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Deco mesh modem mode on hub

Mydogsam
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I recently installed T - Link deco mesh to boost my wifi coverage . So I logged into my hub 3 to disable the hub Wi-Fi ,  to do this I have to choose modem mode this disables the router wifi. Thing is when you do this only Ethernet port number 1 remains active the others are turned off . So if like me you have anything connected to ports 2 3 or 4 they have no connection. I have looked at buying a Ethernet switch to overcome this . I don’t think I should have to do this surely virgin should be able to fix this . 

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jbrennand
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Nope VM  dont really support modem only mode.  You will need to get your own unmanaged switch with 1GB ports - these are only ~£15 on Amazon.  Or put the Hub back to router mode and use the Deco's in "Access Point" mode.


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

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legacy1
Alessandro Volta

You got deco you know how many ports it had you should of got a router your understanding of modem mode is young  

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Mydogsam
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I recently installed TP - Link deco mesh to boost my wifi coverage . So I logged into my hub 3 to disable the hub Wi-Fi ,  to do this I have to choose modem mode this disables the router wifi. Thing is when you do this only Ethernet port number 1 remains active the others are turned off . So if like me you have anything connected to ports 2 3 or 4 they have no connection. I have looked at buying a Ethernet switch to overcome this . I don’t think I should have to do this surely virgin should be able to fix this . 

jbrennand
Very Insightful Person
Very Insightful Person

Nope VM  dont really support modem only mode.  You will need to get your own unmanaged switch with 1GB ports - these are only ~£15 on Amazon.  Or put the Hub back to router mode and use the Deco's in "Access Point" mode.


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

jbrennand
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double post !


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

carl_pearce
Community elder

The whole point of modem mode is to turn the HUB into a 'dummy' device, to allow one wired device internet access.

After that it's up to you how it's distributed on your third party hardware.

Would this switch do the job ? So Ethernet from port 1 to the switch then all other equipment into the ports on the switch . Then hub into modem mode to disable the wifi from the hub . Then my wifi would be only from the deco mesh system 

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carl_pearce
Community elder

If the switch is plugged into one of the Deco nodes any switch will work, as long as the Deco is also plugged directly into the HUB.

jbrennand
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The first Deco unit is wired to the Hub.  The switch is conneted to  the second port on that Deco unit - and all of your wired connections come from the switch ports.

To correctly set it all up... see Tudor’s message 2 in here….
https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub3-in-Modem-mode/td-p/5206738

 


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

legacy1
Alessandro Volta

Given its a mesh the way they work is flawed unless hub in modem mode can set fixed source MAC that it allows only the MAC mesh which VM will not do.

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