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WiFi connection speeds difference

I've recently become a virginmedia customer, and I've, Hub 3.0, and I’m on the M200 internet connection speed...  I've noticed, a difference between, the connection speeds, of the 2.4 Ghz frequency, and the 5.0 Ghz frequency...  The 5.0 frequency, is pulling in, on average, of 220 Mbps, compared to the 2.4 Ghz frequency, which is only, pulling in, a average speed of 90 Mbps...  Is this normal, or is there, a current issue, with my Virgin Media Hub 3.0 (yellow power light) model...

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Re: WiFi connection speeds difference

That is normal.

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Mike Robinson
Retired Aircraft Engineer & Computer Based Training and Learning Designer for many of the world's Military Arms.

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Thank you very much, Mike, for replying so quickly....  I've connected most of, my equipment, on the 5.0 Ghz frequency, for the better download speeds....  I've assigned the 5.0 GHz, separately from the Hub 3.0 ...  Am I, doing the right thing, or should I, revert my Hub 3.0 to both frequencies...

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Re: WiFi connection speeds difference

This is my general advice ...

You may be as well refining your Wi-Fi management, it will certainly help keeping track of your Wi-Fi frequencies.

Best done with a cable connected device.

Instructions for Hub 3

Log in to the Hub.

Advanced Settings > Wireless Signal > click ‘Disable Channel Optimization’ > Click ‘Apply Changes’.

Advanced Settings > Wireless > Security > Add 2 to the 2.4GHz Channel name [SSID] > Add 5 to the 5 GHz Channel name [SSID] > Click ‘Apply Changes’

You can leave the passwords the same as they are. 

Log out of the Hub then reboot using this method ...

Switch the Hub off using the small switch on the rear of the Hub next to the power cord and pull the PSU plug from the wall socket.

Give it a good 5 minutes put the plug back in and switch the Hub back on.

Allow the Hub a few minutes to fully restart then try your Wi-Fi again.

You will need to reconnect all you Wi-Fi devices some will want to connect to 5Ghz and some to 2.4GHz and some will connect to either.

When you connect the devices do it at the furthest point from the Hub that the device will be used.

2.4GHz is a stronger signal but slower than 5GHz so if you have problems on 5GHz change to 2.4GHz. 

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Mike Robinson
Retired Aircraft Engineer & Computer Based Training and Learning Designer for many of the world's Military Arms.

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