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Going Wireless With Virgin Media

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
I need to move over to wireless using my virgin media internet. Whats do I need, can I get a wireless modem and bins the standard one ??

Needs to accommodate, 2 desktops, 1 laptop, PS3 & 360 please
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
sorry but laughing at the thought of virgin media and wifi ...... with the poor speed u get. Anyway my advice is too go homeplug and I dont bother with wifi only time i bother with wifi is out in the garden.
#2
You keep the one virgin media gave you and hook a wireless router up to it )
#3
Mines not too slow despite being on the 20mb package, I tend to average around 9-10mb


sadiebabes
You keep the one virgin media gave you and hook a wireless router up to it )


Any idea's whats best and how much I should be looking to pay?
#4
More information regarding your computers is required. Do they have wireless cards? If you have all the wireless adapters needed you can get hold of a router (the buffalo airstation from amazon is pretty good, I've set up a wireless network with that quite recently).

Depending on how many wired/wireless devices you have you may also need additional patch cables.

But I can't think of anything else you'd need, you should be ready to go. Hope that helped.

Zak.
#5
shinerz
Mines not too slow despite being on the 20mb package, I tend to average around 9-10mb


If your only getting 10meg, you should downgrade to the 10meg package. Would save you alot of money in the long run.
#6
when you get it sorted look out for company reps parking up outside lol
#7
shinerz
Mines not too slow despite being on the 20mb package, I tend to average around 9-10mb




Any idea's whats best and how much I should be looking to pay?


It's over a year since we set ours up but I think we paid around £50 for the wireless router and a dongle receiver thingy (which you could use for one of your desktops if your laptop has a built in wireless card like mine has)... Our desktop connects to the router via ethernet & xbox 360 is wireless, you'll need to buy the wireless adapter for the xbox. PS3 has built in wireless so you won't need to buy anything extra for that... If your lappy doesn't have built in wireless then you can either buy a wireless card for it or use the dongle and connect both desktops via ethernet or buy additional dongle things (I'm sorry I don't know if that's the proper name for them!! :lol:)
#8
You need a DSL router, such as the Netgear WGR614. I bought one a few years ago for about £50.
#9
This is the router I was refering to:
http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0097221_C0000039_P0000000.jpg

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/97221
#10
My desktops don't have cards, but the laptop & PS3 have them built in so will need either the dongles or instal a card. Thanks for your replies......
#11
You need to have one of your desktops wired, as it acts a base/main one...And you'll control all the router settings on it. If you pick up a package with a dongle in it then you know it will definitely be compatible and no doubt less trouble to make the other desktop wireless... John Lewis do routers/dongle packages & there are a couple of vouchers about, if that's any help :)
#12
yes thats great thank you

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