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Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Apr-11 14:06:51
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Upgrading from 20MB to 50MB


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Hi all,

I've asked to be upgraded from 20MB to 50MB and have been given an installation date.

Do I need to be at home for this? only I thought it would merely be a case of resyncing the modem.

I have my own wireless router and the E08c013.00 model modem (Ambit?).

I need the morning off work at very short notice otherwise crazy

Giles Jones
Standard User GMAN98
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 14:09:47
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Re: Upgrading from 20MB to 50MB


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Uh-oh, you'll get the Superdud, I mean Superhub there are sooooooooo many people complaining about it.
Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Apr-11 14:23:08
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Re: Upgrading from 20MB to 50MB


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I know about that, hence why I am keen not to take their lousy bug ridden router when I have a perfectly good Airport Extreme smile

So I'm guessing I do need to be at home?

Giles Jones


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Standard User GMAN98
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 14:30:57
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Re: Upgrading from 20MB to 50MB


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I think your current modem is the 256 model which can only handle about 38Mbps so its no good for 50Mb so... you will get the Superhub if they have one frown so yes I'd expect you've to be there but you should ring and check really.
Standard User GMAN98
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 14:31:37
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smile

Sorry replied to the wrong post ^^
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 01-May-11 13:17:53
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Re: Upgrading from 20MB to 50MB


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In reply to a post by gilesjuk:
I know about that, hence why I am keen not to take their lousy bug ridden router when I have a perfectly good Airport Extreme smile


And the superhub replaces both the CM and your router (Airport Extreme) until VM release the bridge mode firmware.

People I know who've upgraded from 20m to 30m now wish they hadn't.

Perhaps cancel until the bridge firmware is released?

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM
Standard User sandmonster
(newbie) Mon 09-May-11 21:28:55
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Re: Upgrading from 20MB to 50MB


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
People I know who've upgraded from 20m to 30m now wish they hadn't.

Add me to that list - to be honest as soon as BT install infinity in my area I'm sacking Virgin off.
Standard User Roph
(newbie) Tue 10-May-11 14:03:53
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I'm not sure why people keep going on and on about a "proper" bridge mode.

Since its inception, it's been possible to jerry rig the super hub into bridge mode via DMZ. Obviously it's not the simplest way to do it, but it has the same effect.

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Standard User GMAN98
(committed) Tue 10-May-11 14:26:53
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Yep, its covered here:-

http://www.unofficialguidetolive.co.uk/faqs/167-how-...

Its an Xbox site but it still covers connecting a second router which you can use for whatever you like really
Standard User NickSpam
(newbie) Tue 10-May-11 14:45:01
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Bridge Mode should not need to perform NAT translation and presumably will also not perform the other packet manipulations that the superhub currently performs when forwarding to a DMZ address.

A number of operations are problematic if setup behind a NAT router, VOIP, Dynamic DNS etc.

Additionally people have reported problems with DMZ port forwarding. It is likely that removing the additional layer of packet manipulation currently performed by the superhub will make it more reliable.

Apparently it was originally possible to set the Superhub into Bridge Mode via SSH but VirginMedia disabled SSH soon after the solution was posted in their support forum.
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