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#773544 - 2nd Mar 2013 3:18pm Virgin Media Router Cable
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Where can I get a cable made for my Virgin Router, the one that goes from broadband socket to router.

I need a long one, the one they have give me is to short, is it just normal coaxial cable?
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#773562 - 2nd Mar 2013 4:05pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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is it just a rj45 cable?

got mine from bigpockets, reaches from bedroom to downstairs
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#773568 - 2nd Mar 2013 4:22pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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No it looks like aerial wife with 2 screaw plus on end
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#773572 - 2nd Mar 2013 4:36pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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Originally Posted By: BurgerChips
No it looks like aerial wife with 2 screaw plus on end


It's worth checking what you've written before posting.
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#773583 - 2nd Mar 2013 5:23pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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It's 75ohm satellite cable.

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#773658 - 2nd Mar 2013 10:33pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
Originally Posted By: BurgerChips
No it looks like aerial wife with 2 screaw plus on end


It's worth checking what you've written before posting.
so sorry grammer officer
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#773659 - 2nd Mar 2013 10:49pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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Originally Posted By: BurgerChips
Originally Posted By: chriskay
Originally Posted By: BurgerChips
No it looks like aerial wife with 2 screaw plus on end


It's worth checking what you've written before posting.
so sorry grammer officer


It's nothing to do with grammar/spelling, just that if you're looking for help, it's better if people can read what you're saying at the first attempt.
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#773660 - 2nd Mar 2013 10:59pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: peodude]
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Originally Posted By: peodude
It's 75ohm satellite cable.


That's the one, the "screw on" bits are called F type connectors.

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#773676 - 3rd Mar 2013 8:11am Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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I had an aerial wife once, she flew off with the window cleaner. ;-)

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#773774 - 3rd Mar 2013 2:46pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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Wilkos is your best bet- satelite cable and f connectors and some black satellite tape and jobs a good un. Not expensive and decent quality

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#773786 - 3rd Mar 2013 3:15pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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I have been told that the shorter the cable the better, and have been advised to use a Ethernet Cable instead.
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#773813 - 3rd Mar 2013 4:50pm Re: Virgin Media Router Cable [Re: Willo_]
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Originally Posted By: BurgerChips
I have been told that the shorter the cable the better, and have been advised to use a Ethernet Cable instead.


The shorter the cable from the socket to the router box the better, but sometimes it just isn't practical where it is, I moved mine to give a better wireless signal.

If is from the socket on the wall to the router, it's satellite cable with F type connectors, screw them in firmly but not over tight.

From the router to the PC use Ethernet RJ45 cable.

You will get a slight loss the greater the distance, but we are talking milliseconds, and it's still faster than using wireless.

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