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Topic # 223947 25-Oct-2017 11:37
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Hi all,

 

 

 

I have one long ethernet cable but need to plug in 2 ethernet devices.

 

 

 

What do i need on the end to allow this? Hub or switch? Or is there just a simple double adapter, like you can get for power points?


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  Reply # 1889220 25-Oct-2017 11:40
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You need a cheap 5-port switch.


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  Reply # 1889222 25-Oct-2017 11:41
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Just a simple 4-port switch (Netgear, d-link etc) will do the trick!



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  Reply # 1889227 25-Oct-2017 11:51
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sweet, thanks guys... will look at pb tech or trademe :)


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you can get a splitter (pair) . They work but network will drop to 100Mbs : in most cases it isnt noticable
Dont see them much anymore as Network Switches are so cheap




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  Reply # 1889250 25-Oct-2017 12:30
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can anyone recommend a budget gb switch?


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  Reply # 1889255 25-Oct-2017 12:37
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Cheers :)


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  Reply # 1889558 25-Oct-2017 21:14
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1101:

 

you can get a splitter (pair) . They work but network will drop to 100Mbs : in most cases it isnt noticable
Dont see them much anymore as Network Switches are so cheap

 

 

 

 

Sadly, I have just bee to a  large corporate site whose office is littered with cheap low-end splitters. And they wonder why they have connectivity issues!


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  Reply # 1889635 26-Oct-2017 00:02
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simon14: can anyone recommend a budget gb switch?

 

Any old ADSL modem/router left over after upgrading or moving house




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  Reply # 1889813 26-Oct-2017 13:28
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Just moved into a new house that is pre wired eith network cables to every room.

 


What are the chances these cables are 1gbps compatible? Or how could i check?


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  Reply # 1889824 26-Oct-2017 13:33
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wsnz:

 

Sadly, I have just bee to a  large corporate site whose office is littered with cheap low-end splitters. And they wonder why they have connectivity issues!

 

 

I wont use them on corporate sites anymore, unless told to do so . For 2 PC's at home , its an just a option .
Plenty of them out there in the wild, in corporates , working OK.
If you have a site riddled with them , could just be sign of their attitude to doing things properly . A pointer to other issues waiting to popup?  :-)

 

 


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  Reply # 1889836 26-Oct-2017 14:28
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simon14:

 

Just moved into a new house that is pre wired eith network cables to every room.

 


What are the chances these cables are 1gbps compatible? Or how could i check?

 

 

If it's a new house it's very unlikely that ethernet cables won't support Gb.

 

If you plug a switch like those mentioned above to both ends of a cable, the activity lights will indicate the connection speed


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  Reply # 1890900 26-Oct-2017 17:44
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simon14:

 

Just moved into a new house that is pre wired eith network cables to every room.

 


What are the chances these cables are 1gbps compatible? Or how could i check?

 

 

plug some devices in and see.




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  Reply # 1890992 26-Oct-2017 20:23
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Just checked Ethernet status on PC and it says 1.0gbps, so assume thats the speed to the modem?


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