posted a case number. That will surely help them.
With regard to the DSS, it's very important to keep that account number private. I can't stress this enough. With the case number you've provided they probably won't even need the DSS, but if they do they can PM you on this site to request that info. Actually, I believe they can see all edits, anyway, so even if and when you edit the DSS out of the post they would be able to see what it is. But, if the reps need any personal, private info, like a DSS number, they can private message you through this site.
With this said, I'm sure once a rep reads the thread they, themselves, will edit the DSS number out of the post if you haven't yet gotten to it.
Thanks for posting, so good of you to help your neighbor. I was able to locate their account with the case number you provided, thank you. Fortunately, what sli-er_15 suggested is the way to go. Powercycling the modem and trying the Turbopage teardown is the best thing to do in these cases for our Alaskan sites. Please let us know how it goes.
You're very welcome. If the reboot and/or trying the turbopage teardown doesn't work, I would suggest that they see if excede covers their area. From what I heard it's a lot better than Hughesnet. It doesn't sound like they'll getany more support from Hughesnet if the above doesn't work.