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Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

As with many homes, my PC is upstairs and the TV is downstairs.

I would want to have a wired connection for my PC since I want the best/fastest connection possible due to my work (I am looking to get the 350mb broadband).

Is it possible to have two wired connections - to the PC upstairs as well as the TV downstairs?

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

Yes, you can physically run ethernet, Cat5e or Cat6 is ideal, nothing below that, and anything above it is a waste of money.

You can have up to 4 devices connected directly to the Hub3.  If you need more then you can buy a gigabit "switch".  An 8 port gigabit switch would run about £15-£30 but budget ones can be had for less. The Hub3 is limited to about 250 devices across the WiFi and LAN combined.

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

Typically the hub and V6 (TV box) will be in the same room, just connect them by Ethernet cable and run another Ethernet cable upstairs for the PC.

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Where is your current V6/TiVo an d VM hub? This will help with the answer. 


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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

Hi Tudor

Thanks for your time in replying. I am not a Virgin customer yet.

 

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

Ok many thanks. 

Ideally, I would want to have the ethernet cable running through the walls so I guess I need to find someone to do that for me. That isn't something the Virgin engineer will do.

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

Many thanks for your reply and the specs you have given me.

It would be only one PC (besides the TV). I want the PC on a dedicated broadband line with the fastest broadband capability. I trade Index Futures (part time) and so need the fastest broadband to give me the fastest trade execution possible.

I would run all other devices (1 PC, a laptop and mobile) off another broadband/wifi -  BT broadband.

Many thanks to you and all other posters that have answered my query - really helpful.

cheers.

 

 

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

You do realise that fast broadband speeds do not mean low latency as well?

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

Hi 

No I didn't know that regards low latency and speed. 

I have now read that that speed, bandwidth and latency are things to consider.

So what I am looking for is the quickest execution of trades - ie quickest round trip time - and I thought fast broadband was the answer.

Are you saying that low latency is the rate limiting factor and speed of the broadband is irrelevant?

Thanks very much for your advice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Wired connection - upstairs and downstairs?

for what you want speed is not what you need. you need low pings. As you can't control the conection or routes you can't always garantee that.

There is a reason the stock exchange has direct fibre connections to the traders in london. they do it in ms. you'll have 100 ms

how fast do you need the connection to be. 10ms, 50ms?

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