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Accessing internet on non-wifi computer

I have a non-wifi-enabled computer that needs a physical ethernet cable connection to access the internet. Unfortunately, it is located upstairs, away from my Virgin hub. Does anyone know whether it's possible to have an additional hub or other means of connecting this computer to the hub downstairs? There is no telephone socket point upstairs either, so it cannot be connected via the phone line. Thanks in advance for any answers or suggestions.

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Re: Accessing internet on non-wifi computer

If you need a wired connection, you need a wired connection. Simple as that.

Cheapest option is Powerline adaptors that use your mains wiring as a network.

I have linked some examples below, but make sure you can return them if they don't work, as some house wiring doesn't.

https://www.argos.co.uk/browse/technology/networking-and-wi-fi/powerline-adapters/c:30071/ 

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Re: Accessing internet on non-wifi computer

It wouldn't connect by a phone line anyway.

You have a few options:

Run a cable to the machine in question
or
Get a USB Wi-Fi adaptor
or
Get some powerline plugs

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Re: Accessing internet on non-wifi computer

Thank you! That's really helpful.

Amazing that a company as big and wealthy as Virgin relies on its (unpaid) users to run its Help function, mind you.

I really appreciate the help.

 

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Re: Accessing internet on non-wifi computer

Strictly speaking.... this isn't a VM issue... its and issue with your own PC and so unless you subscribe to their "gadget rescue"service they wont help fix equipment that doesn't belong to them.

But we are a helpful bunch on here 🙂

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Re: Accessing internet on non-wifi computer


@Deborah5 wrote:

Thank you! That's really helpful.

Amazing that a company as big and wealthy as Virgin relies on its (unpaid) users to run its Help function, mind you.

I really appreciate the help.

 


Well,

A. It's not Virgin's issue to resolve

B. They have a helpline for other issues that's manned by their paid staff


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