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Wednesday 3 October 2012

Video of Virgin Media Modem, led activity for Ambit E08C013.00 cable modem from power up to ready to use.

This is a diagnostic help video showing what you should see on your VM Broadband modem.
If you have a fault on your modem then watch this video via 3G or from an independant WiFi source.

In this simple video I have recorded what you should expect the leds on the front of the Ambit E08C013.00 modem to do from the point of switching on the mains supply to it being ready to use. I have listed the time elapsed in seconds from the point of power up.
I have also shown what the leds do when you run the speedtest app on an iPhone, note this is connected via WiFi to a netgear WGR614.

Here is the video:

Your model will be on the label on the underside of the cable modem.
If you are with the UK Cable broadband supplier "Virgin Media" then you will be familiar with the VM cable modem they give you. There are a few models, I used to have the Silver NTL100 model but that died a couple of years ago. I now have a Ambit E08C013.00 cable modem.

Note that I am currently on the 10Mb broadband package, this will be increased to 20Mb soon for free.
If you want to know when yours is going to be speeded up then have a look on here :
Just type in your postcode and for me it says "December 2012  and February 2013".

Depending what package you are currently on depends what speed you will get after upgrade. Some people will get 120Mb broadband!!!

If you want to test your broadband speed right now then use the speedtest website :

The iPhone app you can see in my video is a free app that allows you to run speedtest using either your WiFi or 3G connections.

My broadband connection is not too good in the evening for the last month as you can see the speed is all over the place up and down, normally this is level and about 9.8Mbps. A fault resolution has been issued to sort it out.

My modem states :
Cable Modem : Euro-DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant

To find out technical information about your modem run a web browser and goto the address bar and type in :
This will show your Modem Configuration

You can log in using root and root. You may need this information if you are having problems with your connection.

Hope you found this of use.

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