I’m getting a broadband upgrade from Virgin in a week or so. Changing from virgin broadband over a BT line to Virgin Cable.
I’ve had a quick look at some of the old posts on the forum so some of my queries about installation have been answered; but I still have a couple of questions.
As I understand it the fibre optic cable stops at the cabinet down the road and coax is then used from then on.
I can see in my neighbouring property that there is a brown plastic junction box outside that should be fixed to the front wall (it hangs and swings in the breeze) fed from a cable in the street via a green corrugated tube (laying on top of the ground) and several cables come out for distribution up the wall and into the house (split into lots of bedsits).
So, question one: should I get my own new cable run from the street or is it more likely that it will be tapped off this less than perfect (but convenient) installation next door?
Secondly, how is it terminated inside the house? Will there be a socket (F connector?) outlet at the point of entry; or will there be a continuous cable run from the external junction box to the Superhub?
I ask this as having previously run some CAT6 cables around the house from my existing ADSL modem/router (I hardly ever use WiFi) this is located in the centre of the house at 1st floor level and I really don’t want surface run cables through the house (mainly due to having to move all the furniture and clutter (lots of clutter).
However, If the internal coax cabling is similar to standard satellite cable, I already have some CAI benchmarked Webro WF100 cable and would happily run a length internally (through floor voids etc.) from a convenient location at the front of the house at ground floor level to my preferred Superhub location (total cable run about 12-15 metres). Are there any disadvantages to this alternative solution, will there be a performance drop?