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Virgin Media has finally begun converting customer Super Hubs into public Wi-Fi hotspots. Some customers have reported receiving an e-mail from Virgin, letting them know that their home router is now broadcasting a public Wi-Fi signal. Virgin Media is opting in 'hundreds of thousands' of customers by default, but you can opt out after the fact.

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A little background: a couple of years ago, Virgin Media started trialling a public Wi-Fi service very similar to 'BT Wi-Fi with FON,' where residential BT customers have their routers turned into hotspots. For some reason the broad rollout of Virgin's service was delayed until now.

There are some curious differences between BT and Virgin Media's approach, though. For starters, it seems only Virgin Media customers will have access to this nationwide Wi-Fi network; BT grants free access to BT customers, but non-customers can pay for access (£4 per hour). The owner of that subverted hotspot doesn't get any of the money, of course.

Be connected thanks to Virgin Media WiFi. This app runs silently in the background to detect the access points to which you can connect to start browsing: Over 50,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots around the UK. 19 million free wireless access points all over the world. New Wi-Fi access points every day. Virgin Mobile customers can also check your Virgin Mobile allowances and see what you’re using easily. What you need: A device running Android 6 or above Virgin Media customers with a Hub 3 can manage their WiFi at home Virgin Mobile customers with a valid Virgin Mobile SIM in their device Your feedback helps us improve the app. Take control of your WiFi with our clever Virgin Media Connect app As part of Intelligent WiFi, the app lets you share your WiFi password with friends, see how many devices are connected, reboot your Hub without leaving your sofa and pause the internet to some devices (especially useful if it’s gone past some people’s bedtime). Apr 01, 2020  Take control of your WiFi with our clever Virgin Media Connect app As part of Intelligent WiFi, the app lets you share your WiFi password with friends, see how many devices are connected, reboot your Hub without leaving your sofa and pause the internet to some devices (especially useful if it’s gone past some people’s bedtime). Keep your home WiFi in tip-top shape Scan your home to check.

  1. Staying connected while you’re away. Fantastic broadband doesn’t stop when you leave the house. In fact, with Mobile Broadband and wi-fi hotspots, there are very few places where you can’t get on the web.
  2. WiFi Booster: WiFi Booster available only to eligible customers for whom Virgin Media has identified (either through a Virgin Media agent or through the Virgin Media Connect app) a blackspot inside the registered account address. Eligible customers can receive 1 WiFi Booster per customer, available through the app. Eligible customers can.

Furthermore, while BT customers must share their ADSL or VDSL bandwidth with any public Wi-Fi users, Virgin Media promises that 'your home network is completely separate from Virgin Media WiFi traffic, meaning the broadband connection you pay for is exclusively yours, and just as secure.'

Presumably, when a customer's Super Hub is added to the public Wi-Fi service, it connects to the local DOCSIS network at a slightly higher rate. So, for example, if you pay for a 200Mbps Virgin Media package, your modem might actually connect at 220Mbps, with the extra 20Mbps reserved for public Wi-Fi users. We've asked Virgin for more details and will update this story if we get a response.

Security-wise, the Super Hub probably creates a separate VLAN for the public Wi-Fi network, just like BT Wi-Fi with FON. In theory, there will be no crosstalk between the two networks, ensuring all data that flows across either network stays private.

One remaining issue, though, is that there will be more local Wi-Fi congestion. Even if you have a dedicated 200Mbps connection to the Internet, if someone outside is hogging the Wi-Fi your laptop might not be able to connect to the router at 200Mbps. Modern 802.11ac MIMO devices should be fine, though.

For now only Virgin Media customers with the latest Super Hub 3 (Hub 3.0) are being opted into the new public Wi-Fi service. Virgin is trialling an update to the older Super Hub 2ac routers, too. The ISP says it will add 'hundreds of thousands' of hubs by 'later this year.'

Virgin Media customers can opt out of the service by logging into My Virgin Media and going to My Profile. When the service was first trialled in 2015, those who opted out of sharing their own router were then banned from using other Virgin customers' hotspots. We have asked Virgin Media to confirm whether that's still the case.

If you're a Virgin Media customer who wants to use the new free Wi-Fi network, download the Virgin Media WiFi app on iOS or Android. (Presumably Windows and Mac laptop users can still log in somehow, though.)

Now read our deep dive into the legal issues of operating a public Wi-Fi hotspot..

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Take control of your WiFi with our clever Virgin Media Connect app
As part of Intelligent WiFi, the app lets you share your WiFi password with friends, see how many devices are connected, reboot your Hub without leaving your sofa and pause the internet to some devices (especially useful if it’s gone past some people’s bedtime).
Keep your home WiFi in tip-top shape
Scan your home to check your WiFi signal strength from room to room, tackle common WiFi hiccups and chat with an agent about any WiFi issues – right through the app. Smart.
Automatically connect to our free WiFi hotspots on the go
Download the app and once you’re set up, you’re good to go. No logins or tricky sign-ups. With 3.5 million+ UK hotspots and 20 million+ worldwide, we’ve got your back in pubs, bars and other places on the UK high street, major airports and in over 250 London Underground stations and in all Glasgow Subway stations.
Save your mobile data
While you’re connected to our WiFi hotspots, you can save your data for when you really need it – and help give your wallet a well-earned rest.
Virgin Mobile customers can also check your Virgin Mobile allowances and see what you’re using easily.
What you need:
A device running Android 6 or above
Virgin Media customers with a Hub 3 can manage their WiFi at home
Virgin Mobile customers with a valid Virgin Mobile SIM in their device
Your feedback helps us improve the app. If there’s anything we’ve missed or you need a hand with, just email [email protected]
Take control of your WiFi with our clever Virgin Media Connect app
As part of Intelligent WiFi, the app lets you share your WiFi password with friends, see how many devices are connected, reboot your Hub without leaving your sofa and pause the internet to some devices (especially useful if it’s gone past some people’s bedtime).
Keep your home WiFi in tip-top shape
Scan your home to check your WiFi signal strength from room to room, tackle common WiFi hiccups and chat with an agent about any WiFi issues – right through the app. Smart.
Automatically connect to our free WiFi hotspots on the go
Download the app and once you’re set up, you’re good to go. No logins or tricky sign-ups. With 3.5 million+ UK hotspots and 20 million+ worldwide, we’ve got your back in pubs, bars and other places on the UK high street, major airports and in over 250 London Underground stations and in all Glasgow Subway stations.
Save your mobile data
While you’re connected to our WiFi hotspots, you can save your data for when you really need it – and help give your wallet a well-earned rest.
Virgin Mobile customers can also check your Virgin Mobile allowances and see what you’re using easily.
What you need:
A device running Android 6 or above
Virgin Media customers with a Hub 3 can manage their WiFi at home
Virgin Mobile customers with a valid Virgin Mobile SIM in their device
Your feedback helps us improve the app. If there’s anything we’ve missed or you need a hand with, just email [email protected]
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