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White Colour Power Light LED And Green Wifi To Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has a green wifi flashing and power is white

Troubleshoot !

My router or hub 3.0 has a green wifi light flashing and the power is white colour, what is happening?

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Hub 3.0 with White Power led and green wifi

Remedy !

There are few things that can cause this, see below:

  • First – The hub 3.0 has done some updates in the background and now they are stuck, causing errors, try restarting it.
  • Second – The hub 3.0 is using a very congested wifi channels, you could reset it, see here.
  • Third – Do not confuze this with WPS searching as that option lasts up to 2 minutes.
  • Forth – If the reset doesn’t work the try my tutorial and optimize it manually, remember to put 2.4 Gh band to channel 11 and 5 Gh band to channel 44, see here.

If by any reason the hub 3.0 is behaving the same and you have fallowed the instructions above, then call virgin up to investigate further.

Power Flashing And Wifi Light Is Green Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has the power flashing green and the wifi light is green

Troubleshoot !

The hub 3.0 router from virgin media is showing flashing green power light and wifi is green colour. You got no connection what so ever.

Hub 3.0 troublesoot

Hub 3.0 with green power led and wifi green

Remedy !

This issue means that the cable is disconnected, very damaged or maybe cut of in the garden.

  • First – You have to check the coax cable and make sure it’s securely connected.
  • Second – You can check the virgin media website on any known outages on the network, see here.

If by any reason the hub 3.0 is behaving the same and you have fallowed the instructions above, then call virgin up to investigate further, probably an engineer is required.

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Red Colour Internet Light Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has the red internet light

Troubleshoot !

The hub 3.0 router from virgin media is showing a red Internet led light, my internet is connected but it’s not working or drops off. (See picture 1, number 1)

Hub 3.0 troublesoot

Hub 3.0 with red internet led picture 1

Remedy !

There are a few things that can cause this see below:

  • First – You need to check the cables and power leads are connected securely.
  • Second – You need to go and see the virgin media website on any known outages on the network, see here.
  • Third – Just simply restart your hub 3.0, I know it sounds easy.
  • Forth – Finally I suggest a factory reset your hub as sometimes it might fix this, find out how here.

If by any reason the hub 3.0 is behaving the same and you have fallowed the instructions above, then call virgin up to investigate further.

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Red Colour Phone Light Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has the red phone light

Troubleshoot !

The hub 3.0 router from virgin media is showing a red Phone led light, my landline is connected but it’s not working or drops off. (See picture 1, number 1)

Hub 3.0 troublesoot

Hub 3.0 with red phone led picture 1

Remedy !

There are a few things that can cause this see below:

  • First – I would suggest factory reset your hub as sometimes updates can cause this, find out how here.
  • Second – Check and see the virgin media website on any known outages on the telephone network, see here.
  • Third – Try the resolution from the virgin media website regarding this issue, see here.

If by any reason the hub 3.0 is behaving the same and you have fallowed the instructions above, then call virgin up to investigate further.

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Red Colour Wifi Light Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has a red wifi led light

Troubleshoot !

My hub 3.0 router from virgin media is showing a red wifi colour led. (See picture 1, number 1)

Hub 3.0 troublesoot

Hub 3.0 with red wifi led Picture 1

Remedy !

If by any reason you are experiencing the situation above then let’s start.

  • First – you must factory reset your hub 3.0, you can find out how to do this in detail here.
  • Second – you can consider optimizing the hub 3.0 router and setting all wifi to manual optimization, this way you can control it, find out how to do this here.

If by any reason the hub 3.0 is behaving the same and you have fallowed the instructions above, then it’s faulty and you should call up virgin media to send replacement hub or engineer.

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Red Colour Power Light Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has the red power led light

Troubleshoot !

The hub 3.0 router from virgin media is showing a red led light, my internet is slow or not working. (See picture 1, number 2)

Hub 3.0 troublesoot

Hub 3.0 with Red Power led Picture 1

Remedy !

There a few things that can cause this, but mainly in this case it’s the high heat see below:

  • First – you must check that the hub 3.0 or router is in a vertical position, in a opened space and the vents are not blocked (the vents are on the sides).
  • Second – you must check that the hub 3.0 is not still hot, as you might need to turn off the power or unplug it and wait at least 20 minutes.
  • Third – try to find a new place to put it on, if you have it in a enclosed and hot place for example.
  • Forth – if you moved it and fallowed the instructions from above as last resort factory reset the hub 3.0, you can find out how here.

