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Hi guys I recently move into a new house which my family built. We've got a LAN socket in every room. The router is in my Fathers office downstairs. So how can I split the LAN? Please explain it so my grandma is able to understand is. I'm a noob at stuff like that.

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There will be a place in your house where all the LAN port cables are grouped in one spot to connect to a network switch. You cannot just split one ethernet cable into 2 using an adapter. They each need to be plugged into their own port.


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There will be a place in your house where all the LAN port cables are grouped in one spot to connect to a network switch. You cannot just split one ethernet cable into 2 using an adapter. They each need to be plugged into their own port.

No there isn't I've been looking for a switch they are just connected to each other I guess. There are three ports in the office (where the router is) one in the living room, one in my parents bedroom, one in my room and an other one in my sisters room. So what can I do?

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No there isn't I've been looking for a switch they are just connected to each other I guess. There are three ports in the office (where the router is) one in the living room, one in my parents bedroom, one in my room and an other one in my sisters room. So what can I do?

if there is no switch and they are just 'connected to eachother' then you can only use one at a time.


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Hi guys I recently move into a new house which my family built. We've got a LAN socket in every room. The router is in my Fathers office downstairs. So how can I split the LAN? Please explain it so my grandma is able to understand is. I'm a noob at stuff like that.

 

 

Powerline? 

As @ANUPLUCIFERGAMER said your best option is  a powerline. I used one and it works fine. Or what you could do is buy wifi extender


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If your house is PROPERLY wired for ethernet, then there will be a switch, or patch panel somewhere in the house, typically the basement, or utility closet. If it's a patch panel, you'll want to have the ISP installer connect the internet to that, and it will be sent out to all the ports. You'll want them to do it, because patch panels/punch down panels don't use the plastic connectors you see, just the wires. If it's a switch, then all you really need to do, is plug the internet cable (Ethernet from modem) into the switch, and hope it's pre-configured for you.

 

You can't simply split an Ethernet connection as it screws up how things get addressed, and data is sent (in basic terms). There has to be some form of a switch to make sure that each person get's the data they are supposed to. If you have no switch, or patch panel, or centralized location where all the Ethernet port cables meet, you do not have it properly wired in the house, and it's essentially useless.


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No there isn't I've been looking for a switch they are just connected to each other I guess. There are three ports in the office (where the router is) one in the living room, one in my parents bedroom, one in my room and an other one in my sisters room. So what can I do?

 

well thats really messed up - upload some pictures so we can see exactly how its been wired....


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Oh my head hurts. Seperating LAN is a easy thing, dont complicate it !!! There are so many options to do this including VLAN.

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If your house is PROPERLY wired for ethernet, then there will be a switch, or patch panel somewhere in the house, typically the basement, or utility closet. If it's a patch panel, you'll want to have the ISP installer connect the internet to that, and it will be sent out to all the ports. You'll want them to do it, because patch panels/punch down panels don't use the plastic connectors you see, just the wires. If it's a switch, then all you really need to do, is plug the internet cable (Ethernet from modem) into the switch, and hope it's pre-configured for you.

 

You can't simply split an Ethernet connection as it screws up how things get addressed, and data is sent (in basic terms). There has to be some form of a switch to make sure that each person get's the data they are supposed to. If you have no switch, or patch panel, or centralized location where all the Ethernet port cables meet, you do not have it properly wired in the house, and it's essentially useless.

You can split an single ethernet connection, doesnt screw up things. I have done this many times.

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You can split an single ethernet connection, doesnt screw up things. I have done this many times.

I'm gonna blame my professors on this one lol. They re-enforced to never do that, always use a switch, or god forbid, a hub.


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I'm gonna blame my professors on this one lol. They re-enforced to never do that, always use a switch, or god forbid, a hub.

Dont worry my half degree I studied for doesnt count in the world of IT funny enough. The stuff they teach you is fine to understand in an IT company but when doing the work, an IT company teaches you more.

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