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Virgin Cable Router/Modem - Help needed.

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Hi All, Wonder if you can help, my Uncle is with Virgin Cable and the router supplied by them only has 1 connection which he uses for his PC, he has since got a 360 and now needs at least 2 inputs fo… Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hi All,
Wonder if you can help, my Uncle is with Virgin Cable and the router supplied by them only has 1 connection which he uses for his PC, he has since got a 360 and now needs at least 2 inputs for the PC and the 360.

What should I/he be looking for and how much?

They have offered him another router for £40, if thats any good?

Cheers for the help.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
He could get one for free from them if he is on the right package.

You can get basic routers for about £20.
#2
Buy a hub/switch. A few quid off ebay :)
#3
Have a look here in the FS/FT threads, for a cable router. If he does not need wireless then basic routers can be picked up for around a tenner, cheapo wireless for around double that on various sites like ebuyer etc.
OR
Tell virgin media that unless they give him a free wireless router he is off somewhere else.
#4
Shengis
Buy a hub/switch. A few quid off ebay :)

Will still need a router or a spare ethernet port on the comp.
#5
Cheers folks

Will this be better than the 1 they are offering? (sorry I don't have info of the 1 they are)

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=321540&sourceid=1351
#6
LFC Muppet
Cheers folks

Will this be better than the 1 they are offering? (sorry I don't have info of the 1 they are)

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=321540&sourceid=1351


Yes, the one they supply is a wireless G netgear. That one is wireless N which has better range and speed. the computer will need a wireless N dongle or something to get the full speed advantage though.
#7
deathtrap3000
Will still need a router or a spare ethernet port on the comp.


What's wrong with the router he already has?
#8
Shengis
What's wrong with the router he already has?


VM hasnt supplied a router with 1 connection. I think he means the modem.
#9
Shengis
What's wrong with the router he already has?


it only has 1 port, he needs 3. Computer, 360 and something else (not sure).

Don't think he's too bothered about wireless.
#10
deathtrap3000
VM hasnt supplied a router with 1 connection. I think he means the modem.


Yeah, think its a modem. Sorry bit of a newbie here.
#11
Well anyway, check the following pic or mine (most of the stuff doesn't show up for some reason :lol:). For gateway read router/modem :thumbsup:

http://www.shengis.net/hukdpics/routemap.jpg
#13
This ^
#14
Virgin do supply a free router to certain customers

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=688715
#15
guilbert53;6023854
Virgin do supply a free router to certain customers

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=688715

I believe that is only the case for new customers or those that have never had Virgin Broadband before (ie: only had phone/tv until now).
banned#16
my Uncle is with Virgin Cable and the router supplied by them only has 1 connection which he uses for his PC

He has not got a router he has a modem :thumbsup:, i've got a few spares of virgin media and one spare of my own

got a rangemax netgear and dongle off virgin media
got a white netgear router
and my own belkin router which i used for my 360 :thumbsup:

i called up and said i had my 360 connected through ethernet and had just purchased a laptop and it had wireless capabilities they were more than happy to send me a free router ( and tghat was when i was on the 2MB package)

Since moving i've upgraded to the 50Mb so got a new modem and router , saw the router and adapter i recieved was retailing for £119.99 in PC world :w00t:

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