Virgin SuperHub2, and IP Addresses

I’ve been told the SuperHub1 was a terrible device, and had a little higher hopes for the SuperHub2.

Installed fine, Speed is decent (see below, done over 5ghz WiFi), however the device wouldn’t let me use 192.168.1.x address range, complained that the Modem already had this.

A little SSH’ing later, and it isn’t actually the Modem, it’s actually the ‘Guest’ WiFi ranges (you can have 2 guest networks on each band, the internal address for the modem is actually 192.168.1.15, go figure?)

Anyhow, log into the device’s HTTP management interface, goto advance, then Goto DHCP Settings (odd place for the device IP I know!), change the device IP address to 192.168.16.x (I moved it to 254), save the config and let it reboot etc.

This will then move all of the other ‘reserved’ ranges to above 192.168.16.x, so now when we login to the router (remember it’s new IP address) we can goto the same config area and change the IP address to 192.168.1.x and hey presto, a sensible IP address range.

Now you ask why I would want to use another range, well because all of my devices are already configured for that range set, and some of my VM lans are 192.168.0.x so saves confusion.

Anyhow, thought I would share, as the SuperHub2 is a fairly new device.