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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 14-Oct-12 10:50:28
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Virginmedia broadband internal connection sockets


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Hi

I've been a customer of Virginmedia and it's predecessors for many years. As I am converting an upstairs study into a bedroom I paid £100 and had my broadband connection transferred downstairs.

The engineer was only here a few minutes and simply looped a new cable from the existing TV input. He left the old socket upstairs which still works, if I move my modem and separate router back to where they were.

However, I now find that the wireless signal has become extremely weak in many parts of the house using the new input.

So IF, I managed to get another modem and router could I use both feeds or would there be only half a signal and /or conflicts between the two routers? If this is not a realistic solution what would be my best option, purchase a more powerful router or some form of extension.

I'm not very technical so any help in layman's terms would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Francis
Standard User weesteev
(newbie) Sun 14-Oct-12 10:57:27
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The wireless signal is nothing to do with the coaxial socket, its to do with the location of your wireless router. If the other socket has not been disconnected then you can just move your modem back. You cannot get a second cable modem but you could create a wireless access point downstairs using powerline adapters and a second router.

HTH
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 14-Oct-12 11:29:57
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May not even need the powerline adapters

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/74-as...

This will repeat a wireless network, and the performance section of the review shows what is possible. The key is locating the EA-N66 in a position so it gets a reasonable input signal, but still can cover the blind spots

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Oct-12 15:09:17
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You could go the homeplugs way to extend your broadband network and get the best of both worlds Ethernet 200Mbps and wireless N 300Mbps throughout your home.

The Devolo Wireless N Homeplug dLAN 200 AV Starter Kit 1409 is good.

http://www.devolo.co.uk/consumer/dlan-mains-supply-n...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-1409-dLAN-Wireless-N-...

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/networking-a...

My Broadband Speed Test
Orange WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 14-Oct-12 18:27:37
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Hi Weesteev

Thanks for your reply.

I understand about the coaxial having nothing to do with the wireless. I don't understand why I cannot get a 2nd cable modem, is it because they are not available OR because it wouldn't work?

Thanks

Francis
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 14-Oct-12 18:32:27
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Hi Andrew

Thanks for the suggestion. A lot of info to digest quickly. So if I had my existing cable modem and separate wireless router downstairs would I position this upstairs and what would I connect it to?

Thanks

Francis
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 14-Oct-12 18:34:14
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Hi E7er

Thanks for your suggestion and the links

Francis
Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 14-Oct-12 19:06:49
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It probably wouldn't work and more to the point virgin would prohibit you from connecting it
Standard User flippery
(member) Sun 14-Oct-12 19:10:23
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The only problem with home plugs is that they need to be on same electricity circuit. Each floor of a house normally has its own separate circuit to and from the fuse box.
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(staff) Sun 14-Oct-12 19:35:18
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It picks up the existing wireless signal and rebroadcasts it but stronger, so increasing the coverage area

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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