I have recently joined Virgin from Sky... with the media package including 200mb broadband
Is this 200mb virgin broadband some kind of joke or gimmick? Since joining last wednesday i have had 35mb download speeds with an ethernet speed lower than wifi which I found disconcerting. Considering I had sky fibre which was giving me faster download speeds... I am considering already terminating my contract given im in my cooling off period,
Can someone explain whether this will improve? whether this is solely a hiccup? Also will i be compensated for this downtrodden service?
I also have issues with my on demand servides in that there is a v202 issue for the past day and a half. Given i have had more issues with Virgin since last Wednesday than i had in four years with sku... I am considering already terminating my contract given im in my cooling off period.
What does a speed test wired to the HUB from a PC using a gigabit NIC and CAT5E cable say?
There are largely two possible issues on install that will affect speeds.
1. Incorrect power levels at the HUB- although the engineer will test, its like an MOT for your car. YES it says the power levels are right at that time, but they can move. If they have and are now out of spec, you will have speed issues.
2. Overutilisation- which means your network node is too bust to support the headline speeds 24/7. Usually characterised by high speeds during the day and low speeds in the evenings/at weekends. As you say its constantly low, doesn't seem likely (which is good news)
Bad news is that unlike ADSL there is no "settling" period for a new install so unless something changes your speeds wont change.
So we can help us to help you, can you
Go to your Superhub Log in screen
Do NOT log in.
Little button top right.....
Can you post Upstream, Downstream and Network logs.
Screen caps are nice, C&P will do- Don't stress about formatting if you C&P. Someone will get a look and see if there's anything obvious amiss.
The information you've posted is fine. Nothing out the ordinary there.
Anything in your network log?
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Leave while you can, or stay and enjoy the show and the lack of speed, next move should be an engineer will come out, then your cooling off period is done. Odd about your Ethernet being slower, I put a wireless card in my PC last night for my BT instalation tommorow and found the wireless was faster than Ethernet as well.
Mark65 wrote: Leave while you can, or stay and enjoy the show and the lack of speed, next move should be an engineer will come out, then your cooling off period is done. Odd about your Ethernet being slower, I put a wireless card in my PC last night for my BT instalation tommorow and found the wireless was faster than Ethernet as well.
Im going to give it till friday this week to get this resolved. I wont wait till after the cooling off period to get this sorted. This has really put me in an awkward position as ill now go running back to sky and they had offered me a superb deal before i left.
I have a 3G usb dongle which is much faster than my "200mb" superfast broadband.
Welcome to the Community, although I do wish it were under better circumstances.
Really sorry for the delay in responding to your post and apologies also for the connection issue experienced.
I've located your account and I am unable to detect any issues with the equipment. I would, however, suggest changing your wireless settings, to improve this type of connection.
I've also checked the network segment and there does appear to be a high demand for our service in your area at present, under the fault ticket reference of F004665175, with a review set for 09/11/2016.
I've passed this information to another team, so that they can monitor the fault in conjunction with your account.