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New cable for virgin media


iqs

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Hi, I have virgin media cable ( Internet), I'm moving the router into a new room,but the cable will be to short. Can I just join a new piece to the original cable ,without effecting the signal ,or should I buy a new piece ? Also ,there are many types of cable ,but which type must I buy/use . Thank you

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BT

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Try searching or posting here

Cable Forum

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Woolwell

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Why move the router? Why not go wireless?

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Jock1e

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Just add the original cable using a normal cable connector which can be bought at Wilkinsons or most DIY stores.Cost about £1.

Or you can buy the cable and connectors from Amazon.

Click here

Have a look and see what you need.

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mole1944

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As woolwell says go wireless, phone Virgin up and they will send you a wireless router free or at least £20 max easy self install as well. If you have connection problems change the channel to either 1,6,11 as other channels may be used in your location and cause problems.

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carver

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iqs I've found trying to join cables is just not worth it, site here enter link description here with all the different cables you could need.

If you are used to fast downloads then don't go wireless, you will notice the difference. I have 2 TV's one connected by cable and the other wireless and the buffering on the wireless is minutes not seconds.

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BT

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mole1944

Not all computers are wireless enabled so that may not be an option.

Can't find any prices other than for the Superhub on Virgins website and they want £75 for that unless you qualify for a free one. You can however buy a wireless router pretty well anywhere for around £20 upwards. As carver says wireless can limit your speeds somewhat. Its a bit pointless having the high speeds Virgin offers if you are then limited by the wireless speed.

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Jock1e

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I always thought that a router was Wireless and different from a modem so maybe I have got that wrong.

He has probably got the superhub which is wireless or modem whichever way you want to sue it but would prefer it in the other room maybe for a better signal or just for more privacy.

The cable from Amazon which can be bought with different sizes and with the fittings intact should be perfect for what he wants or the old cable with new connectors would do the same job.

Superhub if he has it is not great and changing channels on it may well get a better signal if using Wireless connection.

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mart7

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Jock 1e

The virgin superhub is both wireless and modem combined,they did away with the 2 seperate boxes about18month ago if memory serves me right If iqs hasnt got the superhub it can be supplied free of charge as hes an existing customer Virgin media tend to fit the new superhub next to the TV now so it can be directly connected to the tv via the internet cable,then use your pc as wireless connection through the super hub

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northumbria61

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In addition to the link from Carver enter link description here

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Jock1e

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Not sure if I am getting a bit mixed up here or not I am assuming it is the Wire cable that he is shifting and not the ethernet cable.

Wire cable connects directly on to the Superhub if that is what he is using so would not need an extra long ethernet cable.

Or wire connection on to the modem if he still uses that and a small ethernet cable to connect to the Router.

Now if he is connected by phone I don't have a clue.

Maybe if he tells us what Router he has would help.

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