I switched to Virgin Fibre-optic from Orange and have the Virgin Superhub. I get 30mbps downstairs but wireless signal is patchy upstairs in certain rooms and so the speed drops to 1mbps. I've heard the Virgin Hub isn't great for its wireless signal.
I know how to turn the Virgin Hub into modem only mode. But I'm not sure if the Orange Brighbox can be used as the wireless router? I tried this but couldn't get any internet from it. Is it compatible or do I need a cable router? If it is compatible which settings do I change into Brightbox's settings? I'm aware I need to disable DHCP but not sure what else I need to do? Sorry not clued up on networking, have tried googling lots!
Thanks for for any advice
Hi, you can setup your Orange Bright Box as the wireless access point.
Virgin Super Hub IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Make Virgin Super Hub DHCP
DHCP Start: 192.168.0.21
DHCP End: 192.168.0.250
Make the Orange Bright Box IP Address: 192.168.0.251
Disable Orange Bright Box DHCP.
Make wireless channel the same as Super Hub.
Make wireless security the same as Super Hub.
You can make the router and access point SSID the same or they can be different. I like to make them different so I know which I am connected.
Example: Super Hub SSID: Mickey Mouse - Bright Box SSID: Mighty Mouse - or you can disable the Super Hub wireless.
The wireless access point is connected to the router with Cat5e Ethernet cable LAN port to LAN port.
20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV
v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Edited by E7er (Thu 05-Jul-12 16:27:25)