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modem mode - ethernet connections?

Looking to put my Hub3 into modem mode and use a high end netgear type router to boost signal speed in my house. I live a 2 up 2 down terrace so walls aren't particularly thick, but in the office which is opposite and above the router, I experience frequent disconnects and wifi signal dropping to one or two bars on my laptop.

I currently have my PS4 ethernet connected into the virgin hub. I have read that the ethernet ports become disabled after switching the hub to modem mode.

Question is what becomes of the ethernet connections? Do I plug them into the new wifi router's ethernet ports?

 

Thanks

 

 

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@thills wrote:

Looking to put my Hub3 into modem mode and use a high end netgear type router to boost signal speed in my house. I live a 2 up 2 down terrace so walls aren't particularly thick, but in the office which is opposite and above the router, I experience frequent disconnects and wifi signal dropping to one or two bars on my laptop.

I currently have my PS4 ethernet connected into the virgin hub. I have read that the ethernet ports become disabled after switching the hub to modem mode.

Question is what becomes of the ethernet connections? Do I plug them into the new wifi router's ethernet ports?

 

Thanks

 

 


Once you put the Virgin Hub into modem mode just one of the Ethernet ports will work - to connect your third party router to.  Any Ethernet cables that go to devices then need to go to Ethernet ports on the third party router - so yes, the ethernet connections go to your new Wi-Fi router.

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Re: modem mode - ethernet connections?

Awesome, thank you!

Next part of my question, what would be a recommended router? I've checked out the Netgear nighthawks and they look pretty good

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@thills wrote:

Awesome, thank you!

Next part of my question, what would be a recommended router? I've checked out the Netgear nighthawks and they look pretty good


Anything modern from Netgear, TP Link or Asus etc.   Others no doubt have their own favourites - I've seen other recommendations in other threads on here if you have a search through.  Decide what features matter to you and what you want to pay.  Many are marketed for 'gaming' presumably offering features important for such.  See if there are any decent test reports and reviews available.

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Re: modem mode - ethernet connections?

Thanks g0akc - Port 1 specifically?
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@MrJB73 wrote:
Thanks g0akc - Port 1 specifically?

Historically the only port active in Modem mode was the one nearest to the co-ax cable, i.e. the bottom one.  However recently it appears that any of the ports can be used. 

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