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JohnAndrewDavis
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No Virgin Media Wall Box

When a Virgin Media Engineer called to replace an old Telewest Wall Box after the flat had been rewired several years ago, he simply pulled a long length of coaxial cable out of the wall trunking and after fitting a coaxial plug to the end, he then screwed the plug to the connector on the back of the Super Hub 2.

I have requested a free self install upgrade to a Super Hub 3, and I have seen in the setup videos that the Hub must be connected to a Virgin Media Wall Box using the supplied push-on cable and I was wondering if I can do the same with the connector on the back of the Super Hub 3 as it is with my existing Super Hub ?

 

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Does the coaxial cable come out of the Telewest socket or does it bypass the socket? A photo could be helpful.

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Hi Roger

Thank you for your reply.

This is a photograph of how the Virgin Media Coaxial Cable comes out of a piece of mini trunking mounted on the Cabling Skirting.  The Coaxial Cable then runs along the floor and up the wall to the Super Hub. 

www.jpgThe Coaxial Cable comes out of the Skirting Trunking

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Yes, but where's the entry point of the cable, is it from the socket?

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@Roger_Gooner wrote:

Yes, but where's the entry point of the cable, is it from the socket?


Hi Roger

Thank you for your reply.

The Virgin Media TV Cable is fed from a large sealed metal junction box in the Corridor through the Front Door, where it then runs along the Hallway Skirting Board into the Living Room and then runs along the wall to connect to the Super Hub, which I have on a shelf fixed to the wall.

 

 

 

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You will get an isolator cable. Push one end onto the coax cable and the other end to the hub.

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@Roger_Gooner wrote:

You will get an isolator cable. Push one end onto the coax cable and the other end to the hub.


Hi Roger

Thank you for your reply.

The Engineer fitted a Female Coaxial Connector to the end of the cable so that he could then screw the coax cable to the back of the Cable Modem, which is what I have done when it was replaced with a Super Hub after the last Broadband speed increase.

 

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I see that you can purchase an Indoor Virgin Media Cable Box kit on Amazon for around £18.00 


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@Roger_Gooner wrote:

You will get an isolator cable. Push one end onto the coax cable and the other end to the hub.


Hi Roger

Thank you for your reply.

The Engineer fitted a Female Coaxial Connector to the end of the cable so that he could then screw the coax cable to the back of the Cable Modem, which is what I have done when it was replaced with a Super Hub after the last Broadband speed increase.

 


 

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My concern with a DIY installation is that you could end up without an isolator. I suggest telling VM that you have no working socket (which is true) and they'll send round a technician at no cost to replace the old socket with a modern socket which has a built-in isolator.

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