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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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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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Resolved! Can't connect devices to wi fi

Hi,My broadband went down today whilst work was done.When it came back on I can connect to my superhub 4 via ethernet but no devices can connect via wi fi any more.It says "failed to obtain IP address".Any help would be much appreciated

Service status green but issue in our postcode?

We've had intermittent issues with our internet here for days. The Virgin Media Service Status for our postcode has been changed back to green after around 70 hours (I think we can all assume why). However, when running a 'test your hub' connection i...

Hub 5 request

I have been with Virgin Media Broadband for the past 9 years. Their service during this time has been stable. The routers provided are poor. These normally come with the bare minimum specifications and with issues that make gaming online, in particul...

Blitzbok by Dialled in
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Superhub 3 - modem mode - red light (maybe)

Hi All,I have a Superhub 3 and have had this for many years.  It has always been in modem mode, coupled with an Asus rt-ac86u as the superhub 3 does not reach all of our house.  The light looks  red, not magenta as it should be in modem mode.  Well I...

Super Hub 3 LEDS/Lights

Hi,My network and WiFi appear very slow/sluggish.I have the Super Hub 3 with the base light orange?Most information says this should be magenta for modem mode or white for router mode, mine is neither.Any advise please? 

Dartec by Joining in
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Terrible Upload Speeds

This is both a question and a bit of a complaint.Is there a legitimate reason why the upload on Virgin Media is so poor? I'm on the 516Mbps plan, but the upload is pretty pathetic 36Mbps. Even Vodafone's 4G network in my area has a better upload spee...

1c6ylbmq by Just joined
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Hub4 Red light

Good evening,I woke up this morning to my Hub4 showing a red light at around 7:40. I've tried rebooting it which did nothing. I even left it switched off for a while before I turned it back on. Still red light! Nothing has been changed and Virgin med...

spikyash by On our wavelength
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WiFi Pod

 Hey guys I need some help regarding the boosters.Firstly, with the "intelligent WiFi" it automatically selects between the main hub and the booster, however from hub I get 100mb down but connected to the booster, near where I need the WiFi extended,...

Wifi issues again

So again I'm having yet another wifi issue, every 30mins or so the wifi drops out for a few seconds, or slows right down to litterly nothing, then after a few seconds or so generally comes back on. I have rebooted hub 3, done a pin hole reset, have 2...

Phil491 by Joining in
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Ethernet suddenly stopped working

My ethernet ports suddenly stopped working on my Hub 3 following engineering works at the beginning of the week. (Might just be a coincidence) I tried the hard reset and they're still busted. Two of the ports that have no cables are permanently lit b...