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Topic # 112949 29-Dec-2012 08:53 Send private message

Sorry for the real noob question, but after reading some of the posted forums looking for solutions I am now more confused.
I have a TP Link modem in the kitchen with a 25m Cat 5 cable running to my son's bedroom to operate the usual suspects of modern in home entertainment.  At the moment we plug the single cable in and out of each individual machine when needed. I feel this could cause un necessary wear and tear on the connectors.
My question is  "What is the best option to connect everything at once"

I believe it is best to connect everything through more cable, and I can easily do that as the devices sit on a shelf

I have included a basic diagram in the hope to help. What do I put in the red circle?

Nope no picture, it's only 30kb but doesn't seem to load,

Hope the words are enough





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  Reply # 738218 29-Dec-2012 09:45 Send private message

A simple multi port switch will do what you want.

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  Reply # 738313 29-Dec-2012 13:12 Send private message

Something like this is all you want. Jump on price spy and find the cheapest 5 (or maybe 8) port switch you can.



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  Reply # 738344 29-Dec-2012 15:02 Send private message

Thanks guy's. went and picked up a switch this morning. All systems go

Happy New Year




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  Reply # 738359 29-Dec-2012 16:08 Send private message

Yup you want a switch. Ideally you would want to have multiple cables going to every room from a central point but this may not be possible in your situation.

Check these out:

http://www.chorus.co.nz/file/9132/13.0-2006-CHO-Home-Owner-Brochure_AW2-web.pdf

http://www.chorus.co.nz/file/9131/minimum_communication_cabling_requirements.pdf

You would want a switch in your distribution cupboard.







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  Reply # 738416 29-Dec-2012 20:59 Send private message

Haha thanks Zeon... distribution cupboard.
Chorus are still investigating when my area will get UFB, we're not on the year three map and no time frame for when it'll get here.
I think I'll stick with the cheap easy option for now ie: one 5 port switch $15 set up in my son's room





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