Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted

Topic # 57814 25-Feb-2010 14:30
Send private message

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?


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
26614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6107

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302107 25-Feb-2010 14:32
Send private message

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.

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8794 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1283

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302118 25-Feb-2010 14:39
Send private message




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz




1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted

  Reply # 302128 25-Feb-2010 14:55
Send private message

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?

26614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6107

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302131 25-Feb-2010 15:04
Send private message

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.



1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted

  Reply # 302135 25-Feb-2010 15:11
Send private message

Thanks, you saved me some hassles :)

Banana?
4329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Subscriber

  Reply # 302404 26-Feb-2010 09:58
Send private message

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.

3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 302405 26-Feb-2010 10:02
Send private message

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?

26614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6107

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302487 26-Feb-2010 14:45
Send private message

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.

3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 302488 26-Feb-2010 14:51
Send private message

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.



1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted

  Reply # 302499 26-Feb-2010 15:19
Send private message

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...

584 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 302520 26-Feb-2010 16:38
Send private message

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.



1848 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted

  Reply # 302521 26-Feb-2010 16:47
Send private message

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?

584 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 302527 26-Feb-2010 17:03
Send private message

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

26614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6107

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 302532 26-Feb-2010 17:12
Send private message

You need a splitter at each end.

3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 302551 26-Feb-2010 18:57
Send private message

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...

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.