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    A little help please....

    This is a discussion on A little help please.... within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Personally I would opt for a single good cable, leading to a network switch. From a 5-Port network switch you ...

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      Re: A little help please....

      Personally I would opt for a single good cable, leading to a network switch.

      From a 5-Port network switch you can run up to four devices. Any of these could be additional network switches if desired.

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      Re: A little help please....

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      You can but not advisable. CAT5/e & CAT6 is nothing to do with how many wires are used, if you are running 10/100 then only 2 pairs are used (4 wires), if running Gigabit then all 4 pairs are used (8 wires). Run a seperate cable to each point, if you want to double up 2 10/100 devices on one cable you can use a pair of these.
      Is it possible for me to plug this splitter directly into one of the router's ethernet port, then connect two devices into the "split" ports - in effect sharing the ethernet port on the router to get network data

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Personally I would opt for a single good cable, leading to a network switch.

      From a 5-Port network switch you can run up to four devices. Any of these could be additional network switches if desired.
      Does a switch affect the network performance?

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      Re: A little help please....

      Quote Originally Posted by KACE View Post
      Is it possible for me to plug this splitter directly into one of the router's ethernet port, then connect two devices into the "split" ports - in effect sharing the ethernet port on the router to get network data



      Does a switch affect the network performance?
      No, they are designed for splitting the pairs on a single cable so two devies can be patched over it. This is what you would end up doing if using one cable to feed two outlets, which, as already stated, is not advised. Run the correct number of cables to each location if possible.
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