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Is it possible to split an ethernet connection at the receiving end?

#1AsucaHayashiPosted 6/7/2014 9:48:10 PM
by that i mean i already have a long cable(which is really several cables bridged to about 50ft) connected to a computer through a router at the far end but instead of wasting money on another cable setup, can you split the connection at my end and just get 2 short cables instead?
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#2LordSeiferPosted 6/7/2014 9:55:25 PM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704026

ps 50 foot cables are cheap.
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^ this
#3AsucaHayashi(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2014 10:01:48 PM
yea, but i don't really trust long cables because the setup is neatly tucked away and i would have to root up everything if the cable fails... better to just be able to bridge a failing section instead.

anyways so with a switch the setup would be:
wall socket > router > long ethernet cable > switch > 2 short cables in 2 computers(or a computer + console for that matter)

and that would work?
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#4WerdnAndreWPosted 6/7/2014 10:13:47 PM
Yeah, a switch adds more ports to a router.
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#5LordSeiferPosted 6/7/2014 10:14:31 PM(edited)
yeah (to TC)


and one cable is going to be a lot less likely to fail than a bunch of cables stuck together lol
and just far less ghetto
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#6mrCubePosted 6/7/2014 10:14:56 PM
You can take the four twisted pairs inside the cable and wire two each to two RJ45 plugs on each end of the cable, giving you a single cable that splits into two on each end. This basically makes a two cat5 cables so you'll be limited to 100Mbps.

Plus you need an RJ45 crimper
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#7LordSeiferPosted 6/7/2014 10:17:52 PM(edited)
thats true, and an interesting approach

although not really recommended either.
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^ this
#8AsucaHayashi(Topic Creator)Posted 6/7/2014 10:29:01 PM
and one cable is going to be a lot less likely to fail than a bunch of cables stuck together lol

don't think so with the way it's set up.
the cable(s) goes through 4 doorways that chew on them every time they close.

anyways thx for the help but have one last question.

besides a 2nd computer/console, is there such a thing as a wireless extender for the ethernet cable so i can freely switch between both a wired and wireless connection at my end?
there are too many walls between the router and at best i get around 2-3mbps on a 50mbps connection.

i've looked into other adapters but would like this option since i need the 2 cable setup regardless.
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#9Sir_Burpalot21Posted 6/8/2014 12:06:17 AM
Have you given consideration to a powerline adapter?
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#10AsucaHayashi(Topic Creator)Posted 6/8/2014 12:43:39 AM
Sir_Burpalot21 posted...
Have you given consideration to a powerline adapter?


i'm not sure if it'll work since we're talking two different apartments(not to mention i'm almost certain they wouldn't want a permanently occupied socket in their apartment either) and since i need the 2 cable setup regardless, i was just wondering if tacking on a wireless solution with that would also be possible.
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