Just where I live there are lots of wireless networks on the 2.4 Ghz range and trying to get my own wireless to work to a reasonable degree is sometimes a pita.
Terrific! I'm supposed to be getting mine tomorrow (no TV - just internet and phone).
If you were to ditch their router / wireless and purchase a new better one (capable of 100MB and N Wireless) would you be allowed and are therere any recommendations?
How do I set up Modem Mode on my Super Hub? )
As for suggested Wi-Fi Routers this will depend on how much money you are willing to stump up / pay for a wireless router ?
Being an apple kind of person I went for the airport extreme dual band 2011 fifth gen. It is lacking in a few features and as per small net builder website --> http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/labels/Wireless-router
Goes through all the different routers.
I get my SuperHub on 1st May, not bothered to upgrade any of my other packages though as I need to wait a few months because I wangled a good deal for us last year (because I refused to pay extra to have the SuperHub setup to get an upgraded line ... and sure enough we all now get it for free!)
Well, I've just got back in the office after the nice man from Virgin came and fitted everything (he came early too!). He even fitted a new cable splitter to the outside of the house so we could use the old V+ box at the same time as teh Tivo!! Now we can record <looks at fingers> one, two, three, MANY channels at the same time which is great because we can use the V+ box for all of the kids stuff.
As regards the internet, I am now the proud ownder of a 60Mbps connection and was happily downloading W7 SP1 from Microsoft @ 2MB (not Mb) per second on the 5Ghz range as a test. I'll have to wait until later to do a full survey of the house though. The Tivo was a bit fo a pian to install as it had to update itself which took quite some time before the guy could authorise it on the network.
Anyway, well done Virgin, and I look forwards to hammering the connection tonight :)
Ah, found this on one the VM forums:
So I download 5GB and get throttled to 30Mbps. Erm, I think I can live with that :)Quote:
Virgin Media has published the download and upload traffic management constraints that will accompany the new "double" speeds as they roll out. Full details at thinkbroadband.com, but here are the XXL limitations:
XXL 50Mbps and XL60: If you download more than 5Gb between 4pm and 9am your download speed will be halved for five hours, if you upload more than 12Gb you'll have to put up with operating at 25% of your normal speed for five hours. XXL 100Mbps customers hit their speed bumps at 10Gb on the download and 12Gb on the upload.
Now I'm not a heavy downloading demon so these won't affect me (half of 100mb will be the speed I currently enjoy and I don't need 100mb to be truthful) but many will be unhappy.
What makes me very unhappy at the moment is the unreliability of the broadband in South East London of late: up and down on a daily basis after years of stability and where once I had an impressive 48mbps I'm seeing speeds of half that. I'm told by CS that it's due to the engineering going on (we're due for the speed doubling in July) but the nightly loss of service is turning out to be a huge problem for my daughter's exam prep. Come on Virgin, sort it out please!
Virgin's traffic management policy can be found here
Ah, reading the link info (thinkbroadband :: Virgin Media updates traffic management policy to reflect new products), I get a 4.2GB limit and get reduced to 15Mbps. Which is still 5meg faster than my last 'top whack' speed.
Why make a big fuss about got the fastest, got the fastest but then put your connection back to the stone after downloading a dvd worth. I'm on the 60mbps connection and only seems after a certain point at night when it goes back to a better speed / bandwidth etc vs between 10 and 3pm in the day where it goes seriously slow
Ive got the super Hub, Wireless is pants it just about goes half way through house so whacked in a Cat 5 cable and ran it upstairs to the old Virgin wireless router and used that for upstairs wireless,
No problems at all!
but my friends with a superhub has a weekly problem of it not working.