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Does anyone know if it's possible to run two things off one homeplug? I have a WDTV and an XBOX360 (which got RROD today :( ) only just got the WDTV so have 'borrowed' a homeplug from the xbox upstair…
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Does anyone know if it's possible to run two things off one homeplug? I have a WDTV and an XBOX360 (which got RROD today :( ) only just got the WDTV so have 'borrowed' a homeplug from the xbox upstairs,

Would it be possible to buy some sort of splitter to run the 360 and the WDTV off just the one homeplug?

I would buy another homeplug, but i have the 85mbps ebuyer value ones and they have been discontinued :(

Rep waiting, apologies for the possibly stupid question
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
just buy a 4 port ethernet hub and then split of there i do that and it works fine
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132456
tha\t shud do it
#2
Fairly sure that is not possible, another one is required, most are compatible with other brands.
#3
yes you can but you need to buy one with 2 ports on it.
Hope that helps

edit- heres one i found on a quick search ( it has 3 ports)
http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline-pla-85-3e.htm

i think the first answere is maybe your best bet
#4
Just get a network switch, I have an 8 port running off 1 Homeplug
#5
you can buy one with one port attach the cable to one of the ports on the hub and then it will split them i am currenly running it like this and had no prblems
#7
You can also get a RJ45 splitter that turns one port into 2 ports. This works because typical Cat5/Cat5e wiring has 4 pairs of wires and 10/100Mb networks use 2 pairs - thus doublers on each end can turn a single cat5 cable into 2 ports. 1Gb networks use all 4 pairs, so you can see that speed would be impossible with the doubler.

Anyhow, I have no idea how many pairs to the homeplug attempts to use or if this would even work at all with a homeplug (I'm busy crawling around my attic feeding cat5e down all the aerial tubes and trunking it all back to the utility room with a patch panel and a switch).

http://www.lindy-usa.com/lindyshop/pictures/34012big.jpg

Personally tho, you would be better off using the earlier advise and stick a 4 port switch on the end of the homeplug.
#8
pgregg
You can also get a RJ45 splitter that turns one port into 2 ports. This works because typical Cat5/Cat5e wiring has 4 pairs of wires and 10/100Mb networks use 2 pairs - thus doublers on each end can turn a single cat5 cable into 2 ports. 1Gb networks use all 4 pairs, so you can see that speed would be impossible with the doubler.

Anyhow, I have no idea how many pairs to the homeplug attempts to use or if this would even work at all with a homeplug (I'm busy crawling around my attic feeding cat5e down all the aerial tubes and trunking it all back to the utility room with a patch panel and a switch).

http://www.lindy-usa.com/lindyshop/pictures/34012big.jpg

Personally tho, you would be better off using the earlier advise and stick a 4 port switch on the end of the homeplug.


That's what i was originally thinking, might go for the network switch idea.

Presume that would be another power socket?

Homeplugs are compatible and talk to each other then? I was reading he reviews for the ones i bought and it said the 85 are incompatible with the 200 ones (of the same make though)
#9
Thanks to everyone though

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