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Splitting a virgin signal?

mufcpaul

Standard Member
Hi all,

Need an answer to this:
I have connected the virgin box to a splitter then connected my v+ and virgin media hub to the splitter. It seems that the broadband has nearly disappeared. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?
 

mike7

Well-known Member
Why have you installed the splitter? What are you connecting to it besides the virgin box?
 

t11rmh

Novice Member
Looks like you 'acquired' a V+ from not Virgin. Is that so? If it is then you won't get any help here as that is illegal.
 

mufcpaul

Standard Member
Ok let me clear a few things up. The engineers set up two virgin boxes in two rooms one for the tv and one for the hub. Over the time since the install I have bought an Xbox 360. I have signed up for the sky on the xbox but the signal strength from the hub to my Xbox was barely strong enough. So thought to myself bring everything together in one room. Hence putting a splitter in and trying to run both tv and hub off the same virgin point. Does this clear things up? So my question is still why has my Internet speed dropped like a stone?
 

SteveU30

Distinguished Member
What kind of splitter have you used?
 

mufcpaul

Standard Member
I have used a satellite/cable splitter where it has one input and six outputs, I bought it from B&Q. I know thats poor but couldn't find one anywhere else.
 

SteveU30

Distinguished Member
Well if it's any consolation, my setup is exactly how you have rigged yours up and mine works fine.
 

mufcpaul

Standard Member
I must be doing something different as my download speed is averaging 70Kb/s and upload speed of 300Kb/s
 

SteveU30

Distinguished Member
mufcpaul said:
I used a bog standard cable from B&Q also. This maybe the problem!!!
What cable was it, boggo RF or proper Sat/Cable install stuff?
 

mufcpaul

Standard Member
It is a satellite lead, high quality 3C-2V for improved sound and picture quality. Well that's what it says on the box. But the cable is alot thinner and less rigid than the virgin RF cable
 

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