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Losing connections

Hi guys. My devices keep losing connection to my hub 3. iPhones, iPads, laptop, desktop. Everything keeps losing its connection on a regular basis. VM claim everything looks good their side….any recommendations on things to check? 🤞🙏🏼

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Re: Losing connections

See this
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Are the issues only evident on wifi connections or do you see them at the same times on devices connected on ethernet cables? If you don't know, can you check to help diagnose whether it is just a wifi issue or it could be network connection/Hub related?

What are the various Hub lights showing/doing when this happens - does the baselight go green/flash?

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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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Re: Losing connections

Only when on wifi. Don’t have anything hardwired. Lights don’t change. Always the white light suggesting everything is ok. Speedtest are all showing good too. 

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Re: Losing connections

You need to check on an ethernet cable connection to see if its just a wifi issue... if it is ... see this
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If it is a wifi only issue, then on a Hub3/4/5, you can try separating the SSID's of the 2.4 and 5 GHz wifi bands by renaming them in the settings and at the same time switch off "channel optimisation/Smart wifi” “ apply and save the settings. All wifi devices will need reconnecting to the best SSID at each location. Also use a wifi scanning App to find the best wifi channels to use (just select and use channels 1,6,11 on 2.4GHz) - this often helps Hub users get better wifi performance - but its still no substitute for getting better kit 🙂
To address the wifi issues, VM now supply “wifi Pods” (no longer doing cheap and cheerless “boosters”). However, their Pods are only free to customers on the 1GB, Volt (or old Ultimate Oomph) packages - is that you? If so they are worth trying - they should work for you.

You do have to call in to order the first one (cant do it online the website is borked) - or try the web-chat or Whatsapp functions (that has worked for some) - or just wait here for a VM person to respond in a day or two and they will sort the first one for you .

If not… you will be charged £5/month (note - BT charge £10/mo for their whole home wifi solution). It’s a simple solution and should work for you. However, you would soon pay off that cost by buying your own wireless solution that will be yours to own and use forever, although the VM Pods should be a simpler option.

You would need to get either a… (1) Mesh System, (2) Wireless router, (3) Wireless access point (4) Powerline adapters (+/- inbuilt Wifi,) (5) A combination of (2,3,4).

£40-100 should sort it for most customers with an average property and usage.

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Re: Losing connections

Hi Kjonesy87,

Thank you for your post and welcome to the community. 

I'm very sorry to hear about the issue you're having with your broadband. 

I have taken a look on our system and I am unable to see anything that could be causing this. 

I am happy to look into this for you. I will private message you to confirm some details. 

^Martin

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