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Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

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I would like to purchase a Virgin TV V6 box and i want to place it in my conservatory and I was just wondering if i can connect the box to my broadband wirelessly by connecting it via WIFI. Also, can the box be purchased from my local Virgin Media store?

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

The V6 is included in the price of your broadband and TV bundle* price.

As the V6 needs a coaxial connection, run an Ethernet cable alongside the coaxial cable.

*These have strange names like Big, Bigger and Ultimate Oomph.

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

So I cant connect via WIFI?

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

Yes, but inferior to an Ethernet cable and sometimes doesn't even work at all.

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

I was told that it is possible to connect via wifi

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

V6 works perfectly well using WiFi, as long as the connection is fast and reliable, preferably 5GHz.

You do need both this internet connection and the co-ax connection.

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

But i want to place the V6 box in my conservatory but my broadband is in the front room. So, do you think there is any chance that I can still get this V6 box?

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box


@Muzzy786 wrote:

But i want to place the V6 box in my conservatory but my broadband is in the front room. So, do you think there is any chance that I can still get this V6 box?


Yes but if there is no coaxial connection in the conservatory you will need a Virgin engineer to run a cable

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

The coaxial cable will have to be split either internally or externally if there is side access. And if you can run that cable to the conservatory you can also run an Ethernet cable.

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Re: Regarding purchasing a Virgin V6 box

Hi you don't buy any of virgins equipment, you pay a fee to rent V6s or TiVo boxes, all thier equipment remains virgins property, as others have said you need to be connected via a coxial cable which comes into the property from outside and have to be installed by a virgin engineer, it is possible to link the hub with WiFi to the V6 if the signal is good, Ethernet is the most stable and efficient connection.Regards Micky
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