I'm having my V6 installed soon and I heard that the two V6 boxes need to both be connected to the hub via Ethernet. That's no problem for the living room tv but the second box is upstairs in the bedroom. Do I need to buy a Powerline kit or will the engineer supply and fit a very long Ethernet cable for box two? I'm personally thinking I'd rather powerline than trailing leads even if they are nailed down. If I do get powerline what sort of Mbps should I buy? I've noticed the massive jump in price as the Mbps increase.
When we moved in this house was totally unfurnished and needed to be rewired with some extra radiators etc..
So as the floorboards were up, I now a patch panel in a cupboard in my front room with all rooms wired with a couple of double ethernet sockets.
The virgin hub is in my front room so can be patched through to any socket in the house, I also have a number of switches in certan places such as where I am sitting which as a couple of pc's and dev kits etc.
The cat 5 is also used for my landline with a couple of adapters, and for some temperature monitoring stuff...I also have some alarm stuff running through some of the cables too, although that ought to be proper alarm wire, but I did check the tolerances and its within.,...