ROGERS IGNITE 250u review

Today I switched to Rogers’ newest service, ROGERS IGNITE 250u, why the all-caps is beyond me. That is unlimited usage tier, with 250mbps download, and 20mbps upload bandwidth. It is $69.99 for 3 months, then $95 after that. I was unable to use my existing retention discount of 25% in addition to the 3 month discount, but it worked out for me to use my retentions discount as it lasts longer.

Here are the details:

ROGERS IGNITE 250u

UNLIMITED USAGE

Speeds up to:

  • 250Mbps DOWNLOAD
  • 20Mbps UPLOAD

But I am actually receiving significantly more on the download end, at 320Mbps!

 

2015-03-09_1-10-19The service was not supposed to change until I picked up a new modem, but it ended up changing immediately, with the existing modem. It could simply be that I was once on their similar tier plan and my modem, Hitron CGN3, is able to support the provisioning.

I wanted to do a comparison with my existing modem before I go replace it, to see the differences. As it stands, I experience connectivity issues when there are a high number of connections and I suspect that the modem just can’t handle that many connections but it is able to process the high amount of bandwidth. Here is a look at the downstream/upstream data from the current modem.

Downstream Overview
Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal strength (dBmV) Signal noise ratio (dB) Channel ID
1 633000000 256QAM -4.700 37.636 7
2 591000000 256QAM -5.000 37.356 1
3 597000000 256QAM -5.000 37.356 2
4 603000000 256QAM -5.200 37.356 3
5 609000000 256QAM -4.800 36.610 4
6 615000000 256QAM -4.800 37.356 5
7 621000000 256QAM -5.100 37.356 6
8 639000000 256QAM -4.900 36.610 8
9 645000000 256QAM -4.700 36.610 9
10 651000000 256QAM -4.900 36.610 10
11 657000000 256QAM -4.900 36.387 11
12 663000000 256QAM -4.900 36.387 12
13 669000000 256QAM -4.600 36.610 37
14 675000000 256QAM -4.700 36.387 38
15 681000000 256QAM -5.000 36.387 39
16 687000000 256QAM -5.000 36.387 40
17 693000000 256QAM -4.900 36.610 41
18 699000000 256QAM -5.300 36.610 42
19 705000000 256QAM -5.400 36.387 43
20 711000000 256QAM -5.200 36.387 44
Upstream Overview
Port ID Frequency (MHz) BandWidth Modulation Type Signal Strength (dBmV) Channel ID
1 38596000 3200000 ATDMA 40.250 1
2 23700000 6400000 ATDMA 40.250 3
3 30596000 6400000 ATDMA 38.750 2

Once I have the new modem setup, I will update with additional results.

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