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Topic # 57814 25-Feb-2010 14:30
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Hi,


I have one long ethernet cable running form router into lounge. I have two devices in the lounge that i want to connect up to the ethernet cable.


How can i do this without running two separate ethernet cables or without buying a 4 way splitter/hub?


Does such a device exist that divides one ethernet cable into two additional ethernet ports? Just like a double plug for electricity or a double phone jack?


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  Reply # 302107 25-Feb-2010 14:32
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Yip just buy a splitter which will give you two ethernet pairs (you only need 4 wires for each connection). You'll just need to buy one for each end and probably a joiner as these adapters are all male plugs and your cable is presumably male at both ends also.

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  Reply # 302118 25-Feb-2010 14:39
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  Reply # 302128 25-Feb-2010 14:55
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Will this do the trick?

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4b85d32402c454ca2744c0a87f3b06ef/Product/View/XH4248

It says it's for 1 data and 1 voice though?

Will both devices get their own IP address even though they are sharing one cable?

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  Reply # 302131 25-Feb-2010 15:04
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No that is for voice only. You need to use one specificially for data that will connect pins 1,2,3 and 6 on each jack.

Corys or Mastertrade are the best place to get one.



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  Reply # 302135 25-Feb-2010 15:11
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Thanks, you saved me some hassles :)

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  Reply # 302404 26-Feb-2010 09:58
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Splitters are fine, so long as you can get them cheap. You will need 2x splitters, 2x joiners and 4x patch leads (2 at each end going to your devices/switch). Unless you have access to a good trade deal, it would be cheaper to buy a cheap switch and put it in the lounge at the end of your long cable.

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  Reply # 302405 26-Feb-2010 10:02
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How much would they all be? I'd like a similar solution, and the added benefit is no power needed at the end. Could we just strip and crimp each end?

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  Reply # 302487 26-Feb-2010 14:45
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bazzer: How much would they all be? I'd like a similar solution, and the added benefit is no power needed at the end. Could we just strip and crimp each end?


You mean strip an existing cat5e cable and then put 2 x RJ45 plugs on the end? That'll work fine but you really want to keep the cable twisted and ensure you use the same pairs/colours as a splitter to avoid suffering speed issues. It will work but it's very much a hack that could deliver slower speeds.

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  Reply # 302488 26-Feb-2010 14:51
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That's what I was concerned about. I wonder what the cheapest option is. I'd really rather not have to use another power point at the lounge end, so that excludes a switch. Maybe I should go and price up the splitters and other bits before I try to reinvent the wheel.



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  Reply # 302499 26-Feb-2010 15:19
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A splitter seems like the easier option, although i was hoping i wouldn't have to use another power socket.

Where's the cheapest place to get a 2 way or even 4 way splitter?

Pricespy doesn't really bring up what i want...

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  Reply # 302520 26-Feb-2010 16:38
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http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=334

You'll need 2 of 'C-RJ45T2' from there

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=331

and 2 of 'A-RJ45 1:1' from there

Connect a splitter and joiner to each end of your cable. That should get you up and running as cheaply as possible.



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Kraven: http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=334

You'll need 2 of 'C-RJ45T2' from there

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=331

and 2 of 'A-RJ45 1:1' from there

Connect a splitter and joiner to each end of your cable. That should get you up and running as cheaply as possible.



Why do i need 2 of each of thoses?


Would i just need 1 x A-RJ45 1:1 and 1 x C-RJ45T2? ?


The A-RJ45 1:1 would connect my 15 M Ethernet cable that goes from my router to the lunge, into the end of the C-RJ45T2?, which provides two ethernet ports?


Would that work?

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  Reply # 302527 26-Feb-2010 17:03
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You need to have a splitter on each end of the cable.

EDIT: Like this:

Router Port 1 ----.                                                                                                                               .---- DEVICE1
Router Port 2 ----- SPLITTER ---JOINER ------EXISTING CABLE-----JOINER---SPLITTER----- DEVICE2

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  Reply # 302532 26-Feb-2010 17:12
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You need a splitter at each end.

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  Reply # 302551 26-Feb-2010 18:57
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You're essentially using the cable as two separate cables, simon14. It's not like a mini switch at the end. So you need two ports on your router at one end and two "things" at the other end. Those bits are pretty cheap, I'll probably go that route...

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