I have my router upstairs in my “ games room “ but my wife recently gave birth and I’m unable to disappear there for more than five minutes at a time. I’m looking to move my router and pc to downstairs in the same room as my virgin tv box, to better keep an eye on the baby while still getting use of my pc.
I’m guessing I need a splitter to split the one virgin media wall cable, into two cables? Putting a cable in my tv box and one in my router?
Can i use 3rd party hardware to do this? Eg; A splitter from Amazon/eBay. Or do I need official virgin media hardware?
Or am I gonna have to pay virgin media £99 to come out and put a splitter on?
I understand the engineer needs paid and that reflects in the price. But it’s very expensive for something I could do myself in five minutes, while spending £3.99 on eBay.
Okay I understand. I don’t want to reduce the quality of my service, and or cause issues for others.
Unfortunately I can’t do a extended run, we recently had new carpets fitted and the wife won’t allow them to be pulled up. Or for the cabling to run on show.
I could buy a WiFi adapter for my pc, but it would seem more beneficial to have the router downstairs. So I can Ethernet my pc, ps5 and virgin tv box. The WiFi signal isn’t too optimal in my house either.
There are blackspots through-out my living room, kitchen and bedrooms, receiving low to no WiFi signal. I currently have my router in modem mode with my own bought router setup to try boost signal but it’s still just functional.
It’s frustrating but I think my only option is to pay the £99 for a two minute job. I could install it myself but I don’t think they’d send me the part I need either.
If you have any other thoughts or suggestions I’d love to hear them.