[ubuntu-uk] [virgin media] double broadband

michael ubuntu at bigmassiveheed.co.uk
Fri Feb 3 15:51:46 UTC 2012

Had a letter yesterday informing me that there kicking me from 50Mb upto 
120Mb...apparently due to them thinking that I am such a good customer.

Have to wait until june though :(

I havent had much of an issue with the superhub...wireless seems a bit 
slow at times but no problems when I'm on the hardwired desktop.

The online back software does work....I had it running under wine in 

Better stop now before I get shot for mentioning Crunchbang :D


On 03/02/12 14:26, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 03/02/12 14:10, Andres Muniz wrote:
>> But the offer is only if you upgrade or are using their 30 meg package.
>> 5 is enough for me but 60 meg is very tempting. But after a long
>> conversation i had to decline:
> That's not true.
> http://my.virginmedia.com/customer-news/articles/speedupgrade.html
> "If you’re currently on up to 10Mb, up to 30Mb or up to 50Mb 
> broadband, we’ll double your speed. If you’re on up to 20Mb you’ll be 
> tripled. And for those on Broadband 100, we’ll be boosting you up to a 
> mighty 120Mb – a new benchmark as the UK’s fastest widely available 
> broadband."
>> a) it involves changing modem to a new "home hub" that they claim to be
>> compatible with linux. (Risky as i did not check details and did not
>> sound convincing)
> It's a "Super Hub". I have one. It's just a custom netgear device with 
> a cable modem internally. Some people have had issues with it, but 
> that's nothing to do with Linux.
>> B) you would get home security that is not compatible with linux
> Don't need it.
>> c) you would get 10gb of online storage that is not compatible with 
>> linux.
> Yeah, that's a shame. I tried using the VStuff app in WINE but it 
> didn't work, but I didn't spend long trying. There's plenty of Linux 
> compatible options like Ubuntu One, Spideroak, Dropbox :)
> Cheers,
> Al.

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