Getting Connected with Virgin Media
Being connected to the internet is one of the most important modern essentials in 2021, so it’s no surprise that new Virgin Media users are frustrated when things go wrong.
We thought that it would be a good idea to lay out some basics about what a Virgin Media installation looks like, and what you should be looking for if you find yourself wanting to connect from a new location such as a new house or flat.
Once you have ensured that your Virgin Media wall socket is installed and working correctly, you will be able to connect up your TV or router/modem to check that your connection is working. If you are not sure how to do any of these things, then you will find various contact details throughout the article to hopefully help you on your journey to getting connected again.
If you are already connected to Virgin Media, but you are finding that your WiFi signal is not quite up to scratch, then be sure to check out our Virgin Media WiFi booster guide here. It will give you a good idea if you need to enhance your existing setup with a relatively cheap booster that won’t break the bank.
If you think that there is something else causing issues with your WiFi, then take a look at our article about sorting your WiFi issues from the ground up. Find that article right here.
What Is A Virgin Media Wall Socket?
A Virgin Media Wall socket is where the magic of the internet comes into your home, directly from Virgin Media, your ISP. This is usually a plastic wall box that has Virgin Media branding on it, or in some cases you might only find a cable modem connector being fed into your house. In both cases, these connections are clearly marked as Virgin Media equipment.
If you are unable to locate any Virgin Media sockets on the property, or if they are damaged in any way, one of the friendly Virgin Media engineers will come and install your service for you. Your TV must have HDMI inputs in order to use the Virgin Media TV service, and for the internet you will need an Ethernet port or wireless PC or laptop equipped device to access the internet. Most laptops have an Ethernet port, although not all of them do. However, WiFi is now a standard feature on smartphones and laptops, as well as tablets. So if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, then you will be able to connect via a WiFi connection. This is required for Broadband.
Do You Need A Virgin Media Wall Socket?
Yes you do, unless your service is feeding in from another connector somewhere in your building, or outside in a service trench or enclosure. If you can’t find a Virgin Media Wall socket, then the best thing to do is to call Virgin Media right away and book an engineer to come out and assist you.
How To Get A Virgin Media Wall Socket?
It is really quite simple. All you need to do is contact Virgin Media and explain what the issue is. From there, you can book a service engineer and have them come out to assist you with either repairing your faulty Virgin Media wall socket, or installing a new one for you.
If you want to connect to the Virgin Media service from a room with bad WiFi then check out our article on power line adapters. They are surprisingly cheap and the performance is nothing to be sneezed at either. You can find our power line adapter guide right here.
You can try this great resource here and see if you can come right on your own. This could save you a potentially lengthy phone call.
Do I Need A Virgin Media Wall Socket?
Yes you certainly do. There are many different types of wall socket too, depending on your requirements.
If you are in doubt then refer to the link above and find out more details about your service. If you are still unable to connect, then it might be a good idea to contact Virgin Media directly.
Here is a full list of contact details for them.
Do You Need A Virgin Media Wall Socket For Broadband
Again, this is a yes. You will need to have their service entering your home in order for you to connect to their different service offerings.
Broadband will require one of many different connection types, which will differ depending on your package, your area, and the service type that you have chosen.
Be sure to refer to your current bill to check what services you are paying for, and double check that you have received all of the necessary hardware installations to facilitate your service.
Do I Need A Virgin Media Socket?
Yes you do. The way that modern systems work is by transmitting data over a series of different cable mediums. In order for the internet and TV services that we all know and love to enter your home, they need an entry point.
The Virgin Media wall socket is just that: an entry point into your home. Once it has been installed and verified as working, then you can go ahead and start browsing the web or watching your TV services. There are even instances where telephonic services can be installed, although this is far less common than it once was.
Conclusion: What have we learned?
The most important takeaway from this short run down is that you do indeed need a Virgin Media wall socket in order to consume any of the various digital services that are on offer. Broadband internet, TV services and much more are only available once you have a Virgin Media engineer come to your residence to install the line.
This makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Virgin Media provides the service, and their branded wall sockets show you which plug is theirs.
In rare cases you might find that there are many different connectors all over the house for specific users or services, so easily identifying them is paramount.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with a new flat or house prior to moving in so that you can find out what physical services are already accessible before you move in.
You can really save yourself a few boring days and nights of limited internet and TV access by planning a visit ahead of time from the Virgin Media installation teams if you plan on moving into a house that does not already have services installed.
We hope that this has been informative and helpful, and that you have been able to sort out your internet woes in an easy to follow informational guide.
Thanks again and happy surfing!