During the last 6 months I have been experiencing some dropouts and it has been getting worse lately. I am using the Hub 3 on M200.
It’s hard to explain, but I am experiencing 3 types:
1. “normal dropouts” usually last around 15 seconds - 1 minute, but can sometimes be more, and reconnects automatically.
2) Sometimes the internet drops from devices like phones and tablets but not from laptops and have to manually reconnect them.
3) And sometimes the internet drops from all devices and when I try to reconnect devices I get “No Internet Connection” - iPhone and iPad and “Wrong Password” or “Connection Failed” on Windows Laptops. The only way is to reconnect devices is to turn the Hub 3 off and on again. When this happens the WiFi light on the hub is rapidly blinking and happens roughly twice a week.
I know people have said on here before put it on modem mode and change it for another router as they are better and often more powerful. However I can’t afford this at the moment and my kids are homeschooling and they keep getting dropped off live lessons (zoom calls).
I have roughly 20 devices in the home with as many Ethernet as I can. It is strange because it’s only happened in the last 6-8 months or so, even when the kids weren’t at home and it was just me online (back in Sept/Oct of last year).
Could it just be the router at the end of its life? Have had it for about 4 years since the Hub 3 was new as we moved house just as it came out. The V6 TV box coming from the same wall socket is fine. The router hasn’t changed location until today as I thought having it facing into the room would be better as it was tucked away before. This didn’t help.
Spoke to VM via 150 and they did a few “tests” and said nothing was wrong. They then tried to repackage my services as I have had VM for a while and am still on Big Kahuna bundle and wanted me to upgrade to M500 (the Ultimate Oomph Bundle)! Is this just them trying to sell me things or is it that M200 isn’t substantial for 3/4 devices being online at once as it’s only their laptops and my tablet online while they are working.
I’m running them off WiFi at the moment now it’s the half term hoping to get something sorted before they go back! Especially since my son will have mocks online as he is in Y11 in 3 weeks and will need a reliable connection!
I wouldn’t know how to get the power logs if you could explain that would be great. Will also set up the broadband checker and BQM now.
Funny soon as I say no dropouts yet, there is one. Don’t know if they will count or show on the BQM as other devices are still online and dropouts happen for different devices at different times. This time it was only my phone and my daughters laptop it’s so strange. My Ethernet devices were fine this time but sometimes they drop as well. If you don’t understand I’m sorry, it’s really confusing me at this point too. Do I just call Virgin Support again and ask for a new router? Can’t see it being an outside problem with cabling, etc as some devices are still online.
Looks fairly normal.. need 24h to get a decent data set tho.
As for the hub, looks like you’ve not logged in before (or since a factory reset) so put the password in then close the browser and then reopen it and browse back there...should then see the router status option..