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Virgin Media Turns SuperHub Routers into UK Public WiFi Hotspots

I never got a letter?

Good idea I wouldnt mind even if they were taking some of my bandwidth but apparently it will have its own channel for public bandwidth - but in busy urban areas of high bandwidth saturation unlike mine it may be a contentious issue - Is this still going ahead?

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/134967-free-wi-fi-in-uk-streets-for-virgin-media-customers-from-sept...

 

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Be funny if members off the public knocking on my door asking to reboot my hub because the wifi sucks 

Bet there be a lot off modem mode and 3rd party routers now 

 

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Lol very true modem mode didnt think of that yeah that would probabyl get around it but the hub is going to provide its own channel dedicated to public wifi so it wouldnt really impact you - or would it?

Probably use a bit more electricity.

According to a Virgin spokesman the trials have completed successfully and its going full steam ahead!

 

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Re: Virgin Media Turns SuperHub Routers into UK Public WiFi Hotspots

I have the SuperHub 3 only a couple of days now, but I don't see no separate Virgin Media wifi signal coming from it, I know my area has been enabled for the public wifi because I connect to people's routers just a few doors away from mine, so why isn't mine? I haven't opted out..
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login to myvirginmedia and look here for the latest

https://my.virginmedia.com/my-app/what-is-virgin-media-wifi.html#FAQs

SHUB's 3 enabled in certain areas, trials of 2ac's but not 2's and original SHUBS (so situation changed from opps article above).  

You can optout but will stop you using the service elsewhere.

 

 

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mention of the 2ac trial has been removed
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Re: Virgin Media Turns SuperHub Routers into UK Public WiFi Hotspots


amarkr2000 wrote:
mention of the 2ac trial has been removed

Yep, the rollout of the new firmware to enable the 2ac was a fiasco.  Just as well they withdrew it and rolled 2ac users back to the previous firmware.

 

 

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amarkr2000 wrote:

 You can optout but will stop you using the service elsewhere. 

 


 

The best scenario is to put your hub in Modem Mode and add a separate router so VM can't use your hub as a public access point.  Then Opt IN to the scheme so that you can still use public hotspots yourself.     Smiley Wink

 

 

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Dave_cq wrote:

 

The best scenario is to put your hub in Modem Mode and add a separate router so VM can't use your hub as a public access point.  Then Opt IN to the scheme so that you can still use public hotspots yourself.     Smiley Wink


Modem mode or disabling the 2.4Ghz wireless network in router mode, both opt you out of the service as well.

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