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I seen this on the virgin media site and saw 30mb is cheaper than 20mb so i phoned virgin media and they are upgrading me to 30mb plus hub iswell which is cheaper than 20mb broadband they were trying to charge me £30 but hut them with am a long existing customer and there not charging me now, if your on 20mb broadband i would phone up soon as.
Think its £1.50 cheaper than 20mb

Superhub has modem built in and Wifi

Up to 30Mb broadband

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1 Like #1
So how much is it?
#2
£1.50 cheaper than 20mb
1 Like #3
Yeah but how much is it
2 Likes #4
Lakeside
Yeah but how much is it

£1.50 cheaper than 20 meg
8)
#5
i have no idea how this is cold as its a great deal, you could have 30mb cheaper than what your paying for 20mb

DEALWARRIOR
Lakeside
Yeah but how much is it

£1.50 cheaper than 20 meg
8)
#6
£8.50 a month for 3 months...

...then £18.50 a month
1 Like #7
My contract finished last month and got a deals of £27.00 per month for 30MB Broadband + XL telephone line (including 0845 & 0870 numbers free and some extra features free). Broadband for 12months & telephone for 18 months.
2 Likes #8
Sounds like there should be a catch for this - more for less? I suppose they do drag you into another 12 month contract but a pretty good deal if you weren't thinking of going anywhere else anyway.

Does anyone know what kind of router/modem you get with the 30Mb and whether it has a USB port?
#10
just google virgin media superhub and will tell you about it


Dilbert
Sounds like there should be a catch for this - more for less? I suppose they do drag you into another 12 month contract but a pretty good deal if you weren't thinking of going anywhere else anyway.

Does anyone know what kind of router/modem you get with the 30Mb and whether it has a USB port?
#11
my advice if you already have 20mb and are happy with it than stick with it, only "upgrade" if you need the faster internet and if you dont mind spending £50+ on a decent wireless N router because the supplied super hub is ****.

ok so anyone thinking about this read this first

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-100Mb-broadband/Upgrading-upgraded-to-super-hub-read-this/td-p/386929
#12
djkane2007
just google virgin media superhub and will tell you about it


Thanks for that. It doesn't seem too impressive but you can plug in an additional wireless router and essentially just use it as a cable modem which would solve my problems.

Call to VM in the morning methinks. :)
#13
ive got there 100mb and superhub never had a problem with the hub running 3 Laptops a pc and 2 360's all wirless and super fast
#14
Dilbert
Sounds like there should be a catch for this - more for less? I suppose they do drag you into another 12 month contract but a pretty good deal if you weren't thinking of going anywhere else anyway.

Does anyone know what kind of router/modem you get with the 30Mb and whether it has a USB port?



the hub is a netgear....usually excellent but in my experience its been rubbish compared to my dlink 655....my service has supposedly been upgraded - it shows it as faster on speedtest.net 29-31mb/s (compared to 10-19mb/s, or even 56kpbs when the morons at vm screwed up install 3 years ago!!) but connection reliability and performance is awful!! WORSE than 20mb and my superb dlink 655....think netgear have gone downhill and are almost as bad as belkin now...want a router for the home dlink are by FAR the best



Edited By: royals on Apr 01, 2011 23:37: e
#15
Or without a Virgin Phone line
£23.50 a month
for 3 months
then £28.50 a month*

Cold from me as its £28.50 if i dont want a phone which i dont.
#16
vm are also charging 69.99 for the virginmedia v+ hd box with no monthly charge - says its 49.99 but its 69.99 - worth it compared to the price of other hd boxes

Edited By: royals on Apr 01, 2011 23:40
#17
i use virgin and am only using 10 mb broadband as ive refused to enter another contract there a bit arseholey with me but have got to admit that its very good , i have a wired connection to 360 and wireless to ipad, wii and laptop and it copes very well , excellent with 2 in use good with 3, struggles with all 4 but for me to upgrade to the 20/30mb would cost me 170 for the next 12 months no need imo people get carried away with bb speed, yes some people need more but a lot dont
1 Like #18
I've just had Virgin installed and got the 50Mb BB + superhub. It was utterly rubbish at first till I did some research and found that you need to go into the hubs advanced settings and disable the firewall and IP flood detection (both found under Services). That speeds everything up and since doing that I've had no problems.

On the other hand, the TV service is a different story... The V+ HD box has locked up on me a few times and now refuses to power up!
#19
vip887
my advice if you already have 20mb and are happy with it than stick with it, only "upgrade" if you need the faster internet and if you dont mind spending £50+ on a decent wireless N router because the supplied super hub is ****.

ok so anyone thinking about this read this first

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-100Mb-broadband/Upgrading-upgraded-to-super-hub-read-this/td-p/386929


I agree i hate this "Super" hub, range is shocking, wish to use your own router?? GOOD LUCK! just a poor excuse for hardware by an ISP.

