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Wall Socket Installation

ot2000
Joining in

I am trying to set up our wifi.

I ordered a broadband only package because it said I could self install the kit. But I don't think I have any Virgin Media Wall sockets in my house. 

I've looked everywhere but can't see a way to book an engineer for this, and attempted to call customer service but was never spoken with. 

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goslow
Alessandro Volta

Sometimes there is no wall box, just a trailing cable. The cable could be hidden within, or behind, furniture. Occasionally only a very short stub of wire is left behind often hidden within a blanked-off fitting. A couple of past examples are in the images below

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/QuickStart-set-up-and/No-wall-socket/td-p/5395897

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/QuickStart-set-up-and/No-virgin-media-wall-socket/m-p/5395697#M...

A wall box may be branded with the logos of an old cable TV company (not VM). Past occupiers of your property may have removed the cable and sometimes they are removed by other installers, such as satellite TV techs.

If you have a cable/plug trailing from the wall, you may need a coupler adapter to join two plugs together

https://www.diy.com/departments/f-type-screw-connector-female-socket-coupler-adapter-sat-coax-cable-...

Also available from the likes of Screwfix, Homebase, Toolstation etc.

If you have a plastic omnibox outside on the wall (where the VM cable comes in from the street) see if you can trace any wires from that into your home.

If no luck, call the pre-installation and delivery team on 0800 052 1734 explain the problem and request a tech visit to install a socket.

thanks, will have a look later