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Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Hi,

After setting up the hub (wifi names/ passwords etc), I connected it to the internet (coax). After that, all SSIDs disappeared and I can't connect to it through an ethernet cable either.

A reset (60 secs holding the button until flash) hasn't fixed it - the default (VMxxxxx) SSID no longer appears and ethernet connections still don't work. Scanning the WPS QR code at the back doesn't provide a connection either.

Is it busted? It's showing a solid white LED that flashes every few minutes. 

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Re: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Have you called it in and reported it as faulty?

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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: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

I did a few hours ago. 

The 1st operator told me that it was in modem mode, and that she would activate it on her end. I agreed to that course of action on the condition that she could revert back to my old Hub 3 (which was working) if the Hub 5 was not fixed. She said it would take 30 minutes for the fix to apply and she would call back then to see if it worked. 

It didn't work, she didn't call back and now my old Hub 3 is longer able to receive signal. When I called again an hour later the new operator told me that re-activating the old hardware is not possibe and has arranged a technician for Monday. I'm now going to be 4 days without internet because of it. 

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Re: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Its easy for them to reactivate the Hub3 - the only reason it is not possible is if you have moved to the 1GB package - when you must have a Hub4/5 - is that the case?

If not - Call the equipment activation number on - 0800 953 9500 (option 3) – you will need the Hub serial numbers/MAC addresses off the barcode stickers and also your account number and tell them you want the Hub3 activating.

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Re: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Thanks for your quick reply. 

I didn't sign up for any contract changes - just the free Hub5 upgrade promo from last month.

 I'll give the number a call later, thanks 👍

 

 

 

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Re: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Hello SuperhubUser, thank you for your posts and replies on our help forum.

Sorry to hear of the issues faced with your new hub 5 and that your old hub 3 could not be reactivated while you had an issue with the broadband. 
Please, allow us to explain if we've processed a hub replacement for you then all codes from your old equipment would have been removed from the account therefore re-connecting this hub would not be easy.

Also, based on what you explain above, as our agents ran the diagnostics for you and advised we need a technician to fix this, we would be able to do a a free fault visit and restore or replace the new equipment where needed.

Could you please tell us if there are any updates since you last posted on Thursday and how you get on with this?
Have you called our activation number as advised by jbrennand above and did that help?
Happy to assist further

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Re: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Hi Adri,

Jbrennand was correct, it was simple for them to reactivate the Hub3 when I called with it's Mac code.

The engineer came last night and swapped the faulty Hub5 for a new one, then called to activate it and it's working great.

Would you like me to return my old Hub3?

David
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Re: Super Hub 5 problems. Bricked on set-up?

Hi @SuperhubUser

Great to hear this is all sorted for you now and working well. 

You can return the Hub 3 us, you can request a pre-paid returns packaging or print off your own returns label here. Drop this at your nearest collect plus point and we'll pick it up from there. 

Please let us know if you are having any further issues or have any questions at all. We'll be here to help on the community forums if needed :). 

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