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# 255600 20-Aug-2019 09:43
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I'm on Fibre only connection. My Vodafone router has 3 LAN outputs however my house has 7 LAN ports. 

 

I need to use minimum 4, maybe 5 or 6.

 

Am I looking for a switcher?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/category/networking/switches

 

What should I be looking for exactly?


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  # 2302184 20-Aug-2019 09:48
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Hi, yes a switch is what you need, I recommend a GigE one and sounds like an 8 port is more appropriate for you rather than a 5 port.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHTPL1010/TP-Link-TL-SG1008D-8-Port-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Switch

 

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  # 2302185 20-Aug-2019 09:49
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Yes, an 8 port switch is what you want. Good value here $39  TP-Link TL-SG1008D 8-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch

 

Edit- Cyril just beat me!!!


 
 
 
 


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  # 2302186 20-Aug-2019 09:49
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Yes an 8 port gigabit switch is what you need, eg https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHTPL1010/TP-Link-TL-SG1008D-8-Port-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Switch

 

Then enough patch cables (network cables) to go from your router to the switch (a short one) and to all the house LAN/Network ports. So maybe 8?




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  # 2302237 20-Aug-2019 10:05
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Just looking at the lack of room in my garage unit, I'm not sure I'll get something else in there.

 

The issue has come about as I've got a wifi access point AND TV in use, side my side using two LAN ports in my lounge. 

 

Is there a way I can 'split' a single LAN port in my lounge so I'm using one port but taking it onto my WIFI access point AND TV?


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  # 2302262 20-Aug-2019 10:18
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Splitting a network connection is exactly the job of a network switch.

 

Not a recommended solution, but you can use a cable splitter like this one https://nz.element14.com/productimages/standard/en_GB/CS1320006-40.jpg but it limits your cable speed to 100mbps so you don't get Gigabit speed.  Note you need to use these in pairs.  Connection diagram: https://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/430D/O1NEP27ZK4R/FQP430DO1NEP27ZK4R.LARGE.jpg?auto=webp&fit=bounds





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  # 2302272 20-Aug-2019 10:27
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Dynamic:

 

Splitting a network connection is exactly the job of a network switch.

 

Not a recommended solution, but you can use a cable splitter like this one https://nz.element14.com/productimages/standard/en_GB/CS1320006-40.jpg but it limits your cable speed to 100mbps so you don't get Gigabit speed.  Note you need to use these in pairs.  Connection diagram: https://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/430D/O1NEP27ZK4R/FQP430DO1NEP27ZK4R.LARGE.jpg?auto=webp&fit=bounds

 

 

But could I split it at my PC or TV end and not out of the router?


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  # 2302273 20-Aug-2019 10:34
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kiwis: But could I split it at my PC or TV end and not out of the router?

 

Not with the simple cable splitters solution, no.  They must be used in pairs, and at the router end you would use two LAN ports on the router.

 

If you did not want to make any changes at the router end (or wanted to keep gigabit speed) you would need a network switch in the lounge.





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  # 2302274 20-Aug-2019 10:34
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Plug an above mentioned 8 port switch in behind your TV and you're good to go.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  # 2302275 20-Aug-2019 10:36
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Thanks everyone.


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