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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! Access to my hosting server at 123-reg

I have Virgin HUB 5 and trying to connect to the web hosting server on 123-reg.It gives an error'Your connection is not private'. 'This server could not prove that it is; its security certificate is from *

Wifi failing

Our wifi is constantly dropping out we have a booster that does nothing and when I use the app to check connections, it says everything is wonderful.  If we close the patio doors to our extention we ge no service at all.  Any ideas how to improve thi...

niffniff by On our wavelength
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Wifi Pods

Hello, I have been receiving awful signal upstairs since having Virgin fitted and downloaded the virgin connect app to show that I have download speeds of 1mb upstairs.I have requested a WiFi Pod and this has been confirmed 4 days ago and had email t...

Chimmo12 by Joining in
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Resolved! New hub now blink doesn’t work

i need some help please, i renewed my contract and i received a new hub which i fitted today, all seem to be working but my blink system wont connect despite putting in the correct password, it was working fine with the old laptop ipad and ...

jimred by On our wavelength
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Slow to no internet

Hi, I'm running out of ideas for an issue I'm having and I work from home so it's not great.. I'm on 1 Gig and for the last couple of days PC has slow to no internet access.  When I do a speed test (when it allows me to run it) I get around 8Mbps dow...

JoeUK82 by Joining in
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Stand Alone ONT

With the advent of FTTP on Virgin's network I was wondering if there's any chance we can nominate to have a stand alone ONT installed rather than a Hub5x. I realise the hub 5X has the ONT built in (sort of). But it would be great not to have to put t...