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Standard User DJScuzzy
(newbie) Wed 31-Aug-11 21:19:30
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100mb and Superhub


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Hi,

I've just requested upgrade to 100mb from 50mb.. I had been worried by lack of modem/bridge mode in the superhub, as my current setup is very dependent on my linux box have a public facing IP.

but this post, dated in march 2011:
http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Fibre-optic-broa...
allayed my fears.

However, recent posts on this forum suggest that bridge/modem mode is not possible in current firmware, and that i've just missed the latest beta test!

So my questions are :
1) has anyone successfully tested the above method from March 2011?

or

2) Has anyone successfully presuaded the VM engineer to just activate the 100mb on their current old 50mb modem?

Many thanks for your quick replies as the engineer is coming on Saturday, and the lack of a public facing IP would be a deal changer.
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Sep-11 06:27:40
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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They won't let you keep the modem and the current Superhub firmware will not let you operate it as a pure modem. The upcoming firmware will but is currently in testing. There is not a snowball's chance in hell that it will be released by Saturday.
Standard User jms_uk
(regular) Thu 01-Sep-11 10:27:07
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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Have you got R30 yet? (Beta Tester)....

Been having a look on Cableforums and Virgin's own forums and although a lot of people are talking about getting R30 I'm assuming they've signed up for the beta... there doesn't appear to be any info about when the rest of us would get it (I'm booked in for connection/activation on the 14th but would I be right in thinking I'm unlikely to get a superhub with R30 pre-installed for then?)


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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Sep-11 11:35:26
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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The OP has a modem (he said so).

You will most certainly get a Superhub as VM are no longer supplying modems. There is a chance that R30 may be released to all by 14th but they could find more bugs or want a longer testing period. Firmware upgrades are outside of user control. The latest firmware available will be automatically installed when it is first connected and updated if necessary when rebooted.
Standard User adslmax
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 01-Sep-11 16:19:37
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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I had left virgin media as it totally rubbish with superhub

plusnetADSL2+13 Meg
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Sep-11 16:50:50
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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In reply to a post by adslmax:
I had left virgin media as it totally rubbish with superhub


You claimed to have been given your VMNG300 back for 100Mb. This comment can probably be taken about as seriously as everything else you say.
Standard User adslmax
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 01-Sep-11 16:53:32
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
In reply to a post by adslmax:
I had left virgin media as it totally rubbish with superhub


You claimed to have been given your VMNG300 back for 100Mb. This comment can probably be taken about as seriously as everything else you say.


Virgin Media won't let me use my old VMNG300 as they disconnected it and told me to use superhub! So, their loss!

plusnetADSL2+13 Meg
Standard User jms_uk
(regular) Thu 01-Sep-11 16:56:10
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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Well, one can hope.

From what I've read, their dev/qa process with respect to firmware seems a bit of a mess. I'm assuming they must have had some kind of minimum UAT sign off and if previous firmwares failed to make the grade and were subsequently scrapped in favour of a newer release and subsequent different release window then that doesn't bode well...

..except for those beta testers who were left on the beta firmware and, I assume, using their equipment with at least as much functionality as pre-beta?? I guess you sign up at your own risk, but even if those previous beta firmware releases didn't fix all of the issues VM were hoping for, they must have been at least moderately fit for purpose? Assuming R30 adds the much requested features and doesn't utterly fall apart leaving beta testers with no recourse but to downgrade to an earlier release.. just how much UAT are virgin expecting before releasing to the masses? (Its never possible to test 100% of the bugs out of any software, but there's got to a be a minimum safe distance surely? Can nuke the site from orbit..) wink
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Sep-11 17:02:23
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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In reply to a post by adslmax:
In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
In reply to a post by adslmax:
I had left virgin media as it totally rubbish with superhub


You claimed to have been given your VMNG300 back for 100Mb. This comment can probably be taken about as seriously as everything else you say.


Virgin Media won't let me use my old VMNG300 as they disconnected it and told me to use superhub! So, their loss!


Odd you didn't post this anywhere else on forums and hardly their loss. Congratulations on (allegedly) getting out of yet another triple play contract early with presumably no disconnection charges.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 01-Sep-11 17:38:42
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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Do you have access to a Virgin Media connection now, or just Plusnet as per signature?

Andrew Ferguson, [email protected]
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User DJScuzzy
(learned) Thu 01-Sep-11 18:25:47
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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Well,

I've postponed my upgrade frown

Tho I would be grateful for those on superhubs to share their experiences when VM finally do get some decent firmware installed!

Many thanks guys.
Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Thu 01-Sep-11 19:35:22
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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got the shub here and having no problems with it...does what it is supposed to do..

i dont use wireless so i have that switched off...all devices are hardwired using ethernet..

dont listen to the usual suspects m8 wink yea i agree that there seams to be issues with the wireless side of the shub..but apart from that it works just fine...


edit: power levels are all spot on as well

Connection
Startup Procedure
Procedure Status Comment
Acquire Downstream Channel 299000000 Hz Locked
Connectivity State OK Operational
Boot State OK Operational
Configuration File OK
Security Enabled BPI+


Downstream Channels
Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Max Raw Bit Rate Frequency Power SNR Docsis/EuroDocsis locked
Locked QAM256 119 55616000 Kbits/sec 299000000 Hz 2.1 dBmV 41.8 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 120 55616000 Kbits/sec 307000000 Hz 1.8 dBmV 42.0 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 121 55616000 Kbits/sec 315000000 Hz 1.8 dBmV 42.0 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 122 55616000 Kbits/sec 323000000 Hz 1.4 dBmV 42.3 dB Hybrid
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown


Upstream Channels
Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Max Raw Bit Rate Frequency Power
Locked ATDMA 2 20480 Kbits/sec 35800000 Hz 52.2 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV



Primary Downstream Service Flow
Downstream(0)
SFID 5545
Max Traffic Rate 102400000 bps
Max Traffic Burst 10000 bytes
Mix Traffic Rate 0 bps


Primary Upstream Service Flow
Upstream(0)
SFID 3201
Max Traffic Rate 10250000 bps
Max Traffic Burst 16320 bytes
Mix Traffic Rate 0 bps
Max Concatenated Burst 16320 bytes
Scheduling Type Best Effort

Virgin Media 100 My Broadband Ping

Edited by djfunkdup (Thu 01-Sep-11 19:45:38)

Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Fri 02-Sep-11 03:39:05
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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Yes, the superhub seems to work fine for some and drive others demented. I too have had very few issues and usually get >35Mbs over the wire and >25Mbs most places in the house over wireless. I'm hoping for better speed over wireless with the new firmware+bridge mode, but generally very happy. (The 5GHz band gives a better connection but some of my adapters don't like it.) Yes, I know about dongles but don't really want more expense! The VM one works very well, by the way - worth a try if your wireless is flakey.

Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
VM 50 Mbps
IE9

Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000
Netgear 2200 via BT line (8Mbs).
BT Option 3
IE8 and OE6
Standard User frustin
(regular) Mon 05-Sep-11 22:26:36
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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how do you test that connection? i have a superhub (only got connected 2 weeks ago) and i'm wondering what the problems people are having are.
Standard User adslmax
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 18:57:00
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Re: 100mb and Superhub


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Got new firmware beta from virgin media R30 on superhub, the wi-fi is lots improvement:

Speed test using wi-fi N mode: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1469347178.png

plusnetADSL2+13 Meg

Edited by adslmax (Tue 06-Sep-11 18:57:44)

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