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Cable ISP Virgin Media has today launched a series of new WiFi updates and products, which are all aimed at boosting the speed of your wireless network around the home via a combination of free firmware updates for their Hub 3. At the time we questioned how long it would be before Virgin Media did something similar and now we know, not very long at all! Take note that the firmware upgrades are only available for the Hub 3.
After changing Internet provider at my home inI received a new broadband modem; the Virgin Media Hub 3. Somehow I always get this itchy feeling whenever a new device is connected to my network and I feel the urge to take a look into its security. After a few hours actively trying to find a bug in the system, a remote command execution bug was found, but that was just the beginning of this story.
Before starting with the router, it is important that you confirm that the line and modem work correctly when connected straight to your computer via the Ethernet cable not USB. Confirm this before proceeding. Reboot the router and you should now have web access from all of your PCs. You can run test pings see general router FAW for ping details.
I'd like to check which coax cables are compatible to use with a Hub 3. Would this cable suffice? It needs to be about 10m as the PC and router are in the living room but the Virgin socket is in an adjoining bedroom.
Note : if you use the new Virgin Media Hub or Super Hub — our combined modem and wireless routers for cable customers — you can find the appropriate guides here:. How do I set up the Virgin Media Hub? The setup CD that came with your wireless router pack should let you set up your wireless router to work with your modem.
This rudimentary modem router covers the basics, but a third-party alternative will serve you much better. To be fair, Virgin's been working on that issue. In Marchthe company announced a major firmware update to the Hub 3, including three new measures aimed at improving performance.
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Keep your router away from other electrical devices and remember the more space around it the better the signal. Your computer or device may also perform better by changing from 2. Your router transmits a radio signal on a particular wireless channel within the 2.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Virgin Media has pledged to offer internet download speeds of at least 1Gbps to 15 million homes by the end of That represents about half of all UK households - and double the fastest speed the company currently advertises. But the company described the new prime minister's ambition to roll out full fibre-optic broadband to all homes by as "very stretching".