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I have just got the virgin hub 3 with 5Ghz band. Came yesterday as my original 6 year old router died. It's has really good signal and have not bothered connecting to my old buffalo router for now. I'… Read More
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3m, 4d agoPosted 3 months, 4 days ago
I have just got the virgin hub 3 with 5Ghz band. Came yesterday as my original 6 year old router died. It's has really good signal and have not bothered connecting to my old buffalo router for now. I'll see how it goes. All working but how do you get on the 5Ghz band? Only 1 showing up on all my smart devices and no information given other than it has the 5Ghz band? Do you have to switch on it settings? Plan to mess about with it at weekend.
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3m, 4d agoPosted 3 months, 4 days ago
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The Hub 3.0 only broadcasts 1 network name for both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz networks. If your device can use both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies it will connect to the fastest frequency available. And if you go out of range of one network it will automatically connect you to the other without you losing connection.

http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=27664&CURRENT_CMD=SEARCH&CONFIGURATION=1001&PARTITION_ID=1&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTY=us&VM_CUSTOMER_TYPE=Cable
#2
I have that router to, some of the older devices can't receive the 5ghz signal but everything else connects to the 2.4ghz signal, I think its equipment dependant
#3
It will show both 2.4 and 5GHz if they're both enabled and your device supports them. Check 192.168.0.1


Edited By: rev6 on Jan 18, 2017 14:05
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A2EEM
The Hub 3.0 only broadcasts 1 network name for both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz networks. If your device can use both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies it will connect to the fastest frequency available. And if you go out of range of one network it will automatically connect you to the other without you losing connection.

http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=27664&CURRENT_CMD=SEARCH&CONFIGURATION=1001&PARTITION_ID=1&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTY=us&VM_CUSTOMER_TYPE=Cable


Ah. Thanks. I was thinking it's done automatically. Used to have 2 bands with 2 codes on older hubs but I never had that with hub 3. I did Google last night but gave up to quickly at tired after a long day then having to set everything up. Pleased with it though so far.
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wayners
A2EEM
The Hub 3.0 only broadcasts 1 network name for both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz networks. If your device can use both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies it will connect to the fastest frequency available. And if you go out of range of one network it will automatically connect you to the other without you losing connection. http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=27664&CURRENT_CMD=SEARCH&CONFIGURATION=1001&PARTITION_ID=1&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTY=us&VM_CUSTOMER_TYPE=Cable
Ah. Thanks. I was thinking it's done automatically. Used to have 2 bands with 2 codes on older hubs but I never had that with hub 3. I did Google last night but gave up to quickly at tired after a long day then having to set everything up. Pleased with it though so far.

It's the same as older Super Hub's. One SSID per band and they both have their own password too.


Edited By: rev6 on Jan 18, 2017 14:09
#6
I setup one last week, it has an option of "both" use that.
#7
log into your super hub 3 via 192.168.0.1 and change the ssid of the 5ghz band. Then you can select which ssid to join.
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PulisOut
I setup one last week, it has an option of "both" use that.


Think I need to log in and look at the settings. I can do that although not very clear in instructions, but I guess they don't you messing with it to much if your clueless. Ah! that's me. Lol.. I want to change the wifi name to something better anyway.
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wayners
PulisOut
I setup one last week, it has an option of "both" use that.
Think I need to log in and look at the settings. I can do that although not very clear in instructions, but I guess they don't you messing with it to much if your clueless. Ah! that's me. Lol.. I want to change the wifi name to something better anyway.

It's simple enough to change the settings. Just a few steps.

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