Thanks I'll try that. I've tried just about everything else. Spoke to virgin today and the tech guy said if I paid them £50 they would fix it, but that it wasn't their fault. The fact that everything worked before seemed to mean nothing. I rang to cancel our services from them, to which a very nice lady said the tech guys are just trying to sell us something we don't need, she agreed with me that it's not my fault. So I have a virgin technician coming monday.Watch this space
I think I may have sorted my problem. First of all I disabled the 5 ghz on the hub. That didn't work. So I uninstalled the printer then reinstalled it again, and it's printing. I'll wait and see if it's still ok in the morning , just in case it decides not to work when it's ' had a sleep ' , as I've read has happened to someone else . Will confirm tomorrow. Many thanks to the people who have tried to help me . Perhaps my solution may be of help to someone at sometime.
I do realize it is not virgins responsibility to connect my printer to my hub . But there are so many people with the same problem, why don't virgin suggest a solution when you call them .instead of saying , nothing to do with us. The way I see it is that my printer was working before they installed the superhub 3, then after it wasn't, so it certainly wasn't something I'd done . At least I didn't pay the gadget men £50 to do the job . This is the first time in 30 years I've had a problem with virgin, and they didn't cover themselves in glory. Rather disappointed. But relieved.
You're right of course. I'm in my seventies and not very tech minded, so in my simple way of thinking, I just assumed that as my printer worked before I had the hub 3 and not after that the hub 3 had something to do with it . Virgin must know about the problems people have with this, it was just a shame they couldnt offer some suggestions to people like myself who felt they were walking down a blind alley. Having said that they were going to send a technician out to me yesterday. So, yes indeed they were right and I was wrong .
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I had the same problem with my wireless laser printer. It connected to the VM Hub, but computers kept complaining that the printer was offline or it would print a few lines and stop. Tried splitting the 2.4 and 5GHZ SSID's but still had the same problem.
I switched the printer from connecting directly to the VM Hub to connecting to a different wifi access point (with different SSID) that is connected via HomePlug to the VM Hub. Now printing works fine, even when the computer is connected to the VM Hub.
Some computers took a day or so to adjust, so maybe a restart or reinstalling the printer drivers may have sped that up.