Virgin Media Launches UK’s Fastest Wireless Hub

  Outclasses all other ISP next generation modems and routers; dual band concurrent technology
delivers best connectivity yet!

Virgin Media has launched a next generation Super Hub that delivers unrivalled connectivity in customers’ homes. Powered by the latest dual band technology, Virgin Media’s new Super Hub enables concurrent access to both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless channels, ensuring customers get the best possible experience from their superfast broadband connections.

The new Super Hub boasts an unrivalled technical specification thanks to an extra antenna on the 5GHz channel that improves range as well as speed, making it ideal for homes where three or more gadgets are connected to the internet at the same time. The equipment offers best in class 2.4GHz performance and was found to typically be 6-9% better than the competition during testing. In the 5GHz band the new Super Hub sets a new performance benchmark. The next generation Super Hub joins Virgin Media’s wireless hub family alongside the original Super Hub, which will continue to be supplied to customers on up to 30Mb speeds.

The new Super Hub will be available to:

  • All new customers on up to 60Mb or up to 100Mb broadband speeds
  • Existing customers already on or upgrading to 60Mb or 100Mb broadband speeds can request a new Super Hub, though an installation fee of £49.95 will apply for these customers to ensure they get the best in-home set up

The original Super Hub will be available to:

  • All new and existing customers on up to 30Mb broadband speeds

To help web users get the most out of their wireless signal, Virgin Media recently released details of seemingly innocent household items that have been identified as being among the worst culprits for causing WiFi interference in homes and has compiled the following useful tips:

  • Create space: Leaving space around your router helps its signal to spread far and wide, ensuring a stronger connection.
  • Aim high: Many wireless hubs are best kept off the floor on high, uncluttered places like a windowsill – just make sure you don’t bury it on a bookshelf or behind the TV.
  • Avoid other electrical devices: Especially ones that send out a signal using radio waves on the 2.4GHz band, like baby monitors and cordless phones.
  • Don’t give up: Try a few different locations and see which one works best for you.
  • Change the channel: Your wireless hub or router transmits signals on a particular channel. If another nearby wireless device (even your neighbour’s wireless router!) is transmitting on the same channel, the two devices could be competing for air wave space. Try changing the channel on your wireless router to avoid congestion.
  • If all else fails: Turn off your computer and router, have a 60 second siesta and then turn them back on again (router first, then your computer). This ensures that the connection to your network is refreshed, which should spur your network speed back into action.

I am using the new hub, and it is amazing; we have a fairly big house & garden, and the new hub’s coverage extends way beyond that of other hubs I have used, accommodating a couple of laptops, XBox, 2x Apple TV boxes, LG TV, 2 wireless printers, and I dread to think how many iOS & Blackberry mobile devices. The multi-port Cat5 hub means that we also use HomePlugs to connect the 2 Sky+ HD boxes we have. Moreover, in the time that I have had it, I’ve only rebooted it once (as we do a lot of video streaming from NetFlix and the like), and that speaks volume compared to our previous experience.

Source: Virgin Media
Reporter: SilverFox

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