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  #302553 26-Feb-2010 19:00
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Having worked in IT for many years I have seen so many problems with ethernet splitters. Just run 2 cables and zip tie them together. easy.




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  #302555 26-Feb-2010 19:07
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bazzer: 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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I didn't know you had to use two of the ports at the back of the router and combine them into the one cable then split them back out again... i just thought one cable went form the router and split into two at the end.... just like a double phone adapter or power adapter would.

 
 
 
 




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  #302557 26-Feb-2010 19:12
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geekiegeek: Having worked in IT for many years I have seen so many problems with ethernet splitters. Just run 2 cables and zip tie them together. easy.



That is an option, but that's gona make for one massive hole in my lounge floor to fit two ethernet ends through next to each other..... good ventilation i guess but the landlords won't be happy.


I have a DSE 4 port wireless router, anyway of boosting the signal? My ps3 has wireless but it always skips when streaming videos through the network due to the crappyness of wireless.... maybe a higher power antenna would fix this? That way i'd only need one ethernet cable for our settopbox box in the bedroom.

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  #302651 27-Feb-2010 09:13
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simon14:
geekiegeek: Having worked in IT for many years I have seen so many problems with ethernet splitters. Just run 2 cables and zip tie them together. easy.



That is an option, but that's gona make for one massive hole in my lounge floor to fit two ethernet ends through next to each other..... good ventilation i guess but the landlords won't be happy.



Using a splitter in this instance will also limit the maximum speed of the cable to 100mbs - Gigabit uses all 8 wires.


IMO either do two cable runs (you can keep holes to a minimum if you cable some sockets on either end of the cables, rather than using pre-made cables. Sockets are also much easier to put cables into than putting plugs on (if you're experienced in that area, go for it)  

simon14: I have a DSE 4 port wireless router, anyway of boosting the signal? My ps3 has wireless but it always skips when streaming videos through the network due to the crappyness of wireless.... maybe a higher power antenna would fix this? That way i'd only need one ethernet cable for our settopbox box in the bedroom.



Yes - you can boost the signal using a "bigger" antenna.  I've steered away from powered amplifiers (mainly because I've had better experience with just a better antenna)  If the crappiness of the wireless is due to signal strength.  If it's due to a lack of bandwidth, then you'll need to upgrade your wireless to something with more bandwidth.


For streaming videos, you may benefit from going back to a cable ... (depending on the original source, of course)



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Thanks for your help.

I find it quite strange that i can copy a 350mb file via wireless to my ps3 in about 4 minutes, but when i try to stream the 350mb file over a 46 minute period, it jumps and buffers.

The streaming rate is obviously far less than the transfer rate, yet the streaming rate skips and jumps. This obviously isn't a bandwidth issue due to the fact that the whole file can transfer in 4 minutes. Signal strength is about 60% from memory.

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  #302786 27-Feb-2010 20:54
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Because wifi will freeze momentarily, and the buffer will run out on the playback device. You may be able to turn the buffer up to get less stalling.




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How can the buffer be turned up? Where abouts will this option be in the router settings page?

 
 
 
 


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  #302854 28-Feb-2010 00:35
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Its in the playback device - not all let you change it so you may not be able to.

Basically in an urban environment wifi is not reliable enough for that sort of thing to happen.




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  #303145 28-Feb-2010 23:05
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geekiegeek: Having worked in IT for many years I have seen so many problems with ethernet splitters. Just run 2 cables and zip tie them together. easy.

What kind of problems?  Will it really be an issue in a home environment?

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I have seen the error rates go up, but that tends to happen when you run ethernet thru numerous sockets etc over what you normally would.

In saying that I have between the house and the garage just punched down 4 wires to each jack at both ends and it works fine for 2 different ethernet segments. (Gave up messing with vlans)




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