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chenks
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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?

yes it does, but the hub3 uses 192.168.0.x, and your previous network may have used something different, so any device that was set with a static IP manually (ie not via an assigned static IP) would essentially be "off the network" until it was given a 192.168.0.x IP address.

you'll need to set up any port forwarding again on the hub3 once you have assigned the devices a static IP.
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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?

Once you need to do anything out of the ordinary like port forwarding or DHCP reservations you should put the hub into modem mode and use your own router.

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chenks
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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?


@Roger_Gooner wrote:

Once you need to do anything out of the ordinary like port forwarding or DHCP reservations you should put the hub into modem mode and use your own router.


it's not a requirement though.
the hub3 is perfectly capable of doing DHCP reservations and port forwarding.
it worked fine for me for the period that i used the hub3 in router mode.\

it's poor advice to suggest someone spend money when you don't even know that it won't work for them using stock hardware.

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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?

Yes, but there are two problems.

1. There are plenty of reported difficulties in actually setting these up.

2. You never know when the next hub upgrade will come along and wipe out your configuration.

It's for these reasons that I've got my hub in modem mode and am not concerned about upgrades. The OP has "dozens of devices" but he's using a hub which is suitable for basic usage.

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chenks
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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?

i'm not arguing about that, but we don't even know that it won't work for the OP yet, it might work perfectly fine. so it this point suggesting to buy new hardware is a little misguided.

with regards to the number of reported difficulties, it's a fairly one sided survey, as the ones with no problems don't tend to come here and report that everything is working fine. you only hear from those with issues.

there are quite a few people here where the default response to anything is "put the hub in modem mode and buy a router with 1Gbps ports" with no attempt to even troubleshoot the issue. that's just bad advice (if it's even advice at all).

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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?

Yes put the hub in modem mode and buy a router with 1Gbps ports.

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Re: Does Virgin's Hub 3 work with a Switch?

could you put the hub 3 in modem mode and use the bt homehub if it is the older model with a wan input?

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