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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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Resolved! WiFi on London Underground

The VirginMedia SSID has vanished from the London Underground network, some time during the day yesterday 30th March 2023.After doing some digging I found an article in an ISP news website about the HotSpot service ending later this year. The same ar...

TRT1968 by Superfast
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Delayed installation

I’ve had my install date changed 4 times , I was meant to get installed on the 15th of may but due to a blocked duct this hasn’t happened I’ve read horror stories on here. Can anyone give me any light on this 

Downstream power levels high again

I've taken notice that my downstream power levels are high since my last virgin media engineer visit (about a year ago) but never questioned if its a problem but will now. I read somewhere that it should below 10 and upstream power over 34. Would I n...

rolandjp by On our wavelength
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Resolved! packet loss

HelloI have seen regular bouts of packet loss for the last few months.  There is no loss for a week and then we get a couple of days of intermittant loss.  Today I see loss of about 10%, based on continuous ping to, which makes working fro...

nick777 by Tuning in
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Constant dropping of connection

Hello,Since I moved to Virgin Media in November I have been having constant issues with my connection dropping for a few seconds. While it is only a few seconds, it will take out anything connected to it, which is impractical as I work from home - my...