Thanks for your answer. Only i shouldn't be buying a modem when I already pay a lot of money for internet only, which is supposed to be faster and more reliable as it is fibre. But nevertheless thank you.
the router vm provders is only good for some things but not all things one is wifi a bit crap they need to sort it out with a better software and firewire you still have to use the modem with vm you just have to put it in modem mode and put a other router to it in slot number 1 and it blocks the rest of the slots on vm hubs but with a other router you can chack for updates for it and install them ps vm hubs does not get good signals from the wireless network and everyone will say you can run your own routers with vm hubs and most of the people here run there own routers with the hubs every provider routers have there down side even bt, plusnet, sky, post office most of them don't like you turning it to modem mode and use your own routers with the hubs and it is not a modem you going to buy its a cable router its diff.
cable routers don't have dsl connection. Only LAN connection and usb slots and don't have coaxial connection. this can run with virgin media no problem. modem routers have dsl connection not got coaxial connection and can't run with virgin media.
and some staff here says its ok to run your own routers with there hubs
Using VIVID 350 Optical Fibre, Player TV, Talk Weekends
Just another VM user trying to help out so my answers may be wrong. If you do like my answer please mark it as helpful; it may help others