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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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Hub 5 - 5Ghz not working

Afternoon,I seem to have encountered an issue with my Hub 5. It's been working great for the past six months, however today it seems the 5Ghz band has stopped working.I've tried turning off the 2.4Ghz band to force devices to look for and use 5Ghz, h...

DaveUK83 by Dialled in
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Red light on router doesnt go

Solid red light on router which virgin do not bother with. Ridiculous, the Internet is frequently dropping out and virgin say the connection coming in is fine. Very difficult to get through it's frustrating and not working as suggested. I feel like c...

Cjnks by Joining in
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Hub5x Poor Wifi range, how to order wifi Pods

HiHad Virgin Installed around August when they came to the area, was given a Hub5x with a 1gig package and told that modem mode would enable me to use my own kit that i wanted to run. (Spoiler: there is no modem mode currently on the 5x),the wifi ran...

Really strange problem

Ok, got a s/hub 1, it works well and does what I need it to do.Over the past couple of days Ive found something really strange, something that I've never came across before.When I have one computer on, my bbi works find, no issues, this is confirmed ...

hub223 by On our wavelength
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Resolved! Broadband drops out regularly

My broadband is dropping out regularly.  There was some work on the network in the last few weeks, and the problems arose then.I can reset the Wi-Fi in a few minutes, but this only provides a temporary fix.When the system comes back up, Wi-Fi resumes...

New router I didn't ask for. Should I be worried?

Virgin Media (bless 'um) have sent me a new router "Because you have both Virgin Media broadband and an O2 mobile plan, you’re now eligible for exclusive Volt benefits." The problem is that I haven't got an O2 mobile plan. (I was trying to sign up fo...

Wifi pod whirring noise

One of my wifi pods is making a quite loud whirring noise.The noise sounds like a fan is  running and is quite loud.What can I do to resolve the problem?Regards Bill 

Billbod by Tuning in
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Resolved! Packet Loss after VM outage

Two days ago we had one of those brief outages that took over an hour to recover from, having to factory reset modem and router. Ever since we've had packet losses, currently 16% using this due to whatever was going on a...

Kay4 by On our wavelength
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Hub5 - Disconnections and 5Ghz dropping

Good afternoon,I've had some issues with my broadband over the last few weeks.I run separated 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands and have done for years. Lately the 5ghz band keeps disappearing completely.My main PC uses an ethernet connection to the hub, but I'v...

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