I’ve just received my new Hub 5 router, which is working very well so far and indeed, there seems to be a marked improvement in the WiFi strength and spread over the Hub 4.
My only issue to date is that the Virgin Connect App can’t see my Hub 5 router. I’ve tried re-booting and resetting the router numerous times, deleting the app cache and deleting and re-installing the app and all of these in different orders, but to no avail.
It searches but on everyone occasion, can’t find the hub and invites me to re-install my hub (which I have done but as I say, it’s working fine and providing wired and wireless connectivity without issue).
I believe VM have recognised an issue with some of their customers but any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated.
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I found that my iPhone could not detect the hub unless it was using the 5.0ghz network. Try that, it might work.
Just another add-on to my original info. When I first powered up my Hub 5 yesterday the VM Connect App worked. I had to power the hub down earlier today to re-position it and since turning back on, no matter what I do, the app is not seeing my new Hub 5 router, albeit both wired and wireless connectivity is great!
Just to let you know, I eventually got my Hub 5 working with the VM connect app. It needed a reset of the Hub 5 (as opposed to a reboot). I simply pushed in the tiny orange reset button (located on the base near the front) using the tip of a biro pen and held it in for just over a minute before releasing (I’d read both 45 seconds and 1 minute in two separate posts elsewhere). There was a single flash of the front panel LED at around 35 seconds in and then just around the 1 minute mark, the led started flashing. I removed the pen, the led went solid and everything tested out ok, including the device find bit in the Broadband section of the app.
Everything now appears to be working well.
Thanks again Bob,
Thanks for posting and welcome to our community 🙂
Sorry to hear you're having some trouble connecting your hub to the Connect App. Can you try the below for me-
Enter your admin name and password.
Once signed in, go to Advanced settings > Wireless> Security Select the dropdown next to Security and change it to WPA2-PSK.
Select Apply changes.
Really appreciate your input, thank you. I’d thought of that already; It’s already set to WPA2-PSK on my router.
One thing I noticed, the router is using 2.4 GHz by default. 5GHz setting is also WPA2-PSK but is ‘grey’d out’, as is the network name and WiFi password.
I read somewhere that the VM connect app only works well if your router is working on 5GHz only but I don’t want to give it there as of course 2.4GHz is better.
Any other ideas you might have would be appreciated.
Forgot to mention (although I think I did previously in this chat) that when I reset my router a few days back, the connect app was then able to see my router and all my devices but without me altering anything, then the next day it reverted to type and I was yet again unable to see the hub.
Hi SteveP62, thanks for getting back to us.
Sorry to hear that your connect app issue is still ongoing. When you say that you reset your hub, do you mean a pinhole reset? If not, please could you try?