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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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WiFi Pod Not Connecting To Hub 3.0

I have a WiFi Pod to install for my Hub 3, but I can't get it to connect to the hub, even when plugged in within the same room as the hub - just keeps cycling through flashing green and blue lights.  If I plug the pod into the Hub via Ethernet cable ...

Red Light Continuously on

My Hub 3 remains with a solid red light even after rebooting, moving the location, leaving it off to cool overnight. Leaving me with an intermittent internet connection. In the network logs I'm getting critical errors and warnings (T3 & T4)I have it ...

Upstream qam rain

Hi silly question but are virgins connections water proof? I mean the cable from the cabinet to the cable that joins up with the cable that enters the house?Reason is that every time it rains the upstream qam drops from 64 to 16qam on one particular ...

madmanx by On our wavelength
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2.5G Port on Hub 5 in Modem Mode

Hi all,I’ve been on the Gig1 plan for a while now. Have been on the Hub 4 and ended up buying a dedicated router (TP Link Archer GX90 (w, 2.5 Eth port) due to the atrocious Wi-Fi on the Hub 4. I recently managed to convince Virgin to give me the Hub5...

dzw003 by Tuning in
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Changing SSID on Hub5 FAILS

After year long issues with wifi Virgin finally changed the Hub from 3 to 5Wifi working better than before BUT I have a large number of devices attached and whilst I can change the wifi password to that used previously any change to the SSID has most...

Madelvic by Tuning in
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Resolved! TiVO Box Removed - Should I Remove Splitter?

Hi all.Quick question, as I understand it every join, splitter or coupler in the path will add in some sort of noise so now that we are a Broadband only customer with our TiVO box removed should I remove the splitter and plug directly into the Hub 3....

Naylor2006 by On our wavelength
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Any DNS Server Issues?

Is Virgin Media / O2 experiencing any DNS server issues.I was just on this then wouldn't load with DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.I then tried on my phone with O2 with the wifi disabled and it wouldn't load eith...