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  1. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    just need a yes or no

    i have 2 pcs under my desk and using 1 monitor 1 pc is for bhw - the other for games
    i have 1 Ethernet cable i swap between the backs of the 2 pcs 2/3 times a day .

    question, is there a way i can take that 1 cable, add something on the end
    to split there Ethernet cable into both pcs, so which ever one i turn on
    gets the connection rather than swapping the cable between the 2.

    yes i have an router but all the slots are used.
    ps3 - my pc - wifes pc - tv -

    can i split the cable going to my pc with some kind of adapter to add to
    small cables to feed of into both my pcs with some sort of split
     
  2. Falrish

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    you can buy a switch for fairly cheap.

    www(dot)tigerdirect(dot)com/applications/SearchTools/ item-details(dot)asp?EdpNo=2077106&csid=_61
     
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    If you have wlan you can make another computer to wifi hotspot :)
     
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    Maybe something like this in the Router, and then two cables from that to your computers? :)

    Code:
    http://www.amazon.com/Generic-HDE-RJ45-Ethernet-Splitter/dp/B004T67AOK
     
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  5. awsomnick1

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    Get a switch, not too expensive for a 4 port one.
     
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    find if your router has additional USB port, you can use that and assign it an additional ip.

    like this [​IMG]


    what's your router build?
     
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    Your best bet would be to buy a Switch that has 4 or more RJ45 ports. Take a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166035 which costs just $10. IMO It's fairly cheap for an 8 Port Switch.
     
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    search for "kvm switch with lan port", should be suitable
     
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    Get a switch and not a router.
    A switch doesnt require configuration for consumer level ones. A router will require port forwarding for some things. You put 1 input into the switch and the switch can have multiple outputs. It will automatically determine the destination without need for forwarding.

    All connected devices will be on the network at the same time.
     
  11. proxygo

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    let me simplify this i have 6 plug sockets in my sitting room
    there all used up with 4 socket adapters ...no more plugs

    that was my thought, run the cable into 1 end
    then 2 short 1m cables going to both pcs and which
    ever 1 in on will get the connection right ?
     
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    Why not just get a USB wifi stick and just use that? Splitting the ethernet will slow down your connection speed.
     
  13. Zapdos

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    Wifi uses either 900mhz or 2.4ghz spectrum. This spectrum is free to use and anyone in the area will increase the noise. The more noise, the less throughput. Microwaves, power cables, computer parts and other electronics can cause even more noise on these spectrums. Going through walls with 2.4 is harder than with 900mhz. All of that contributes to worse signal strength and throughput. If you get a booster then you're just increasing the noise and can cause self-interference. Wireless is the worst choice for speed. Oh, did I mention that its easy to break into them?

    If you get a switch capable of 100mbps you can split that between everything connected. You will get 100mbps into the switch and then you will get 100mbps out of the ports. The only time you will not get 100mbps is if you got a faulty cable. You dont need to deal with interference, hacking, noise floors, boosters...
     
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    I agree with Zapdos and the switch suggestion. Works great.
     
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  16. proxygo

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    as i said - my ethernet box is using all sockets on the box
    and all my plug sockets are full, that means either buying
    another box with 6 sockets ... or just splinting the cable
    and as only 1 of the 2 pcs will ever be on at any 1 time
    ill test if the broken glass works with a speed test, if it
    shows 20 meg with either 1 turned on thats good for me
     
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    If you use a switch, you will extend those 6 sockets to however many extra the switch you purchase will have.
     
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    My switch is five years old and still going strong. Never a problem.
     
  19. Zapdos

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    You can get switches with up to 256 ports for only about $300. Wire the whole house up! Also, you can use the one cable you currently use as an input, then get 2 others as an output.

    Splitting a cable "passively" is possible, it's probably not likely. You would need to use a router that suports PoE (power over ethernet) and then you have to be within 100 cable feet of the router. Just grab a switch. An 8 port will only cost like $30. 24 port for $100.
     
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    That will work and is the cleanest solution!