On my current VDSL setup I have the BT issued public IP address assigned to the WAN interface of my firewall. This is done using the PPPoE client within my firewall to authenticate with BT's RAS/RADUIS server. I don't use BT's hub, just their modem in conjunction with my firewall.
I do this to avoid a double NAT hop (once in their hub and again in my firewall), and I don't care for a static public IP address.
My question is, "is anyone else doing this?", "or is it even possible with Virgin Media (specifically Vivid Gamer 200). I've looked through the forums and I thought that maybe modem-only mode would do it, but as far as I can tell that just turns the WiFi off).
Thanks for the confirmation of the modem (only) mode of the Hub 3, and my VDSL implementation is working just fine (no double NAT) but I just wanted to ensure that I could achieve the same on Virgin. Thanks for the reply.