A couple of weeks ago I received this email from VM:
We’re changing your WiFi Hub settings so you can enjoy faster speeds
The Intelligent WiFi technology in your Hub has spotted that by making a small change to your Hub settings, you could enjoy faster speeds to any 5G-ready devices at home.
Changing your Hub settings is nice and simple – we’ll do it for you remotely, so there’s nothing you need to do.
And if your WiFi’s ever running slowly or you’re experiencing a problem, take a look at our step-by-step guide to get back up to speed.
The Virgin Media team
Now I thought I was pretty good at understanding the basics of technology but the bit "making a small change to your Hub settings, you could enjoy faster speeds to any 5G-ready devices at home." confused me.
Hub settings = either connection to the Virgin network or configuration of the wi-fi in the house 5G-ready devices = devices capable of connecting to the 5G mobile/cellular data network
Wi-Fi/Cellular = two totally different and unconnected things
Now it could be that the email was referring to 5Ghz wi-fi but if that was the case it was a bad typo. Had a VM engineer here yesterday and showed him the email. He was telling me it was probably because the V3 SuperHub had inbuilt cellular transmitting technology. I didn't believe that and looking at a teardown online of the V3 SuperHub there is nothing to support that theory.
So please can VM, or anyone else, explain why changes VM made to the hub would improve the speed to 5G devices?
Thanks both for the replies. Good to know that I'm not losing it!
I suspect it suffered from a marketing intervention as it is one thing to miss a 'hz' off '5Ghz devices' but an altogether different thing to refer to '5G ready devices'. I'd never heard of a device being described as being 5Ghz wi-fi 'ready', only '5G mobile data ready' like when televisions were sold as being 'HD ready'. Anyway thanks for the replies and I'm glad I wasn't missing some wonderful new feature.