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    Ethernet cable?

    Will this be okay to hook up to my Ethernet splitter and then plug the Other end into my xbox 360 etc and play live?
    Jack

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    why not just try it?

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    Charlie Scene

    why not just try it?


    probably the kind of person who says "im hungry, what should i do????????????///////////////////"

    Why are you using an Ethernet Splitter?

    Original Poster

    Because my router is Downstairs and I've got one long Ethernet cable for my ps3 and xbox..

    spikeyjacko

    Because my router is Downstairs and I've got one long Ethernet cable for … Because my router is Downstairs and I've got one long Ethernet cable for my ps3 and xbox..


    Ethernet Splitters only work in pairs, This will only work if your router has more than one ethernet port and if you fit another splitter next to the router. You'll need two patch cables to connect the plitter to two of the routers ethernets ports.

    Original Poster

    So I can't do the following :
    Plug the Ethernet splitter inti my Cable that runs from downstairs to upstairs, and then run two Ethernet cables off that?
    Bearing in mind I'll only have one of the consoles on at a time..

    Just get a Hub/Switch and a couple of short 0.5-1m cables.

    spikeyjacko

    So I can't do the following :Plug the Ethernet splitter inti my Cable … So I can't do the following :Plug the Ethernet splitter inti my Cable that runs from downstairs to upstairs, and then run two Ethernet cables off that?Bearing in mind I'll only have one of the consoles on at a time..


    Can't do that. Although everyone calls them "ethernet cables" they are designed to carry 1 ethernet connection + either 2 telephone connections or 1 telephone connection & power. In a home environment the wires for the telephone and power connections are unused, so if you plug an ethernet splitter into each end of a cable it allows the cable to carry 2 ethernet connections.

    If you use two splitters, one upstairs and one downstairs, the downstairs splitter will have the xbox connection on one socket and the ps3 connection on the other socket. That's why you also need two patch cables downstairs to connect to two ports on the router.

    Your cheapest option would be to get an inline coupler, which would allow you to join one of the patch cables from the ps3 or xbox to the cable that runs downstairs. Otherwise, as already said, a cheap ethernet switch upstairs would do the job.
    Edited by: "nick1austin" 17th Sep 2010
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