I have had a lot of problems with the speed of my broadband. I never get anything like the 350mbps that I pay for, I usually get less than half. I contacted the community forum before a few weeks ago and went through various tests. The speed was slightly improved but still nothing like it should be.
My speed for the past week has been about 29mbps download. This is on a wired PC, it is the same result if I run the speed test on safe mode. I have tried with services and start ups stopped which made no difference. I have used thinkbroadband and speedtest.net and tested at various times throughout the day, they both show the same consistent poor speed every time. Is something wrong somewhere? and why has my speed dropped so drastically?
Are you testing whilst in modem mode - this ensures that no other device can be connected to your network and having any effect?
Post up the Hub connection data/stats as well.
Also worth checking for known faults - just in case. As well as trying the “check service,” Area status webpage" (link at top right of this forum), also try the “free & automated” Service Status number - 0800 561 0061 - which usually gives the most up to date info. and tells you of more local issues down to postcode level.
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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.
I have just done both thinkbroadband and speedtest.net speed tests. Both tests have come back at a decent speed, so I am going to monitor them over the next week or so and see how it goes. I am hoping it was just some local problem.
I have monitored speeds over the past week or so, I only had a few days of decent speed and then it went down again to less than half of what I pay for. I can't watch Apple tv anymore and have problems with a Roku and Netflix connections.(TV is hard wired)
I have had the same speed problems before and they never seem to be resolved. I seem to get a good speed back for a few days and then it sinks drastically. I wouldn't mind if I was paying for that speed, but I'm not, I'm paying for the 350mbps and I should be able to do pretty much anything but can't.
Thanks for your post and apologies to hear the speeds you're getting are not the best.
Taking a look at things this end, I can see the Hub is in Modem Mode. Do you currently have a third party router connected? If so, can you remove this and connect the Hub directly to the PC/Laptop? Make sure you reboot the hub for the connection to be made and re-run the check. This will allow us to check the Hub is receiving the correct speed.
All your power levels are optimal and there are no faults affecting you so all should be good.
After I have signed in to the hub, I tick the box to enable the modem to take it out of modem mode. I press the change button and then either get timed out or remote device or resource won't accept the connection. I've tried loads of times with the same result. The cables are connected properly.
Since then the hub is showing only a white light. I have reset it, turned it off, unplugged it for ages but it makes no difference. The modem feels warm to touch as if it is working ok. I have signed in to the modem again but just get your message saying I am not connected to the internet even though I am. You then try to connect me which ends with 'sorry we haven't been able to fix your problem'.
When I sign back into the hub, modem mode shows in the left column but enable router mode is ticked. I have gone back into modem mode (your instructions show when I came out of modem mode that the modem had actually gone to router mode although it did not show this, no green light just white) the hub now shows a red light.
I am leaving it with my router on and the hub in modem mode as I was concerned that I was not protected, especially as you didn't seem to think I had a connection. Do you have any suggestions and what does the white light mean?