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Shub 3 as wifi extender

  • I have a shub3 downstairs as main router. Could I use another sub3 that I have, to add wifi to upstairs office on floor above, or does the shub3 not allow that? If so how do I change the IP address for the second shub3 pls?

I cannot use plug in extenders as very old Victorian house with lots of different wiring! 

I know I can use a shub2ac as have used one in the attic.

 

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You’re only allowed one SH3 per household.

Any purchased elsewhere will be stolen goods as Virgin Media retain ownership of their equipment. 


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Re: Shub 3 as wifi extender

Whilst not answering your question, I just wanted to chuck my two penn'orth in the hat, in regard of re-using ISP hubs as wireless access points.  I've played around with these, they can and do often work, they're free.....on the other hand they can be unreliable, and even if they are reliable, you've only getting the fairly skanky wireless of a cheap and nasty ISP router.  And I would guess that because you can't turn off the cable modem functionality of a DOCSIS hub, you'll be carrying a 5 watt energy penalty over a comparable Asus AP, as the VM modem searches hopelessly for an incoming RF signal, so around 40 kWh of energy a year if always on.  If that rather downbeat assumption is correct it mitigates most of the environmental benefits of reusing a hub?

Give it a go by all means, but I've come to the conclusion that the best way of permanently and reliably solving VM's rubbish wifi is to stick the hub in modem mode and buy a decent router or a wireless mesh system, depending on which meets your needs best.

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Re: Shub 3 as wifi extender

Thanks maybe tell people on ebay that

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Re: Shub 3 as wifi extender

Have you purchased one already?


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Re: Shub 3 as wifi extender

I cannot say for a hub 3, but I use a hub2ac as a free access point. Free as in when I received the hub3, the 2ac it replaced was no longer required.

 

I set the SSID to match that of the rest of the home wifi network (split for 2.4G/5G), turn off DHCP and set it to have an address within the home wifi networks static range.

Works perfectly in the garage.

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Yes I have
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Thanks, I have a 2ac as wifi access point in the attic but, have bought another hub3 from ebay hoping I could do the same with that
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Re: Shub 3 as wifi extender

Send it back and ask for a refund.

You're currently in possession of stolen goods. 


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