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virgin modems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by steve_p1981, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. steve_p1981

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    I have virgin supplying me my TV phone and broadband connection. It all comes from the same little white boxthey installed in my house and they also supplied a wireless modem. The standard one has a BNC connector and the wireless doesn't. Is it a case of using an adsl filter on my phone jack (which is part of the box that supplies the broadband) or do i need to get a crossover ethernet cable and run the 2 modems together (seems a bit silly)?
     
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  2. alexdc12

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    you need a coax lead coming from your wall to the modem then a patch cable to the wireless router :D
     
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  3. Apexes

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    Yup, chuck the coax into the modem, and a standard ethernet cable into wireless modem - that'll do it :)

    Did they not set it up for you? they usually do it when you get the line installed, when they fitted mine they setup the whole lot and just asked me to set a wifi password
     
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  4. alexdc12

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    i think you can select them to install it or self install, im pretty sure i installed mine myself :D
     
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  5. Apexes

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    Ah right, both times they've been out they've automatically installed it all and configured!

    My parents house is still running on the original Motorola cable modem, which i begged them to upgrade for me when i had 56k so i could get a 30 ping on counter strike :D that modem's gotta be at least 12 years old now lol
     
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  6. alexdc12

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    haha 56k i remember them days! used to spend hours trying to connect to some free isp cos my mum was tight! lol
     
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  7. steve_p1981

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    they didn't offer to install the wireless modem and i don't see the point running 2 modems to do one job essentially i have the coax cable running into the back of the standard box. I wonder is there are any wireless routers about that have a BNC connector in the back. there must be something available.
     
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  8. alexdc12

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    i used to have a wireless modem/router for tiscali but that run thru the phoneline so dunno if it was different
     
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  9. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    think this may do the job

    http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Virgin-Cable-Routers/buy-BELKIN-300N-WIRELESS-CABLE-ROUTER-Virgin-Cable-Router/521620?cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Feed-_-_Virgin_Cable_Routers-_-521620_BELKIN_300N_WIRELESS_CABLE_ROUTER&_$ja=tsid:8360%7Ccc:%7Cprd:300N+WIRELESS+CABLE+ROUTER%7Ccat:_Virgin_Cable_Routers

    :D
     
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  10. Gav

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    You can only connect Virgin Media supplied hardware to their network. Connecting anything else is against their terms and, I think, illegal (iirc the laws around cable are quite strict, and this is actually a criminal offence).

    For years they've provided a modem and an option wireless router. If you see 'Cable Router' advertised anywhere, it'll be one with a RJ45 port for connecting to a modem.

    However, Virgin have recently started offering (on their 30/50/100Mbps DOCSIS3 service) a modem with built in wireless router. Unfortunately, they've yet to introduce bridging (they're waiting for Netgear to provide a firmware update), so running a more traditional 'Cable Router' in front of the real 'Cable' router is going to be unpleasant.

    You seem to have a cable modem with a F-Connector/Coax jack and an RJ45 port as well as a Virgin supplied 'Cable Router'. You'll need to have the one connected to the other or connect the modem directly to your PC. Your telephone has nothing to do with the cable broadband as far as your concerned.

    :biggrin
     
  11. Sparky
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    Really? So you can't connect your laptop and PC to the network? :biggrin


    To the OP, as said already, my bro uses Virgin bband and he just patched this Netgear box into the supplied cable modem - happy days.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...CNBmTb60McyWhQejnv35DQ&sqi=2&ved=0CEEQ8wIwBA#
     
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    :oops: make that directly to their network!
     
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    hee hee! :biggrin
     
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  14. NeedMoreSleep

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    Just keep an eye out with the wireless router they provide you with, I've the Netgear N router provided by Virgin and I swear the DHCP service drops on it just about every day, I've appled the latest firmware and I only have about 3 machines on my home network so it's not as if I'm overloading it with DHCP requests. In the end I gave up and gave every device on my network a static IP, a bit old school but at least it works.

    Yeah as mentioned above, wall to modem is a BNC connection and then from Modem to Router standard RJ45 cable. I know in the past if you only had one line in from outside that went to your Virgin TV box, you then had to connect your modem to your Virgin TV box via a x-over cable, then again that was about 4 years ago.
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    Just curious... is a virgin modem one that hasn't ever had any bits passed through it? :p
     
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    Apparently lots of people are reporting problems with the new "super hubs".
     
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