Stay with 20mb till they update the firmware of the superhub, beta testing has already begun.
#20
[email protected]
I've just had Virgin installed and got the 50Mb BB + superhub. It was utterly rubbish at first till I did some research and found that you need to go into the hubs advanced settings and disable the firewall and IP flood detection (both found under Services). That speeds everything up and since doing that I've had no problems.

On the other hand, the TV service is a different story... The V+ HD box has locked up on me a few times and now refuses to power up!


agree, i think a vm guy in good old india took them off seems to have made a big difference

i guess firewall acts similar to your own pc firewall though if this could cope it would make more sense for the firewall to be on....as for ip flood protection i guess you are suspectible to persistent/non stop ip attacks

no real issue but just make sure you have a firewall on each pc
#21
SUPER HUB YEAH RIGHT...LMAO (TYPE SUPER HUB IN GOOGLE)

This has got to be one of the worst ever hubs of any kind ever made, it doesn't have DYNDNS, the wifi is horrendous and the connection is erratic with this hub.. Read the reviews on-line its outrageous.

Have a look at the Virgin forum LOL

If you want low security, buggy, low stability connection get yourself one of these..LMAO

I had 50mb and switched back, my sibling also had 50mb and switched back, then we both had to battle Virginmedia, writing letters of complaints and dozens of phone calls etc to get out old modems back; as once you switch they wont give it back unless youve got time to battle them for weeks on end.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS HUB, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!! LOL

Also worth noting when you get this hub you get no more free routers and the hub remains the property of virgin media period, if you can get this service with a old style modem go for it..

With this HUB your connection will fluctuate ridiculously; mine did from 47mb down to 2mb up to 8mb back down to .5mb etc continuously




Edited By: ukez on Apr 02, 2011 02:56
#22
pile of crap there hubs,good luck with that £90 of trash hub,hope u dont play online gaming is all ill say,if u just watch porn ull be fine if u can find the signal or i dont drop off
#23
nexus76
pile of crap there hubs,good luck with that £90 of trash hub,hope u dont play online gaming is all ill say,if u just watch porn ull be fine if u can find the signal or i dont drop off



LMAO exactly... That Super Hubs name is an Epic Fail!!!!
#24
I moved from the 10MB to 30MB, a quick call to the UK tech centre, messed around with settings for me and its been perfect for the last 2 weeks with no issues at all. Wireless works way better than previous N1 Belkin too for mobiles in the house so really can't complain.

XL TV + XL Phone + 30MB BB £52pm
#25
Just upgraded to 30 meg super hub is fine if you turn off a couple of options, very quick to fix and thirty meg is rock solid. My ADSL used to be two meg so I'm a happy camper now.
#26
Phoned yesterday to Virgin Media because the broadband speed was really slow. The person explained me what to do and changed the setting of the Hub from his side and advised me to delete the setting on my Laptop to reset it again.

The broadband stopped working on my Laptop. He gave me a number to fix the problem when I phoned they said I have to pay for the solution of the problem. I explained them it was VM representative who told me to delete the setting from my Laptop.

I end up, went in the setting of the Hub and changed it myself.
#27
I'm more bothered about range than speed. I've finally managed to get my Dlink DIR-655 to (just about) cover the whole house so I'm wondering whether the 'step up' to 30Mb might be a 'step down' given some of these comments.

It's a tough choice though - after all, it's a few quid cheaper than what I'm paying now!

Has anyone got the 'super' hub and managed to run a separate wireless router from it?
#28
30Meg Superhub is shocking... I now have my Apple router plugged into it as the built in one is crap!
Range was ridiculously poor, speed is slower than when I was on 10Meg

Edited By: dejonge3 on Apr 02, 2011 08:57
#29
I have VM 50Mb + Superhub and have no broadband problems whatsoever, 5 desktop pc's connected (2 wireless), 1 PS3 (wireless), 1 Wii(wireless) and 2 xbox 360 (1 wireless). I have tried sky and BT and they are not in the same league as VM for speed.
#30
[email protected]
I've just had Virgin installed and got the 50Mb BB + superhub. It was utterly rubbish at first till I did some research and found that you need to go into the hubs advanced settings and disable the firewall and IP flood detection (both found under Services). That speeds everything up and since doing that I've had no problems.On the other hand, the TV service is a different story... The V+ HD box has locked up on me a few times and now refuses to power up!


how do you do that? im having the same problems
#31
are you sure it included 0845 and 0870 as i know the york rep and he says that virgin are the only ones not including them and checked there web site it said 01, 02 and 03 only would just double check if i was you
kamranbaig
My contract finished last month and got a deals of £27.00 per month for 30MB Broadband + XL telephone line (including 0845 & 0870 numbers free and some extra features free). Broadband for 12months & telephone for 18 months.
#32
Dilbert
I'm more bothered about range than speed. I've finally managed to get my Dlink DIR-655 to (just about) cover the whole house so I'm wondering whether the 'step up' to 30Mb might be a 'step down' given some of these comments.

It's a tough choice though - after all, it's a few quid cheaper than what I'm paying now!

