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Topic # 160584 12-Jan-2015 15:56
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Hello, if you have only a single ethernet wall port and you want to plug in two ethernet cables, is the only option a switch ?
i.e. is it not possible to use a splitter etc ?

THanks for any advice.

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  Reply # 1212625 12-Jan-2015 15:57
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Hi, a switch is the correct answer

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  Reply # 1212628 12-Jan-2015 16:02
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Or a data/data splitter on both ends

http://m.jaycar.co.nz/m_productView.asp?ID=YT6090

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  Reply # 1212629 12-Jan-2015 16:02
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No, you can get Ethernet splitters that can run 2 runs over 1 cable. It does limit the speed to 100Mbit. Most electrical wholesales have them. 

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  Reply # 1212630 12-Jan-2015 16:03
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Note how Scott said "both ends" too - seen too many times people think they only need the splitter at one end and wonder why its not working..... :)




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  Reply # 1212631 12-Jan-2015 16:03
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But if you only have a single lan port (I assume an ADSL modem with one port) then a switch is required, well thats how I read the OP's request.

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  Reply # 1212633 12-Jan-2015 16:06
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He says Ethernet wall port. So I take it to mean structured cabling.

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  Reply # 1212636 12-Jan-2015 16:07
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ahh, I misread.

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  Reply # 1212679 12-Jan-2015 17:26
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Switch is a better option. 5 port gigabits are $30 at PB tech give or take a bit.




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  Reply # 1212870 13-Jan-2015 00:10
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Eventually you still need a switch if you run out of LAN ports on the router/modem. Gigabit switch won't speed up your internet, just the local speeds, so usually a 100M switch enough if you aren't running a home theatre PC or IP cameras on the LAN.




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  Reply # 1213384 13-Jan-2015 20:46
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If you want two of those adapters that split out a single ethernet cable to two ethernet ports, I have some that you can have for the cost of shipping them.  Private message me if you want them.

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