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Resolved! Wifi no longer visible on London underground

Hi all,  I noticed for the first time today that the usual virgin media WiFi network isn't there on the tube. Is this being phased out?     [MOD EDIT: Please see update on post 111 here]      

ruswit by On our wavelength
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UNDERSTANDING KEY ASPECTS OF WiFi WiFi is a somewhat notorious, though essential commodity. In many cases, when its behaviour does not meet the user’s perception of the claims made by the ISP (e.g. Virgin Media), the blame is quickly heaped on the IS...

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Sephiroth by Alessandro Volta
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Getting a better Wireless Network Signal

Seeing so many posts about Good, Bad & ugly Wifi, I thought I would post some suggestions for people out there.   There are definitely good, midrange & poor routers with quite variable performance wifi.  Never expect a mass market product to be the b...

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Hub status data - understanding network log messages

N Warning: Long, dull, a bit technical. NHaving needed to repeat myself a few times, I thought I'd share my understanding of what you might find in a Hub 3's network log when things go wrong, and what it means.  First of all, this post is based on my...

Andrew-G by Alessandro Volta
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Bad network

Since about 3 weeks ago my internet has been abit behind what it should be download speed is giving the full 1gbps but the upload and latency is having issuesHad an engineer who said they fixed it but had no improvement and phone support say there’s ...

Foreman1 by Joining in
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VM Connect App - Optimise settings loop

My VM Connect App is stuck in a loop asking me to optimise my settings. If I complete the wizard I am prompted to optimise again. This is preventing me from removing paused devices leaving us without internet access. I have tried connecting directly ...

WPA3 bug found

Hi, relatively new to VM and just joined the forums. Discovered a very odd bug with WPA3 security. Long post ahead to cover my findings.Everything felt very sluggish, then today (Tuesday) I found all my wireless devices randomly dropping connection. ...

Issue with speed and packet loss.

 Attached I’ve left a picture of my router in the same room facing me and in the second I’ve left a speed test I’ve don’t that reflects the connection I’ve had for the past week. Checking with my account number says everything as it should be but I c...

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ValenB by Joining in
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Resolved! Can't connect smart plugs

Wondering if anyone can help with my problem please.I used to have my VM hub 5 connected to a Netgear router to get the wifi signal all around the house. Smart plugs worked fine. Long story short, the internet kept dropping and was very unreliable so...

dc64 by Tuning in
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HUB 5 Suddenly stopped working upstairs

In the last few days all laptops \ PCs stopped connecting to my hub 5 upstairs and in my home office. TP Link extenders 550 and 580 also stopped working and will not reconnect to the hub, even after hard reset (They go through the motions and find th...

oldnich by Joining in
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unknown ethernet device on router

have had router problems for a few days, router has been rebooted several times. I just logged onto the router to chek devices and i see an unknown device listed, as an oethernet connection - I don't have anything connected via ethernet so what is it...

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oldnich by Joining in
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Use wifi boosters without smart wifi

Hi, i have little coverage in my house so i got virgin media wifi boosters ( the ones that look like the hub 5 but smaller) but when i turn them on, it wont find the wifi. I dont want to enable smart wifi as i find it annoying how ill be getting 500 ...

Jas3r by Joining in
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