We have a Hub 3. To spread the internet round the house we have a Unify POE switch plugged into one of the Hub 3 ethernet ports. That POE switch is hard wired to two access points and TV.
However when the Unify POE switch is plugged in, when switching on our computers (various, Windows and Macs) it will connect to VM network but it says "No internet, secured". Other times the VM network will work but the Unify network will not, saying "No internet, secured".
- When VM says "No internet, secured", once I take the POE switch out and reconnect on my laptop, it connects with internet.
- When VM says "No internet, secured" on one device, other devices are connected with internet.
Potentially connected to this, the Unify will drop around the house too, and is not stable enough to hold a Skype call.
An IT engineer came and thought there was an issue with the Hub 3, but on the phone Virgin blame the third party hardware.
Welcome to our Community and thanks so much for your first post - I was sorry to understand that you're having some drop outs when using a 3rd party device. We can certainly assist with any connections issues you may have but are unable to offer any advise or assistance with your 3rd party equipment, I am sorry.
Our users and Community may be able to assist with that though.
I have located your account from here to run through some diagnostics and can see it's been around 3 days since the Hub3 was rebooted. Your signal levels are within the parameters that we would expect for your package and equipment. There are no errors showing and no known area issues. All is looking as it should
However, when we check your connected devices, you have an excessive amount of devices for the package that you are on and this is causing bandwidth and connection issues with some of those devices. A few of the devices are also too close to the Hub which is causing some interference.
For the amount of devices you have connected, we would recommend that a faster/higher package would be more suitable for your needs. Or you would need to remove a lot of the devices to get the best from your package and broadband connection.
Katie - Forum Team
I use a large amount of Unifi equipment including 3 PoE switches, but not direct to my Hub3 as I have a Unifi Dream Machine Pro router. Here are a few things you could try, SSH into the switch on port 22, I think the logon/password is ubnt/ubnt if you have not changed it (see their website if this does not work). Then give the switch and IP address of say 192.168.0.250 outside of the DHCP range of the Hub3. Also you could install the free Unifi Network Controller software on either a PC or Mac, this will let you see what is happening in the switch and look at all its ports.
sounds like you potentially have another device on the network acting as a dhcp server..? when a device doesn't work (and you get the connected, no internet message) check what the IP configuration is for that device ("ipconfig /all" at a command prompt on a windows machine)
Thank you for all your help. I got a couple of engineers in (not Virgin) who thought there may be an issue with the Hub3.
Anyway, what I then did was to buy a new router (a Netgear Nighthawk) and then put the Hub3 into modem mode. At present (1 day in), everything seems to be working. It may be have been some conflict as the above comments say, which have now been sorted.
I spoke to the engineer who came a couple of hours ago who said he had another client who called with exactly this issue - issues with Unify alongisde a Hub 3, so there may be some issue somewhere. Hopefully this post helps those trying to sort it out!
Thanks again to those who responded.
Hi I'd like an update on this too please as I'm suffering similar issues. Virgin and Unifi just stopped working together all of a sudden.
Do you plug your POE switch into the NIghthawk?
Could two standalone APs plug into the night hawk instead? As that is the setup that I currently have.
Since my original post, I can tell you that my Virgin internet at home has been rock solid. The only way to go in my experience is to buy a secondary router like an asus router.