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cable Routers


jon2

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I have the standard router as supplyed by Virgin on my cable braordband, is there any advantage in investing in an of the shelf router

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mgmcc

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You don't say what the "standard router" you have is.

These days, Virgin supply their Super Hub which is a combined Cable Modem and 802.11n (300Mbps) Wireless Router with 4-port Gigabit switch. You are unlikely to improve on that, although its wireless signal strength is poorer than, in my case, the D-Link router I used previously. It also doesn't support simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi.

If you're using one of their old Netgear WGR614 routers, which only supports 802.11g (54Mbps), then contact them and ask for an upgrade.

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jon2

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the router is VMDG 480, it say's its a super router

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Jock1e

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You are talking about Virginmedia Super Hub [VMDG 480 ] which I think is fairly poor and you are probably better off with your old one.

They supply everyone with those now and are not as good as Virginmedia try to make out.

You will get no sleep if you have one of those installed in the bedroom as the lights just keep on flashing all night and are a nuisance.

You can use it as a modem only and plug your old router into it and use it that way.

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