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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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ports not opening

I turned UpnP off, and have assigned a port forward to a device, and have that device reserved as an LAN ip address.My nat is strict, but when I turn UpnP on I now have open nat.I should be able to have upnp turned off but it seems that I have to hav...

Palm771 by Tuning in
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Wifi Pods - how to order

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me please. I did the speed test and it shows that some areas of my house the speed is minimal. I spoke over the phone with VM and I was told that I could apply for the WiFi pods, but I have been pushed from th...

PODS keep dropping connection

I have a hub 5 (factory settings, long press reboot several times over the last year) and 3 white pods. Once or twice a months 1 or all of the pods would just stop connecting, more often than not all of them, just doing the slow blink. 1-2 days of re...

HUB & POD connections bounce back and forth

I've been on the WhatsApp chat and realised I need a proper techy to help me I've had issues since installation and have followed demands for a reboot more times than I can remember.Issue is... my devices tend to skip between pods, or remain connecte...

Getting a lot of pre rs errors 100s hub5

Hi all hope you are all well. So I have 1gig and hub5. I am getting 100s of pre rs errors on my 3.0 down stream channels it's only been up for less than 2 days since last reboot.From 300 to 1300 across all channels.But no post rs errors. Can you tell...

Website blocking

Hey wondered if anyone could help as Ive spoke to virgin and there tech team thay seem to be scratching there heads, recently and a few other websites are getting access denied so I can't sign into my psn, we safe is not on but I have...

Tweds by Joining in
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Port Forwarding to WD My Cloud Home

Hi ThereI'm trying to configure my new WD External Hard drive but it is automatically in relay mode which is restricting its use.WD have advised me the router needs to enable Port Forwarding but I do not know how to do this - I have a Hub 5 - can I g...

ColFB by Joining in
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Loss of service - over 2 weeks

Looking for any advice - I’ve had a complete loss of service for over 2 weeks now and I have been unable to get anywhere with virgin as to when it will be fixed; I’ve exhausted every option on the phone lines, live chat and now resorting to trying th...

SGN16 by Tuning in
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Installation - Poor Customer Service

Hi all,Was wondering if anyone could help, especially if they've had a similar experience. 25/03/2024 Pre-installation was complete. 01/04/2024. The Virgin engineer turned up, no green light on the junction box outside, would not work/connect so the ...

Jackals by Joining in
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