If by any reason the hub 3.0 is behaving the same and you have fallowed the instructions above, then it’s faulty and you should call up virgin media to send a replacement.

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No Colour Light LED To Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 doesn't have any led light on and I can't connect to the internet

Troubleshoot !

My router or hub 3.0 has no led light and I can’t connect or see the wifi on.

Hub 3.0 troubleshoot

Hub 3.0 with no lights Picture 1

Remedy !

There a few things that can cause this, see below:

  • First – you must check the power switch in the back, has 0 and I. If on should be on I. (See number 5 | picture 2).
  • Second – you must check the power cord and psu.
  • Third – you can replace the power cord only and psu where posible.(Hub 3.0 power slot is compatible with the tivo 500 one)
  • Forth – you must check if you power socket is working or the extension slot if you’re using one.
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Hub 3.0 back Picture 2

If all the above don’t work then you must call up virgin media and request a replacement hub 3.0.

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White Colour Power Light Hub 3.0 Virgin Media Router Troubleshoot

The hub 3.0 has a white led light and I can't connect to the internet

Troubleshoot !

My router or hub 3.0 from virgin media is showing a white linear colour led but I can’t connect. (See picture 1)

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Hub 3.0 Front Picture 1

Remedy !

If by any reason you are experiencing the situation above there are multiple answers for this.

Now I will focus on the instances that you can make and not the engineer.

  • One – you will need to factory reset your router or hub 3.0, you can find out how here.
  • Second – you can optimize your wifi speeds and range by fallowing my tutorial here.
  • Third – you can check the cables, specially the F ports, splitters or isolator wall box, if they are loose and you can move them with your fingers then they need tightening (use a spanner).
  • Forth – you can move you router or hub 3.0 to a horizontal position if you are using it vertically.

Now if all of the above don’t work, then you will need to call up virgin media and get an engineer to take a look outside.

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Hub 3.0 Factory Reset

How to factory reset a Hub 3.0 from Virgin Media

Hello everyone in this small tutorial you will learn how to reset your hub 3.0 the proper way.

As a rule if you ever made any modifications to your hub 3.0, this method will erase and replace everything to factory defaults.

Example you have modified passwords or disabled wifi bands, or simply it doesn’t work.

See pictures bellow, your hub 3.0 might come in white or black colour.

Hub 3.0

Hub 3.0 Front Picture 1


Hub 3.0

Hub 3.0 back Picture 2

Go to the back of the hub 3.0 and find the reset button – see number 3 from picture 2

Use a pin, needle or a pen edge and press it continually for 1 minute while the hub 3.0 is on.

As a rule once you start pressing it the front of the hub 3.0 will turn off all the LED lights.

So pay atention to 1 and 2 from picture 1.

After the 1 minute of continualy pressing the reset button, release and restart the hub 3.0 (press button and get it to “0” position as this will turn off the power, wait 5 seconds, then press button and get it to “I” position as this means power on), see number 5 from picture 2.

This process will reset the hub to factory reset and can take up to 20 minutes to load up.

If it didn’t do anything please repeat the process.

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Wifi tips on a Virgin Media hub 3.0

How to fix and optimize your wifi on Virgin Media Hub 3.0

This techniques is what I call a wifi split, basically you are taking control of your hub 3.0 and telling it to squeeze all its resources to improve performance and increase wifi range.

So what will this do?

In short by appling this you will see a significant increase on your wifi range lets say 3-5 meters, better speeds as your hub 3.0 will work at optimal performance.

At the end of this tutorial the is a Fail Safe if things go wrong you can reset the hub 3.0 to factory settings.

Things you need to proceed!

  • First an actual Hub 3.0 from Virgin Media that has wifi turned on and is working (you can connect to the internet trough it).
  • Second will be a device that can connect via wifi to the hub 3.0, could be a laptop, smartphone, tablet etc.
  • Third will be a internet browser let’s say google chrome, internet explorer, Microsoft edge, safari, firefox or any other.
Before we start!

As I usually don’t have Ethernet cables and laptop with me when I get to the hub 3.0, I will use wifi only through my smartphone. Of course you can do this via the Ethernet cable as well.

So lets proceed!

Step A

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Hello page – pic 1

Connect to your virgin media wifi, after this open your internet browser and input the fallowing numbers or address: 192.168.0.1 (see pic 1);

Now a Hello! message will pop up in your browser asking you to select the language, as default I am selecting is English, now press next. (see pic 1);

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Welcome Page – pic 2

At this point Welcome message will pop up in your browser and it is asking you the master password of your hub 3.0.

