[ubuntu-uk] Virgin broadband from 20 to 60 megas

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Sun Jul 21 16:41:40 UTC 2013

On 2013-07-20 21:54, Rob Beard wrote:
> As far as I'm aware Virgin are upgrading 20Mbit customers to 60Mbit anyway,
> but if you've got the old separate modem and router then you might need one
> of their Super Hubs.  I'm not sure what the latest Super Hub is like, but
> the originals are fairly poor.  For a long while it wasn't possible to
> configure them as just a modem (although eventually Virgin did fix this)
> and the wifi on them is pretty bad (sure it connects at 150 or 300Mbit but
> the signal is not that great).

The Virgin Super Hub is absolute shite. I really miss my old Scientific
Atlanta modem. I'm not sure the 60 mbit update was worth the change.

The good news is, as of a software release about 2 years back, you can put
them in modem mode (public IP direct to your router). If you want to get
anywhere near 60 mbit I suggest you use modem mode and use a decent router.
Warning: in modem mode, only the rightmost Ethernet socket works, and if
you change the device connected to it, you must reboot the Super Hub.

Apparently I have version 1. Instructions here:


And some informative complaining:



One down side to modem mode is that you cannot view the status page to
check if the modem is connected. You can access the setup page on regardless of the IP configuration, though.


"... my partner and I became exhibit A in a process that I have been
warning Americans about since 2007: first they come for the 'other' –
the 'terrorist', the brown person, the Muslim, the outsider; then they
come for you – while you are standing on a sidewalk in evening dress,
obeying the law."
   -- Naomi Wolf, "How I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street", 2011-10-19

More information about the ubuntu-uk mailing list