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Router Replacement with Cable connection

Hello

I am looking for a more advanced router replacement for the Virgin Media Hub 3.

The problem is, my hub 3 is connected via a coaxial style cable from the wall sockets. Most router use a standard RJ45 ethernet input instead of coaxial cables style.

I was looking for routers from ASUS and Netgear but they don't have coax inputs.

Could anyone recommend a solution? Does anyone have a router with coaxial input ornis there an adaptor or something?

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@ToxicBatosss wrote:

Hello

I am looking for a more advanced router replacement for the Virgin Media Hub 3.

The problem is, my hub 3 is connected via a coaxial style cable from the wall sockets. Most router use a standard RJ45 ethernet input instead of coaxial cables style.

I was looking for routers from ASUS and Netgear but they don't have coax inputs.

Could anyone recommend a solution? Does anyone have a router with coaxial input ornis there an adaptor or something?


You can access the HUB and change it to modem mode. This will then allow you to connect a third party router to it via ethernet. You will always need the HUB regardless of your setup.

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Re: Router Replacement with Cable connection

Oh I see.

So turn the Hub into modem mode, connect my router of choice into the Hub via Ethernet, and then connect all my devices into the new router? 

Would doing this effect the overall download/upload speeds or add latency? I'm looking for a 'more gaming style' router so to say.

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@ToxicBatosss wrote:

Oh I see.

So turn the Hub into modem mode, connect my router of choice into the Hub via Ethernet, and then connect all my devices into the new router? 

Would doing this effect the overall download/upload speeds or add latency? I'm looking for a 'more gaming style' router so to say.


Correct. You must follow the below sequence for it to work as the HUB, when in modem mode, will only give one device an IP address, in your case it would be a third party router:

  • Put HUB into modem mode and turn off.
  • Turn on thrid party router and wait for it to initialize.
  • plug HUB into 'WAN' port on third party router and power on.

When using a third party router you shouldn't lose any speed, since you are connecting the two devices via a gigabit ethernet connection.

Depending on which router you go for your wireless experience should be improved, keeping in mind rented kit like HUB 3s are built to budget.

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@ToxicBatosss wrote:

Oh I see.

So turn the Hub into modem mode, connect my router of choice into the Hub via Ethernet, and then connect all my devices into the new router? 

Would doing this effect the overall download/upload speeds or add latency? I'm looking for a 'more gaming style' router so to say.


Yes that’s correct.

“Gaming” routers are just marketing BS.


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@ToxicBatosss wrote:

I am looking for a more advanced router replacement for the Virgin Media Hub 3.

Could anyone recommend a solution? 


ZyXEL Armor G1 Multi-Gigabit AC2600 WiFi Router - Large Home Coverage. 1 x 2.5Gbps WAN Port, 4 x Gig...

or more advanced good upto around 400Mb TCP

Zyxel ZyWALL 1.0 Gbps Wireless AC UTM Firewall, recommended for up to 75 users - Hardware only [USG6...

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Re: Router Replacement with Cable connection

The VM device that connects to the VM network is called a hub, not a router. That is because it comprises of 4 components, 1 modem (to essentially convert DOCIS coax signal to Ethernet), 2 router, 3 network switch and 4 Wireless Access Point.

You can turn off functions 2, 3 & 4 above and run the hub in what is termed ‘modem mode’.

Then you can connect your own devices that provide functions 2, 3 & 4.


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