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Does the Virgin Media Hub 4 support multi-gigabit ethernet to allow you to get full speeds while in modem mode?   

losing close to 200Mbps from the advertised speeds if this isn't the case.

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@Bawlk-1 wrote:

Does the Virgin Media Hub 4 support multi-gigabit ethernet to allow you to get full speeds while in modem mode?   


No only a handful would know how to set it up plus VM would not do the right hash so if you did a speed test from same IP you get under 1Gb and not a hash that does Src/Dest IP and TCP/UDP Port.

I for one don't think its a big deal VM should of said 900Mb ~ VM know only a handful have NIC faster then 1Gb its only the next hub after 4 that should have a faster NIC.

 

 

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@Bawlk-1 wrote:

Does the Virgin Media Hub 4 support multi-gigabit ethernet to allow you to get full speeds while in modem mode?   

losing close to 200Mbps from the advertised speeds if this isn't the case.


Yes you technically can, but it's a bit of a faff. Basically you need a switch with two or more gigabit ethernet ports and that supports round-robin link aggregation. The switch will also need a 10Gbit (or I suppose a 2.5 will do) port which connects to the WAN port on your own router, which naturally would need a 10 Gbit interface.

If you hunt around, there is a post somewhere with a link to an article about setting all this up and the equipment required, off the top of my head, I think it was a MikroTek switch and router which was used. 

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Yes you technically can... 


in modem mode too?

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Round robin approach seems like too much effort for what it's worth. Shame it doesn't support 802.1AX or have a Multi-Gig port.

Hopefully next generation will have something, or if they open up wholesale they might have a modem capable.

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@legacy1 wrote:

@jem101 wrote:


Yes you technically can... 


in modem mode too?


Yes, despite what is often quoted about 'in modem mode only one port works', that's not strictly speaking true - it's just not that easy to make use of more than one of them, and other than the case of the Gig 1 offering on the hub 4, there really is no point in trying to do so.

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The hub 4 is a cheap consumer device which satisfies the speed needs of 99% of those who have it. In time, meaning several years from now, a better one will be made available.

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