Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Installation using neighbours existing box


You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Virgin Media Services > Virgin Media Installation Issues

Installation using neighbours existing box
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2011, 13:27   #1
berty_buk
cf.member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
berty_buk is an unknown quantity at this point
Installation using neighbours existing box

I am having virgin installed tomorrow and was wondering how they are going to manage to run the cable from the street to my flat.

We live on the ground floor flat with a complete monoblocked drive and a small grass area between the road and the flat. My upstairs neighbour has virgin installed with the cable running from the street under the grass and attached to a brown box outside my window. I was wondering will virgin need to cut up my grass to lay new wires or will they be able to use my neighbours brown box to feed my virgin supply?

Also my neighbours feed goes up over our porch and into his property. Does anyone know if virgin will need his permission to run the cable next to his and then drop it back into my property. (All cables are attached to the outside walls!)

Any help would be appreciated.
berty_buk is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 04-11-2011, 22:29   #2
madmacfan10
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plaistow East London
Services: Sky World HD, Talk Talk adsl BB, Virgin media cable landline
Posts: 9
madmacfan10 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to madmacfan10 Send a message via Skype™ to madmacfan10
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

Hi there.
If you live in a block of flats, your building would normally have a grey cupboard, called a lockbox attached to the building. This is normally mounted above the ground level, and the main cable feed from the street would be connected to this box. The cable feed would then be split off to each individual flat, from this lockbox, by the use of coax splitters known as taps. If your building has a lockbox, then the engineer would simply run a new feed from the lockbox directly into your flat.

If you live in a Street property, i.e. a converted house, then your cable feed would be split off the main brown box attached the building, known as an onmi box, directly into your flat. If your neighbour already has cable installed, then they would simply run a new feed directly into your flat from the existing brown box. This would not affect the neighbours service.

In either of these cases, You shouldn't need permission to run a new cable alongside the existing cable installed, so long as it doesn't affect the neighbours service, and If you don't own your flat, you have permission from the landlord. I can't see any problems arising from the new install.

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Madmacfan10
madmacfan10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 01:21   #3
berty_buk
cf.member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 26
berty_buk is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

Thanks madmacfan10

I think i will be the street property setup.

Thanks
Bert
berty_buk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 14:53   #4
markc1290
Inactive
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Services: Virgin BB30mg
Posts: 3
markc1290 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

Is this a sound way to conduct an install? my neighbour has a brown box on their wall literally a couple of inches from our property, but we have never had cable before. I asked for a install survey and they said the install shouldnt be a problem, but they may use the brown box to feed my services.

I'm just anxious given some of the problems people have with virgin installs.

any advice is appreciated.

Properties are bog standard semi detached.
markc1290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 15:38   #5
carlwaring
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 47
Services: XL TV, XL Phone, 30mb BB, 1TB Tivo
Posts: 3,722
carlwaring has reached the bronze age
carlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze age
Send a message via Skype™ to carlwaring
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

I live in a small 'granny annex' in the grounds of a larger house and I get my services from their box. I have not had any problems in the nearly six years I have lived here.
carlwaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 15:42   #6
markc1290
Inactive
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Services: Virgin BB30mg
Posts: 3
markc1290 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

Ok, as long as it wont affect mine or their services then that's fine! I get on really well with them and didnt want any issues to arise! Too many Virgin Media Horror stories out there!
markc1290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 15:46   #7
carlwaring
Permanently Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 47
Services: XL TV, XL Phone, 30mb BB, 1TB Tivo
Posts: 3,722
carlwaring has reached the bronze age
carlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze agecarlwaring has reached the bronze age
Send a message via Skype™ to carlwaring
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

Quote:
Originally Posted by markc1290 View Post
Too many Virgin Media Horror stories out there!
No there isn't. There's a few which, by the fact that they are being mentioned at all, are extra-ordinary in nature.
carlwaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 15:52   #8
markc1290
Inactive
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Services: Virgin BB30mg
Posts: 3
markc1290 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Installation using neighbours existing box

Fair point, I shall leave it in their hands and see what happens on install day.
markc1290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Google Search




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:48.


Server: titan.cableforum.co.uk
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2