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2 port ethernet Switch?

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I'm looking for something that splits 1 ethernet signal into 2.  My friend has a cable in his room from his router and that needs to supply his PC and PS4 with network.  Ideas?  I know He could just get a 5 port switch, but that seems like overkill.  Is there a simpler solution?

I can help with programming and hardware.

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get a small cheap 1gbit switch. they're less than $25 nowedays and is the perfect solution.

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These:

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Called ethernet splitters

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6 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

These:

 

Called ethernet splitters

That will not work to use both computers connected to the internet.

https://eastmanreference.com/the-difference-between-an-ethernet-splitter-a-switch-and-a-hub

 

In order to combine two ethernet signals into a single one it needs to be a hub or a switch.

This is because each computer needs its own IP.

Never heard of a 2 port one, most are at least 4 because they are so cheap anyway.

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can never imagine those will actually work fine. You need an active hub/switch to divide the signal. There's a reason those 'ethernet splitters' aren't popular.

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19 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

These:

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Called ethernet splitters

do they allow simulataneous use?

 

I can help with programming and hardware.

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2 minutes ago, littlepigboy5 said:

do they allow simulataneous use?

 

1Gbit ethernet requires all 4 pairs in a CAT5 cable. You use 2 of these so that it's split in to 2*2 pairs so

Router 2 ports -> 2 cables -> Splitter -> 1 cable -> Splitter -> 2 cables -> 2 devices.

But with just 2 pairs, you are limited to 100Mbit per device.

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The ethernet splitters only work if there's one at each end of the cable. The reason for that is because they simply split the 8 wires in the cable into two sets of 4 wires and connector only 4 wires in each connector.

You only need 4 wires for 100 mbps, but you need 8 for 1 gbps so if needed you can use one ethernet cable to carry 2 x 100 mbps signals.

 

Don't buy them - just buy a 5-8 port switch, they're less than 15$.. you can find used ones on eBay for under 10$.

 

here's some us sellers :

 

6$ Netgear gaming Network Switch GS605AV-100NAS : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Netgear-gaming-Network-Switch-GS605AV-100NAS/292651253826?hash=item44235fc042:g:jbkAAOSwUAxbVPHK:rk:33:pf:0

 

7$ Allied Telesis AT-FS708LE  8 ports  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Allied-Telesis-AT-FS708LE/272768651423?epid=74121733&amp;hash=item3f8247509f:g:lV0AAOSwA3dYm1FZ

 

7.5$ D-Link DSS 5 Plus - switch - 5 ports : https://www.ebay.com/itm/D-Link-DSS-5-Plus-switch-5-ports/152859557421?epid=74099111&amp;hash=item239723be2d:g:mfIAAOSwW09aVOaG

 

 

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54 minutes ago, littlepigboy5 said:

do they allow simulataneous use?

 

DO NOT USE ONE OF THESE - ethernet does NOT split like an audio signal or power bar. I'm far too tired to go into detail, so if someone else wants to, that would be great. Get a 5 port gigabit switch for $20 on sale and call it a day.

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Ethernet-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG105/dp/B00A128S24/

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I am not sure if they have Micro Center in LA but I know Micro Center has 5 ports gigabit switch for less than $15.

 

I would assume Fry's Electronic in LA would have something similar.

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Ethernet switches are so cheap nowadays, there's really no reason to look for a cheaper solution, a cheaper "solution" might cause more problems than it solves.

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