We had our virgin installed a couple of years ago with the current wall box and then cable that runs around the edge of the room to the hub. We are now re-decorating and having laminate flooring so unable to run the cable around the edge of the room and want to run under the floor.
any suggestions on how we can now get the cable to run down the wall and then under the floor? We are re-plastering so happy to channel our but the current box will make it difficult to then channel into the wall without it leaving a big hole on its insertion.
Usual response is to use smooth runs of "conduit tubing" in walls or under floors - into which you have put a few "pull ropes" (very strong string!) so that the VM tech can simply pull their cables from the input point through the tubes to where you want it terminated. No kinks or very sharp turns obviously! Remember if you have a V6 box, as well as the VM coax connection - it needs a good quality ethernet cable running from it to the Hub. Use good quality ethernet cable that is1GB or better and also with shieldingto protect from interference.
-------------------- John --------------------
I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
Burying conduit would keep the cable out of sight and is especially worth doing if you are plastering anyway but remember to include some inspection points along the way (e.g. a wall box or junction you can take the lid off) if you have got more than one or two corners to turn. On a particularly long run, the cable can easily become stuck when pulling through just due to friction. The inspection points mean you can do the pull in shorter runs with less likelihood of a jam.
Looking at the styling of your skirting you could also consider having a look at the D-Line range of trunking
which comes in a range of styles and cross sections (as opposed to the normal square or rectangular). Scroll to the bottom of the page for some installation examples.
With your style of skirting it can be fitted over the top in an unobtrusive way and also has the advantage of easy access should you wish to add any more cables in the future. The quadrant range can also be run along the junction between skirting and laminate. The choice all depend on your design tastes, preferences and budget!