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Desktop PC Options for Internet Connection

We just recently moved over to Virgin Media and we cannot connect our desk top PC to the internet. It is not wifi enabled.  The Virgin hub box is in our livingroom and our PC is in our bedroom, there is no option for us to move the desktop and we cannot run an ethernet cable from the livingroom to the bedroom.  Are there booster boxes or wifi connector boxes or something like these that can be used to enable the desktop to connect to the internet?

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@willcath wrote:

We just recently moved over to Virgin Media and we cannot connect our desk top PC to the internet. It is not wifi enabled.  The Virgin hub box is in our livingroom and our PC is in our bedroom, there is no option for us to move the desktop and we cannot run an ethernet cable from the livingroom to the bedroom.  Are there booster boxes or wifi connector boxes or something like these that can be used to enable the desktop to connect to the internet?


if you can't run an ethernet cable then your options are either a powerline adapter with an ethernet socket on it (one at the hub end, one at the pc end), though these aren't generally a "recommended" solution.

Alternatively, you could buy a mesh system that has ethernet ports (most do) and locate one of them in close proximity to the PC and connect the PC to the mesh unit with a cable.. 

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Thanks for the quick response, I have never heard of a mesh system but will look into these.

 

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Mesh will be a good solution. Make sure any you are considering have GB ethernet ports or your speeds will never get over 100Mbps. A lot of the cheaper ones dont - and they dont "advertise" that fact - they usually say "fast ethernet ports" - meaning 10/100.

The TP-Link Deco range is well regarded on here look at their M range (M4/M5/M9).

Also if you get one there is a connection sequence you need to follow - just ask again here.

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