I have a very long coax extension cable running about 60ft from the old Telewest point at the downstairs front of the house to the upstairs back bedroom where it used to connect to the very old pc. I have joined it to the incoming Virgin feed via a 2-way splitter with no problem or loss of speed but I cannot see how to connect it to the pc. Inputs are usb, ethernet or phone jack. Presently the coax terminates upstairs in an f-plug connectoer but I can easily replace that.
The pc works fine by being hard-wired to a port on a Netgeat wifi extender (no on-board wifi in the pc) but I presume it will be best hard-wired directly to the incoming signal.
I only want to connect to a desktop computer....no tv needed as I only have bb and weekend calls package so far.
It is so long ago that I cannot really recall, but I am guessing that early pc's had a compatible connection. I do know it was connected to the Telewest point from when we were cabled right into the house. Prior to that it was dual up.
I agree with apcyberax. The coax cable must be plugged into the VM hub. Plugging this into anything but the VM hub will not do anything. The VM hub will have your account subscription and configuration of service. Without a hub... It's just a cable.
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To get a VM Hub (and/or a VM V6 box for tv !) to work on your connection then you have to choose which "level" you want and pay for that subscription - which will include VM supplying a Hub & setting it up.
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