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Internet problems

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Trevor, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I don't click links of folk I don't know, and certainly not on a post by someone who can't be bothered to introduce themselves in the proper place.


    Edit - Spammer removed and link disabled.
     
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  2. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Thats almost definitely spam.
     
  3. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    Correct, you can find the same post word-for-word elsewhere. Probably trying to bump it up the search ranks as it seems to be affiliated with an ISP.

    For the record speedtest.net is the consumer go-to, nperf.com if the former can’t cope with your speeds
     
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  4. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    Speedtest.net is always quite useful. Tells me how well Virgin are doing.

    On a sort of related matter, my virgin hub 3 keeps dropping from full strength , to two bars and dropping connection, then reconnecting.

    Tried the things virgin suggests, like turn off, fully reset the thing, but still seems to do it.

    Anyone else have this issue , and would I need to request a new modem ?
     
  5. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    ISP Routers are terrible, if you want a decent connection you need to buy another router and pop it into the Superhub's LAN port and forget the Virgin Wifi exists.
     
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    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Cannot fault the Vodafone router we have, doesn't miss a beat. I can't remember the last router from an ISP we had that has been that much of an issue.
     
  7. EasMid

    EasMid Well-Known Forumite

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    We’ve had virgin for years now ( since it was comtel & ntl) & not had any real issues. We’ve had the hub3 since they were introduced & it’s really good, the WiFi works great just about everywhere through the house & garden etc. It was a bit worse in the bedroom that is diagonally opposite the router so we got an extender & it’s great there now too.
    Over the last few weeks virgin have been upgrading the service in the area & there’s been times when it’s been a bit patchy during this work but that’s sorted now & it’s back to great service again.
    (I just hope I haven’t jinxed it now)
     
  8. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    When I first went to Sky about 5 years ago their router was pretty rubbish. Single band and poor Wifi. They also did not allow you to see the router password (not the accessing the router from your own network password, but the one it uses to hook up to the ISP.) I wanted to try a third party router and the only way to do it was to download 'Wireshark' and literally hack the Sky router and read it's traffic outbound. This enabled me to put in a dual band ASUS router and I was able to improve my Wifi.
    However I then went to Sky Q which meant a new router that then talks to each of the Sky TV boxes, but this router I cannot fault. It's dual band and although my place can be difficult for Wifi (all the walls have a bacofoil lining beneath the wallpaper, and further insulation and screening where the walls are panelled) it performs well. The excellent ASUS router was now redundant and I just use it as a Wireless Access Point having fed it a Cat 5 cable in the bedroom. (More f*cking wires, @kyoto49 would have a heart attack. :heyhey: Much easier to run in a bungalow though.)
     
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  9. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I have a Superhub 3 and put it into modem mode and used Apple Airport routers with decent results until recently when their performance dropped significantly. As the Airports were at least seven years old, I decided to buy a TP-Link Deco M4 mesh network with 3 access points and it's the best decision I have made. Wifi signal has been significantly improved so much so, that I can connect to my wifi network 40 yards from my house. I would highly recommend doing this for anyone using Virgin.
     
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    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    Yeah these new mesh kits are a fantastic way to get closer to prosumer grade setups without the technical knowledge. I’d probably use them if Ubiquiti wasn’t on the table.
     

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