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VM 150kbps fibre. Only 40kb/s

Been with VM many years paying through the nose. Speed used to be no problem, but over the last 18mths, despite boasts of increasing to 150mb/S we are now down to 40mbs. Anyone else disappointed in these speeds? Can VM do anything about it, or should I switch?
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Re: VM 150kbps fibre. Only 40kb/s

Are you using a wired Ethernet connection to the VM hub or a wireless connection? Wireless is easily disrupted by a number of external factors, so a wired test is the best way to get a true picture of what speed your line is able to achieve. It also helps to pinpoint if the issue is with the wireless or your line.

Are you seeing slow speeds all day or only at peak times (typically 4pm-11pm weekdays and weekends)? Some areas are suffering with over utilisation, which results in very slow speeds at peak times but full speed at off peak times.

If wired off peak speeds are slow then some hub stats might help. Go to http://192.168.100.1/ to get the VM hub GUI. Don't login but instead click on Router Status which is either a button in the top right of the screen or a text link at the bottom of the screen depending on which hub you have. Click on the Downstream, Upstream and Network Log sections and copy & paste the figures from those screens and post them here, don't worry about the formatting or you can post screenshots if that is easier. Be careful to edit out or obscure any reference to your WAN IP in the log to protect your privacy.

The community can have a look for you and see if anything in the figures looks wrong and advise accordingly. Or you can wait for the VM staff to pick up this thread (can take up to a week) and run checks on your line.

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Disclaimer - I don't work for Virgin Media. I'm just another VM user trying to help out so my answers may be wrong Smiley Happy If my answer solves your problem please mark it as helpful as it may help others
My setup: Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Superhub 2 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.  

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Re: VM 150kbps fibre. Only 40kb/s

Hi mrtjaet,

 

Welcome to the forums, I'm sorry to see you have been having trouble with your connection. I have taken a look and it seems your downstream power levels are too low and the upstream power levels are too high. I would like to get an engineer out to have this corrected for you. 


I will pop you a PM to get this arranged. Keep an eye out for the Purple Envelope, top right hand corner. 

 

Speak to you soon. 

 

Emma


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