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Superhub 4 vs 5 - Not getting what I am paying for.

prowl
Dialled in

So will Virgin swap out my Superhub 4 for a 5?  

I am after the 2.5Gbs Lan Connection, rather than the wifi 6,  to go to much better Wifi / Switching system ( Unifi ) 

I technically have never got the speed they advertised or pay for 1130Mbs.  

Also does the Superhub 5 have faster Modem Chipset?  Some say yes, some no. 

And what the Superhub 5x!? 

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prowl
Dialled in

Ah ok 5x is for Full Fibre to house rather than Coax.  Can’t see that happening anytime soon. 

carl_pearce
Community elder

Technically you pay for the connection over the VM network to your HUB, spread across several devices at the same time, which would be capable so saturating the full 1130Mbps.

Yes, you can ask for a HUB 5, however it appears to be pot luck if you'll get one.

I am not sure that Wi-Fi 5 throughput would reach 1gb even with a great client on the before i set up my mesh.  I only got 700 max but 900 over Ethernet 

legacy1
Alessandro Volta

VM might get away with that on 1Gb but anything faster plus modem mode and VM will have to give out hub 5

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@prowl wrote:

I am not sure that Wi-Fi 5 throughput would reach 1gb even with a great client on the before i set up my mesh.  I only got 700 max but 900 over Ethernet 


"spread across several devices at the same time"

I get that. But the hub 3 Wi-Fi barely covers my hallway, lounge and kitchen.  Thick walls and foil insulated outer walls mean I have to have better solution.  I get zip all upstairs. Hence having to have a separate mesh.   

Client62
Legend

Hardly a Hub 3 issue, no brand of Wi-Fi works well passing through thick walls. The brick work absorbs the signals.

For the same reasons a Wi-Fi Mesh can be quite unusable for heavily built properties.

Consider network cables and a Wireless Access point or perhaps a Powerline Adaptors / Wireless Access Points.

How to deliver decent  Wi-Fi coverage is a more pressing question than how to deliver more over 1Gb/s to every devices in the house.