Now this is located at the bottom of the hub 3.0 and it is a series of numbers only, usually 8 in total. (See pic 2)

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Perfect! Page – pic 3

Lastly here after you fill the master password and press next you will be getting the Perfect! message in your browser and it is asking you if you would like to change the master password.

I would suggest not to change it and I will press the Skip button to continue. (See pic 3)

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Your Hub 3.0 is ready to go! Page – pic 4

The last page you will encounter will be the Your Hub 3.0 is ready to go!

Just press Go to Dashboard and continue (See pic 4)

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Hub 3.0 Landing Page – pic 5

Congratulation you are now inside the GUI of your hub 3.0, from here you can fully control it.

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Step B

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Hub 3.0 Landing Page to Advanced Settings – pic 6

From the left hand side top go and press Advanced settings, an acordion drop down menu will apprear.

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Hub 3.0 Landing Page to Advanced Settings to Wireless – pic 7

From Advanced settings to Wireless, an acordion drop down menu will apprear.

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Hub 3.0 Guest network – pic 8

From Advanced Settings go to Guest network – now here by default this is turned off – Press and tick the enable guest network and change your password to welcome(with no capitol). Of course you can change it to whatever you like but for the sake of simplicity I will put it to welcome.

Also by using the Guest network for new people that come in your home, you are actualy protecting yourself and people that use your normal wifi for banking, bills, etc.

In simple tems the Hub 3.0 will generate a new wifi band that is separate from the main one and will have “Guest” on it aimed at visiting users.

Now press the apply changes.

Give it a minute as the wifi will go down and you will need to wait until it loads up.(See pic 8)

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Hub 3.0 Wireless Security – pic 9

After you have reconnected go back and press Security from the menu – here you will see the Wireless Security screen.

Now there are three thing you need to do:

  • One – change the name at the 2.4 Ghz Security Settings from VM3612899 to VM3612899-2.4G (Of course yours will be different, VM and then your wifi name from the hub 3.0)
  • Two – change name at the 5 Ghz Security Settings from VM3612899 to VM3612899-5G (Of course yours will be different, VM and then your wifi name from the hub 3.0)
  • Three – At the bottom of this page you will find the Wireless radio section under the MAC address, here you tick the Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Now press the Apply changes and wait at least a minute.

After this point you will now need to re-enter the password for your new wifi that should be VM3612899-5G and VM3612899-2.4G in my case.

As now your device will see it as new wifi entirely just like you did it when you first got the hub 3.0.

Now I am going to Connect to VM3612899-5G (Of course yours will be different, VM and then your wifi name from the hub 3.0) and refresh the browser.

In some cases it might ask you the master pasword, that is located under the hub a series of numbers. (See Pic 9)

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Hub 3.0 Wireless signal – pic 10

 

From Wireless signal menu you will see wireless mode on both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz there are some options there. Only chose the ones that have the most names: 2.4GHz at 802.11/b/g/n mixed  and 5GHz to 802.11/a/n/ac mixed.

Next step is to disable the Smart Wifi, as soon as you tick it you will get the channel width option enabled. Here select the highest possible as fallows on 2.4GHz it will be the 20/40MHz and on 5 GHz it should set to 20/50/80MHz.

  1. Now press Apply changes.
  2. Give it a minute as the wifi will go down and you will need to wait until it loads up.
  3. Congratulation you have now increased your wifi range and optimized it.
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The Results

So you should now see 3 wifi’s been broadcasted from your hub 3.0:

  • One in 5 Ghz (extremely good near the hub and will achieve the maximum speed you are paying for, but looses signal faster on distance from the source)
  • Two will be 2.4Ghz – now this will only reach speeds up to 90MBs, and it has at least double the range distance from the source.
  • Three The Guest Network only works on 2.4 GHz and it is used mostly for guests or devices that are usually not in your home all the time, works completely different from your other 2.4GHz band and 5GHz band.
  • Now why use it? Well why not it improves your security, lets say if someone comes in and connects to the guest wifi instead of your normal ones, then no apps or software can ever see what transactions you have made or what you have used your Hub 3.0 for.

Fail safe!

If by any reason it didn’t work and your wifi is worse than before, just got to your hub 3.0 behind where the ethernet ports are there is a reset button. Please use a pin, needle or a pen edge and press it continually for 1 minute while the hub 3.0 is on.

This process will reset the hub to factory reset and can take up to 20 minutes to load up.

All other modifications from above will be canceled.

For more in depth on how to reset the hub 3.0 please go here.