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Standard User picky_user
(regular) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:29:15
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CAt5e splitter disadvantges/ how it's possible


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Are there any potential problems with using a CAt5e splitter? So I have an Ethernet socket connected to the adsl router downstairs. By using this splitter I can connect two pc's to the socket without any additional hardware? How is this possible? I was told one pc to one socket.
Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:48:19
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Twisted pair is point-to-point only. You will need to use a router.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:53:52
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No, you cannot connect two PCs to a single socket through a splitter.

You can get small 4 port switches for around £10

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/factfinder/searc...





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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:54:04
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It looks like it is possible providing your hardware can handle 4-wire connections. In this case, the 8-wire cable provides two 4-wire circuits. I've no idea how reliable this is or what hardware supports it.

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Edited by micksharpe (Wed 16-Jun-10 11:55:03)

Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:56:18
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Would you rely on those?

Almost as cheap to put a 4 or 5 port switch at the end.





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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:57:03
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Would you rely on those?
No.


TBH, I'd go for a wireless network every time. Apart from one cable run to the garage, it's what I have now.

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Edited by micksharpe (Wed 16-Jun-10 12:03:40)

Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Jun-10 11:59:48
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I don't wish to be needlessly critical but you seem to be trying to spend money where it isn't necessary and avoid spending money where it is necessary.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Jun-10 12:00:40
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Essentially the splitters reduce it down to a CAT 3 (I think) connection. Therefore max of 10Mbps but they should work. We have used them on a corporate LAN where it was too costly to run additional cables and we didn't want hundreds of hubs around the place.

However, I would generally put a 10/100 hub on a home network rather than using splitters.
Standard User zhugeliang
(member) Wed 16-Jun-10 12:49:51
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perhaps someone can advise here, because my way ofthinking is that a splitter is going to be somewhat similar to using a hub, ie. 1 broadcast domain.

if so, i would suggest you find yourself a switch instead. you can pick them up for a good price nowadays and the advantages will outweigh any splitter or hub a hundredfold
Standard User XRaySpeX
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Jun-10 12:54:46
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Puzzled! This seems to be more a software problem than a hardware wiring one.

How will the router know to give them diff. IPs and distinguish between PCs?

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