Has anyone got the 'super' hub and managed to run a separate wireless router from it?


i am running my old netgear wireless router with the super hub and the range is flawless even get connectivity in my back garden. if you do upgrade read my post below in the virgin media forum, at the very bottom there is a link which shows you how to connect your own wireless router to the SUPER DUD

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-100Mb-broadband/Upgrading-upgraded-to-super-hub-read-this/td-p/386929
1 Like #33
personaljesus24
[email protected]
I've just had Virgin installed and got the 50Mb BB + superhub. It was utterly rubbish at first till I did some research and found that you need to go into the hubs advanced settings and disable the firewall and IP flood detection (both found under Services). That speeds everything up and since doing that I've had no problems.On the other hand, the TV service is a different story... The V+ HD box has locked up on me a few times and now refuses to power up!



how do you do that? im having the same problems


read this mate

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-100Mb-broadband/Upgrading-upgraded-to-super-hub-read-this/td-p/386929
#34
STORY ABOUT IRONY, here it goes well like a idiot i thought about 3 month ago i'd upgrade from 20mbit to the 50mbit service with the Superhub, my main PC is using Ethernet and my laptop Wii PS3 etc are wireless and almost immediately i lost connection with the wireless devices or couldn't get connected in the first place, would have to unplug the Superhub reset it then plug back in but everytime i'd do that the damm hub would show as now connection on my PC so 'i would have to manually fix the connection through my PC myself, i'd then setup my main downloading at night through a manager, wake up to find this piece of S""" hub has disconnected me or messages showing no internet connection, server error flow, DSN server problem you name ive seen it "and this has happened every time i'd leave it to download at night for the past 3 months" so my hand was forced and i started to download my stuff during the day as its impossible at night, daytime inccurs the same Damm problems aswell apart form the fact that i have to constantly monitor it to re-establish connection when it cuts out etc. Now the 'STORY ABOUT IRONY' is this the Bast"""" only recently send me a letter headlining ' Detrimental Use Of Your Broadband Connection ' which is basically telling me im downloading to much during the day and if i continue i'll get a reduced service or be disconnected. MMmmm im not happy with them i can tell ya, so if anyone is even considering go with this service i'd say stay well clear.

Edited By: GQ Man on Apr 02, 2011 15:32
#35
vip887
personaljesus24
[email protected]
I've just had Virgin installed and got the 50Mb BB + superhub. It was utterly rubbish at first till I did some research and found that you need togo into the hubs advanced settings and disable the firewall and IP flood detection (both found under Services). That speeds everything up and since doing that I've had no problems.On the other hand, the TV service is a different story... The V+ HD box has locked up on me a few times and now refuses to power up!


how do you do that? im having the same problems

read this mate

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-100Mb-broadband/Upgrading-upgraded-to-super-hub-read-this/td-p/386929


thanks for that
#36
just downgraded after 2 weeks of hell

i upgraded for a mere £30 and no extra monthly fee

i work in IT/Telcoms and have done so for 23 years and alsot of that time as a contractor

this is the worst network device i have ever used - quite shocking that vm are pushing it

ive been with ntl and then vm for >12 years....vm in the new house was problematic for 1st 2 weeks then fine for 3 years....i used a vm moden and a dlink 635 and then for 2.5 years a vm modem and a dlink 655....barely a problem...in fact vm fault dropouts could be at worst 20-30 in 3 years

upgraded to 30mb got the superhub (can think of a better name!!) and in 2 weeks ive had 40 dropouts per day - at least...some 2 mins, some 30 mins

worse was that i couldnt use my network tools to monitor my homeplug network - from NETGEAR - seems that hub was somehow preventing visibility - just stated it couldnt see them!!! same manufacturer, thats shocking!!



there seems to be a known prob with the firrmware which must be creating massive conflicts and causing the slowdown

even switching off ipsec, firewall, ip flood didnt resolve the prob, but this is a poor and id want alot of this ON, not off...otherwise youa re reliant on your pc's sware firewall preventing issues which is a poor network design (would you want the bouncer to stop the troublemaker or the barman to throw out the troublemaker when he is on the premises)


downgraded - and for 2 days no dropouts - in fact its feels faster though it isnt as half speedish...can now also monitor my homeplug network too.....dlink make the best routers bar none for the home


Edited By: royals on Apr 28, 2011 03:07: k
#37
thanks for this post.

i was tempted by the 30mb free upgrade but am definitely going to hold off....

not having DDNS is enough for me to say no to this travesty, let alone the other issues.
#38
well been ok on my downgraded 20mbs for over 2 weeks.....absolutely no way im going back....luckily i kept my modem......sent the hub back and demand my £30 connection fee......"but thats non refundable sir, as its a connection fee".....after repeated demands my response "fine, if you dont refund me, i will report you to trading standards, watchdog and issue a small claims court action as you have failed to deliver a service as per your contract. Your stance constitutes an unfair contract and i have evidence too and you will lose in court I can assure you of that"

They relented and so they should, in fact they should offer a goodwill too!

also get postage refunded

Edited By: royals on Apr 28, 2011 03:15

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