I got the 1GB broadband on Monday as my 100MB was failing so often with work calls. At first it worked ok, was only showing 100MB download, but by today its down to 40MB, I can't watch BBC iPlayer, NOW TV, Netflix (I tested them all) without it stalling and my work calls fail. The speed is intermittent and I am back to where I was before.
All I think VM have done is send a new shinny v4 box with more flashing lights and the same fundamental poor service continues.
I have raised multiple complaints before and all the online service does is open and close a ticket and tell me its been resolved. The main issue I have is that VM are the only provider to my house so I have to use them.
Does anyone know how or where to complain to an actual person and hold them accountable and so some proper speed tests to prove that they have a sub-standard service and need to either fix or compensate for miss-selling?
Can yiu first test speeds like this... _______________________________
If you think that you have a BB speed problem, then to check the speeds coming in to your Hub properly, and whether they match what you should be getting, you cannot rely on wifi tests, - no BB supplier guarantees those - only speeds "TO" the Hub are guaranteed.
So, can you test speeds directly like this. Then connect a 1GB enabled computer/laptop, with up to date drivers, via a NEW and working Cat5e/6a ethernet cable, directly to the Hub which you have put into “modem mode” (https://www.virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-hub-modem-mode ). This ensures that NO other devices are connected
If they are still low – boot you device into windows safe+networking mode to disable any potentially interfering software - and try again.
There are many posts on here (I have a list of ~30!) where QoS software, unknown/flaky software, old network card drivers, corrupted browsers, bad cables or other connected devices are limiting speeds on tests.
Report back what that gets.
-------------------- John --------------------
I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
log into hub3/4 - 192.168.0.1 [or 192.168.100.1 if in modem mode] - DON'T SIGN IN, click - click router status [centre of screen] - and post the downstream and upstream figures - to see those press on the grey buttons/boxes labelled - upstream - downstream
come back with answers to that and you will get some [helpful] input i am sure - certainly better than connect all/some devices wired near the hub
Thanks, to help a little I am not running a data centre, its myself and my one other in the property using a laptop or iPad, there really very little usage but there consistency of the service is terrible, it often drops and it is barely 100mb speed from a 1GB service.
While I moved away from ethernet to use wifi I am now having to buy a usb-c to ethernet adaptor to test and prove that this does not work
I have even tried running the "test" that VM purports to be able to run, which inceidently does not work either and will not run as it keeps asking me to sign in . . . very very frustrating but not at all surprising from VM.
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