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    Ethernet Splitting

    This is a discussion on Ethernet Splitting within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi as the thread title suggests; I was wondering... My ethernet cable is currently connected directly router to PC. Is ...

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      Ethernet Splitting

      Hi as the thread title suggests; I was wondering...

      My ethernet cable is currently connected directly router to PC.

      Is is possible to use a splitter at the end of the cat5 which would normally goto my pc to connect my Xbox 360 onto the same cat5 cable as my PC would be using?


      I hope that makes sense.
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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      I'm not a network expert, but you can only split an ethernet cable by using a router so you would need to buy a cheap router to put at the split point or have a 2nd run of cable going into the sky router.

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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      You could get a 5 port network hub for less than a tenner, and hook that up before the pc and then plug into PC and plug the XBOX into the hub.




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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      Ok so if I did that, would I only be able to use one at a time. And would I need to do anything to the sky router or update anything on the network hub?

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      Re: PC and Xbox 360 connected to router using same ethernet

      i dont understand why you dont plug the ethernet cable from the xbox into the back of the sky router.

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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      I'm not sure why you would want to do this, the router has 4 ports on the back why not just plug the 360 straight into the router ? Is it coz the routers along way from both the pc and the 360, if so then another long ethernet cable like you must already have for the pc are cheap as chips.


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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      Well mainly because I've just about managed to slide one under the carpet and around the door frame, I'm not too sure whether I'll be able to get another one under, but it does seem like it would far be the cheaper option.

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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      you could always get a wireless kit for xbox but not reccomended, as its for gaming!
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      Re: Ethernet Splitting

      Where you have the splitter drawn would be the switch. One of these would do you Netgear ProSafe FS105 5 Ports 10/100 Compact Switch

      Or you could think of using flat Ethernet cables like this Gigabit Ethernet (CAT 6) Cable Blue with slim connector 10m and plug it straight into the back of the router.
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