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Old 15-04-2012, 13:18   #1
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255 Modem

Hi,
With the upgrades to download speeds imminent does anyone know the max download speed of the Virgin media 255 modem.
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Old 15-04-2012, 13:31   #2
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Re: 255 Modem

Broadband Size S: 2Mb will be upgraded to 5Mb
Broadband Size M: 10Mb will be upgraded to 20Mb
Broadband Size L: 10Mb will be upgraded to 20Mb
Broadband Size XL: 20Mb and 30mb will be upgraded to 60Mb
Broadband Size XXL and 100mb: 50Mb will merge with 100mb. 100mb users will get a price reduction to match 50mb. Both will be upgraded to 120mb.

Depends on the package your on... ^see above. Anything higher than 20Mb will need a new modem, in which VM should send one out to you.
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Old 15-04-2012, 13:39   #3
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Re: 255 Modem

I think you will have to have a superhub to qualify for the speed doubling
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Old 15-04-2012, 13:51   #4
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Re: 255 Modem

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Broadband Size S: 2Mb will be upgraded to 5Mb
Broadband Size M: 10Mb will be upgraded to 20Mb
Broadband Size L: 10Mb will be upgraded to 20Mb
Broadband Size XL: 20Mb and 30mb will be upgraded to 60Mb
Broadband Size XXL and 100mb: 50Mb will merge with 100mb. 100mb users will get a price reduction to match 50mb. Both will be upgraded to 120mb.

Depends on the package your on... ^see above. Anything higher than 20Mb will need a new modem, in which VM should send one out to you.
Thanks for the replies. I'm on the 10Mb M broadband so I suppose I'll be ok with my existing modem.
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Re: 255 Modem

I'm still using an old NTL 250 modem. I'm only on 10Mb now but used to be on 20 and never had any problems, so if I get the upgrade to 20 it should work fine. Don't think it supports much beyond that though so dunno if I'll get a superhub or not. Supposed to be being upgraded by end of April but no sign of anything happening yet.
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Re: 255 Modem

yeah but they are moving everyone onto the DOCSIS3 network, which your modem cant handle
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Re: 255 Modem

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yeah but they are moving everyone onto the DOCSIS3 network, which your modem cant handle
My modem says this, DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant
Does this mean it'll have to be upgraded
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My modem says this, DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant
Does this mean it'll have to be upgraded
Any speed higher than 20Mb/s needs a superhub.
If you get on the phone and keep at them while remaining Polite, VM will do the upgrade, all for FREE, and youll go up to 30Mb/s.

At no cost to you...
You may even get 60Mb/s For free. If on the correct packages. not if you only have BB.
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Re: 255 Modem

the modems crap. do the above. you can try myvirginmedia for a self install upgrade link within the free double link. youll most probably have to call up as mentioned above.
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Re: 255 Modem

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the modems crap. do the above. you can try myvirginmedia for a self install upgrade link within the free double link. youll most probably have to call up as mentioned above.
no, thats a good modem
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Re: 255 Modem

it might be built well but it cant function on a docsis3 network = crap.
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it might be built well but it cant function on a docsis3 network = crap.
It doesn't mean it is crap.
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It doesn't mean it is crap.
my point exactly

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it might be built well but it cant function on a docsis3 network = crap.
it can function on docsis3 network
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Re: 255 Modem

not full on which is crap in todays tech/security
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not full on which is crap in todays tech/security
I consider high ping, high jitter and instability to be crap, features the superhub has which the 255 doesnt
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