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Self install virgin media including running 1st fix cable from street ?

#1
I want to install a Virgin Media Fibre connection at project. Virgin are in the street, but to get to the house they will need to go through the pavement, then either :

- round the perimeter of the garden, under a patio, enter building by side of rack cupboard where router will reside

OR

- under front garden, up wall across roof, enter building by side of rack cupboard where router will reside

Either way my guess is from past dealing with them on other projects the surveyor / installer is not going to do it.


Being in the construction industry and used to dealing with installing other services eg. gas, water, electric, even BT phone lines. The services provider tends to provide a spur on the permitter of the property and the electrican, plumbers connection is connected into that spur. Thus enabling the property

Can we do the same with Virgin ? Eg. run the cable ourselves from the router location to the perimeter of the property and leave the cable spooled up on the perimeter end and without coax jack onthe other end. Then Virgin can come along connect the spooled up end into their spur, and put a coax end on the other end and install the rotuer ?

Is that possible ? If so what cable do we need to run, ive read some posts where people are mentioning coax rg6, but from what i can tell thats what Virgin run inside the property. From looking at other installs they seem to run a twin / siamese cable externally, whats that cable called ?
 

DTMark

ULTIMATE Member
#2
What makes you think that Virgin won't do it?

I haven't heard of anyone installing their own co-ax 'drop' before.

In many streets the cable junction point is already in place somewhere at the front of the property, but if it isn't, the difficulty isn't going to be in getting it across your garden but in bringing the ducting along the street; but you can't do that bit yourself.
 

butler

ULTIMATE Member
#3
When I had Virgin installed in my house they connected up a point in my front room for the tele and then wired all the way round the back of the house, under the front door and then next to the BT line over head height along the side of my house (at my request to save scuffing from bins etc) then over the utility door over the kitchen window , over the patio door round to the back of the back room and then through the wall. I had of course offered the installer a cuppa on arrival and he did not complain about the length at all. Mind you that was Virgins second install in Norwich and it was not a kelly coms installer who might grumble!.

Just another thought ...can you run the sooperhub (sic) in modem mode and run a cat 5/6 cable from front of ythe house to your router site?

Good luck

Andy

ps I think they are a bit precious of the coax cable they use!
 

Cei

Casual Member
#4
At my parents house Virgin happily dug a trench down the side of the garden, pulled up (and put back down, neatly) patio slabs, then ran the cable round the side of the house for the internet line and in to the front for the TV.
 
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