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Connect coax extension cable to pc usb

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.

Please can anyone advise.  Thanks.

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you can't do this. the coax has to connect to a VM hub. you can't use i to connect a TV to the network

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@apcyberax wrote:
you can't do this. the coax has to connect to a VM hub. you can't use i to connect a TV to the network

Yep...  but it can/may/could also connect to a V6 TV box to provide VM TV services if you are subscribed to the service and have a V6 box that is then HDMI connected to the TV   Smiley Happy


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Re: Connect coax extension cable to pc usb

Thanks to both of you for the rapid response.

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.

 

 

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Hate autocomplete.   

 

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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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Thanks again .  I now need to investigate how to get a VM hub. 

I half  expeted this  but hoped for a simpler  solution. 

Thanks to all for your help. 

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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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If you have Broadband and are connected via WiFi you already have a hub, you cannot have 2

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@philjonescrosby wrote:

Thanks again .  I now need to investigate how to get a VM hub. 

I half  expeted this  but hoped for a simpler  solution. 

Thanks to all for your help. 


as a virgin customer with internet you will alrady have a VM hub.

you cannot source them from anywhere other than virgin, with a suitable subscription linked to it.
buying a second hand one (ie stolen one) will result in you buying a door stop.

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