after being with virgin media for 2 years and trying a tenda mesh system to eliminate blackspots. ive not purchased an asus ac68u ac1900 router which i intend to connect to my hub 3 to see whether it does a better job of transmitting the signal throughout my home.
from what i understand the hub 3 needs to be in modem mode. im clear on how to do that. but from there im unsure exactly what to do next. and in what order. i know i need to connect the hub 3 to the asis router.. but that is all.
i would appreciate any help and support as its causing me so much stress.. thats the only reason i decided on laying £160 out as i just want to solve the issue now.
I've just forked out £270 on Asis ZenWifi CT8 mesh. basically two of the same routers you stick at either end of the house and let them do the rest.
As for your configuration - as you say Virgin router into modem mode (a tip here is to do a factory reset first, not mandatory but fixed a speed issue I had) then an ethernet connection from the 'special' port on your Virgin router (I've got Hub4 now and its the 3rd one down - google it for Hub3 if indeed it has one. Just dont use the WAN port). On the Asus router connect the ethernet cable from the Virgin router to your WAN port.
Now download the Asus router app onto your smart phone and go through the setup procedure. it will prompt you to specify what hardware you have got (Asus router) then should take you through setup once its connected to it including what WAN setup you have. Pick DHCP and then it should pick up the internet connection.
One reason i went for Asus was their interface software. really really good.
This is the "standard" procedure. -------------------------------------------
With the new router off and disconnected - put the VM hub into modem mode (see VM website for details) and wait for the base light to turn magenta. Once it’s in modem mode, the VM hub must then be powered off. Then, set up your own router with the WAN port set to be in DHCP mode, it may be pre-set that way anyway. Make sure it’s fully initialised (leave 5 min) and then put in the WAN cable to the VM hub. Now power up the VM hub and you should get a connection. This order only needs to be done the first time you connect your own router to the VM hub.
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