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Upgrade from 600mbps to 1gbps, speed dropped from 600+ to <200mbps

Good morning, 

I've called various Virgin Media representatives, but this is always a friendly place to get good advice.

I've recently upgrade my package to the include the 1gbps internet service.  Until yesterday, my old Hub3 via the M600 service gave me solid performance (+600mbps). I'm lucky, I live very near to a VM interchange. Unfortunately, the new Hub4 seems faulty. I'm only getting <200mbps d/l.  

The tech rep told me there was an area issue on the very day I swapped my router (suspicious!). Strangely, that same error is not being reported by VM's own website (more suspicious!).

Could someone give me some advise at an amateur-tech level? Thx

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Hi @SMaster 

If nothing is showing  under check status  you could also try the automated Service Status number  0800 561 0061.

This often gives details of more local issues down to postcode level.

You should also look at the Max Traffic Rate  under the Configuration tab > Primary Downstream Service Flow

I'm on M600 and mine shows as 690000278 bps - yours should have been similair when on the M600, if it hasn't changed then VM still need to push through the speed upgrade (they wouldn't do this until you received and activated the new hub)

If it hasn't changed yet then try rebooting the hub.

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I had exactly the same issue and I am convinced it is to do with the Hub 4. It will only level out over time but remain slower than it should be. Hopefully the Hub 5 might sort this out providing you have a Wifi 6 capable device. 

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Thank you @newapollo  &  @ArcherH for the sage advice. 

Late on Saturday (~12.30) I checked my mobile speeds on 5ghz and got +400mpbs, so with trepidation I checked on my PC and got +900mpbs so I guess you were right. Just took 24hrs to settle down.   

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I'm sorry to tell you this but it's the hub four it is absolutely terrible and I would recommend hammering Virgin to get the hub five and I guarantee you'll notice a difference
I had the same issue

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Hi @SMaster,

Thank you for your posts and welcome back to our community forums. We're here to help.

I'm very sorry to hear you had a few issues with your connection speeds after making a Hub change, but I'm glad to hear that things have now improved for you. Let us know if there's anything else that we can help you with.

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Hi @ArcherH,

Thank you for your post and welcome back to our community forums. We're here to help.

I'm very sorry to hear you've been facing some issues with your connection since you changed over to a Hub 4. Are these ongoing for you today? If so, would you mind expanding on what the issues you're experiencing are?

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