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Velop WH303 on Hub 4 - Bridge or Router mode

So I’ve gone from the Hub 3 on 600 to Hub 4 on 1gig and all is good.   Very impressed with the speed and even the setup pages are near instant compared to the Hub 3 

Previously I had: 
Hub 3 in Router mode - with WiFi on
Velop in Bridge mode. 

So I had 2 WiFi networks - well 4 ( 2ghz and 5ghz ) and it all worked fine. 
 
With the Hub 4 this setup the Velop this was dropping connection randomly - I think it was the Hub 4 better channel bouncing was screwing with it.  I’ve turned the Hub wifi off now… so my actual question is should I just let the Velop handle everything and have the HUB 4 in modem mode.   Are there any benefits / problems with either other than some loss of ports. 

Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Velop WH303 on Hub 4 - Bridge or Router mode

See if this covers it....

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub-3-0-and-Linksys-velop/td-p/5024113

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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: Velop WH303 on Hub 4 - Bridge or Router mode

Thanks, but that’s just how to connect which I am good with.   

I am wondering if there is any good reason to keep the Virgin Hub as Router over the Velop Mesh.  Is the Hub 3 faster as processing the packets etc.  

 

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Re: Velop WH303 on Hub 4 - Bridge or Router mode

Absolutely not. How much did the Velop cost you? The VM Hub's tear down cost is about a tenner and most of that was the modem.

No contest

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Re: Velop WH303 on Hub 4 - Bridge or Router mode

Well yes, there is that!  I suppose I was shocked at how fast the 4 is to the 3 for the web settings page. 

As it is I am thinking of moving to Ubiquti as I want a couple of outdoor nodes,  which velop don’t do.  And that get pricey! 

I’ll swap it over.  It’s only a pain as I have a lot of reserved IP addresses for smart devices.

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