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Do you loose speed if turning off your Virgin Hub?

Hi,

New to Virgin Media BB, and just wondered if you loose your speed if you shut down the router for a few days while your away ?

I am off for 4 weeks shortly and as such usually cut the power to everything except the Fridge / Freezer. Will this impact on my speeds with the router when I return ?

I only ask as when I was with BT, they basically suspend the service if the exchange can not connect to the router. Then you need an engineer to re-set the line !!

Any concrete advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance. 

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HFC (virgin) is different to ADSL, which is what you must have had before if your modem dropped speeds after being disconnected.

Your speeds should be the same before and after your hols.

 


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No unlike BT the virgin connection doesn't train. You might get a different ip, but thats about it.

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4 Weeks could cause the modem to be placed into the walled garden and deactivated. I do believe that if a device is not seen on the network for some time it is deactivated for security reasons. If that is the case then a quick call when back should get it back online.


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Re: Do you loose speed if turning off your Virgin Hub?

I just wanted to reply to confirm - Although this has already been said.

Virgin Media (cable) internet services work completely different to ADSL services (from the likes of BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet, etc).

You won't experience a reduction in your internet speed for restarting, or leaving your Virgin Media router powered off.

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HFC (virgin) is different to ADSL, which is what you must have had before if your modem dropped speeds after being disconnected.

Your speeds should be the same before and after your hols.

 


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No unlike BT the virgin connection doesn't train. You might get a different ip, but thats about it.

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Cheers Kippies for the quick reply !
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Cheers stevedh2 for the info and lightening response.
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Enjoy your 4 weeks away Smiley Happy



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Cheers pyrotenax Smiley Happy

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4 Weeks could cause the modem to be placed into the walled garden and deactivated. I do believe that if a device is not seen on the network for some time it is deactivated for security reasons. If that is the case then a quick call when back should get it back online.


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Re: Do you loose speed if turning off your Virgin Hub?

I just wanted to reply to confirm - Although this has already been said.

Virgin Media (cable) internet services work completely different to ADSL services (from the likes of BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet, etc).

You won't experience a reduction in your internet speed for restarting, or leaving your Virgin Media router powered off.

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