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Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by ukbuilder, Nov 7, 2018 at 6:37 PM.

  1. ukbuilder

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    had virgin broadband & tv but have now cancelled the tv, can i use this cable tv point via a coax converter to connect to an H2 box or do i have to split cable at the router as someone has told me seems odd as its split in the box outside anyway
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  2. pabloescaban

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    both the H2 box and the router need a VM cable going to them, which is why you need a proper splitter.
    if you have a Screwfix nearby, you can get a Labgear splitter, don't use a cheap nasty noname splitter as they are garbage.
    whys it split in the box outside?
    do you have vm cables going upstairs? - if so, you can split it here, one to the box and the other to the router
     
  3. rs500nutter

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    Yeah all you need is a male ftype adapter for the end of the cable and of course a dvb-c cable box like zgemma h2h or h5.2tc or similar
     
  4. ukbuilder

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    I have two cables coming in one for tv in living room and one for broadband upstairs cant get my head around why i cant use the tv cable as its the same cable split outside in the virgin box
     
  5. pabloescaban

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    you can use that cable, you just need an f connector (B&Q £1.50)
    the box needs connecting to the router via a LAN cable
     
  6. ukbuilder

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    Lan cable is that the same as an Ethernet cable sorry to sound thick but im only just getting into this stuff
     
  7. pabloescaban

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    Yes LAN cable is an ethernet cable, goes from router to box as it needs internet connection to function
     
  8. bees

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    If your router is upstairs, then buy a pair of homeplugs to get an internet feed to your H2 box.

    Then use one of these to connect the virgin coax to the tuner on your box.

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    Mine is split in the box outside as I originally had a TV package, and a router in a different room.
     
  9. coozer

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    I got the virgin broadband in 2 weeks ago, went to screwfix for the labgear splitter and toolstation for the f plug to coax in the pic above.

    Unscrewed the line in from the router, screwed the original cable into the splitter in and put a 6" patch lead to the router and made another f plugged lead from some old satellite Rg6 cable I had lying about. Ran that to the box with a long lan/ethernet cable, did a scan and there it all was... easy as that. I'll se if i can get a pic up that should make it even simpler...
     
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