chatting to upgrade team about the v6 and was told you have to keep the v6 3 metres or closer to the superhub. I asked if you could just use a ethernet cable to connect but she said no. But people on some forums saying otherwise. Which is true?
Let's be very clear about the connection requirements of V6.
V6 requires two connections.
1. In common with all Virgin Media cable boxes, V6 requires co-ax connection to the cable network.
2. V6 also requires connection to your home network router. This connection can be either Ethernet cable, powerline adapter or wifi. The choice of which, in my opinion, comes down to whether your wifi signal is strong enough at the site of the V6 or your electrical wiring is good enough or you're forced into an Ethernet cable connection.
Well surely the engineer will sort all the appropriate connections..
Cable customer from its inception in 80's in Birmingham .have never missed a bill payment.my package is big kahuna xl tv..200mb internet..and free sky movies for 6 months..+tivo box. Ps4 & Amazon firestick. +size 9 feet..iphone 7 plus..
My V6 box is connected to the internet by V6 -> 6m ethernet cable -> Netgear WAP104 router -> 20m ethernet cable -> Asus RT-AC87U router -> 2m ethernet -> SamKnows Broadband monitor box -> 1m ethernet -> Virgin Superhub 2ac in modem mode and I do not seem to have problems. The 20m ethernet cable is an outdoors version as the cable runs down the outside of the house coming in where the Sky cables used to be. Wifi in my location is problematic and is only useable in the room/floor where there is a wireless access point is owing to the large number of competing wireless networks in the immediate local area (>60 SSIDs on 2.4g most times).
I will soon be replacing another TIVO with a V6 box but that will only have a 5m ethernet run and all ethernet cables are cat 5e or cat 6.