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Hub 4.0 parental controls

Hi.

I’ve just joined virgin broadband and had a new Hub 4.0 installed. After hours of trying to set up parental controls it looks like there are none available for this hub.

Has anybody else experienced this? If I can’t control hours online or content watched by my kids then I don’t think I can have broadband access at all.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Hub 4.0 parental controls

correct.
but you can put the hub4 into modem mode and use any router you want with the options and features you need.
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Thanks for your response. Do you know how I would do that? And could I then get it to work with something like this:

TP-Link TL-MR6400

Would the hub 4.0 in modem mode connect wirelessly to this router, or would it require a cable.

Thanks in advance. 

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TL-MR6400 is a poor router. its also a 4g router not a cable router

You would have to connect your own router to the hub by a cable
if you like tp-link look at something like this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Next-Gen-Gigabit-Wireless-1201Mbps/dp/B089YXY2YH/ref=sr_1_17?dchild...
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Appreciate this. 

I’ll happily go with any router you suggest, I’m not fixed on TP-Link tbh, would just need the speed/bandwidth and the punch to cover a three story house. This really isn’t my area of expertise!

Would you have any idea how to put the hub into modem mode?

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virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-hub-modem-mode
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Thanks!

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Also investigate Mesh systems. These are more flexible than a stand alone wifi router as additional units can be added as required.

Good options for Access points/Wifi routers/Mesh systems come from Ubiquiti, Asus, TP-Link (Deco's M4/M5), Linksys (Velop's), Tenda Nova's, Netgear Orbi's (and others) – I would stick with these companies whose business this is - rather than “newcomer” and data-driven” companies like Google, Amazon, etc. Also be sure the router or Mesh specifically says that they have 1GB ethernet ports - some of the cheaper ones only have 100Mbps ports.

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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 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
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Get any router you want then use these DNS IP's 1.1.1.3 and 1.0.0.3
https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-1-1-1-1-for-families/
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Re: Hub 4.0 parental controls

This is all great info, thanks very much everyone.

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