[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
http://192.168.100.1 regardless of the IP configuration, though.
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