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Can a 2nd super hub 3 be set up as a wireless extender for an existing super hub 3?

Can someone provide instructions on how to configure a second vm super hub 3 to function as a wireless extender for an existing vm super hub 3? The two would be connected via a cat6 Ethernet cable?

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Turn off the DHCP on the one not connected to the coax cable and then Ethernet cable the two together, that's what I did when experimenting with that sort of setup.

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Turn off the DHCP on the one not connected to the coax cable and then Ethernet cable the two together, that's what I did when experimenting with that sort of setup.

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Perfect advice there!

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Since it sounds like they will both be used for Wi-Fi I think they need to be on different wireless channels.

 

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Re: Can a 2nd super hub 3 be set up as a wireless extender for an existing super hub 3?

do virgin even supply two hub3 for 1 customer account ?

if so, what do they charge for the 2nd one ?

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cybmole wrote:

do virgin even supply two hub3 for 1 customer account ?

if so, what do they charge for the 2nd one ?


I very much doubt it.   Perhaps he / she has acquired a hooky one from ebay.   Smiley Wink   Used as an extender it won't need to be authorised by VM.

 

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Its a long story: we moved to a temporary address for a few months. It was from a DOCSIS® 3 area to a non DOCSIS® 3 area, so the hub needed replacing. When we moved back they didn't take the old hub and fitted the new DOCSIS® 3 one. End result: two super hub 3s - one black and one white.
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Nope, it was the result of moving house - they simply didn't take the older router - one is DOCSIS® 3 and the other isn't. One is balck and one is white. Both are are super hub 3.

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tadpies wrote:

Nope, it was the result of moving house - they simply didn't take the older router - one is DOCSIS® 3 and the other isn't. One is balck and one is white. Both are are super hub 3.


They're both DOCSIS 3.  But because one is no longer linked to an account it won't be authorised to connect to the CMTS.  However you would do well to ask for a box to send the old one back.  As you may end up being billed for it's non return should VM's systems catch up with you.

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ravenstar68 wrote:

...  However you would do well to ask for a box to send the old one back.  As you may end up being billed for it's non return should VM's systems catch up with you.

Ravenstar68


Hmm,  but hubs are free, like email is and like webspace was, so how would they set a monthly usage rate ?

 given the number of posters still waiting for their returns boxes after many posts, many calls ,many "it's in the post" promises, I'd not bother & not worry.

 ....still waiting on the packaging for my pre-hub era cable modem which they were going to take back , circa 2008 Smiley Happy

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