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    RJ45 splitter/extension help

    I have a cable running from downstairs where my router is to my computer upstairs,

    I want to use 2 computers,

    ...is this: http://****.co.uk/3-W…f83#ht_2641wt_1089

    ....what I need to enable me to have a connection to each computer, and I assume I just get another cable to run from the adapter to the 2nd computer?

    Thanks

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    If you want to use 2 pcs at the same location at the same time, that adapter wont work.

    You would need a switch or second cable.

    As states you'll need a switch. If you're not bothered about gigabit then they're about 6 quid on Amazon

    2 cola lollys and a packet of ready salted please.

    You need two splitters and some patch cables.

    http://i54.tinypic.com/18hhuh.jpg

    Unfortunately guys thats not exactly true. A standard ethernet cable only uses 2 pairs if i remember rightly, leaving two pairs free (ethernet cable is 4 pairs). So you can use a splitter - i use one in fact to feed my PS3 and my Xbox both off 1 ethernet cable from computer room to front room.

    The above diagram is exactly how mine is set up and both have independant IP addys and can be run at the same time with no loss of bandwidth. So basically i have 2 patch cables from my router into a splitter (mines called a CoolPort). From this i feed my front room using 1 ethernet cable. At the other end in my front room i have another CoolPort which the 1 ethernet is plugged in to. That then splits into 2 patch cables which feeds my 2 consoles.

    Hope this helps, so basically OP it can be done ;-)

    http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/4540/p1000629j.jpg

    Mine in action

    Edited by: "Squelds" 26th Mar 2011

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    Squelds

    Unfortunately guys thats not exactly true. A standard ethernet cable only … Unfortunately guys thats not exactly true. A standard ethernet cable only uses 2 pairs if i remember rightly, leaving two pairs free (ethernet cable is 4 pairs). So you can use a splitter - i use one in fact to feed my PS3 and my Xbox both off 1 ethernet cable from computer room to front room.The above diagram is exactly how mine is set up and both have independant IP addys and can be run at the same time with no loss of bandwidth. So basically i have 2 patch cables from my router into a splitter (mines called a CoolPort). From this i feed my front room using 1 ethernet cable. At the other end in my front room i have another CoolPort which the 1 ethernet is plugged in to. That then splits into 2 patch cables which feeds my 2 consoles.Hope this helps, so basically OP it can be done ;-)Mine in action



    So helpful, just bought the same one thankyou

    NP icecream ;-)

    Most people in fact dont realise that ethernet cable only uses half of the wires inside per IP address/source so to speak. The other is redundant and so there to be used. In my situation i ran a 15m cable into my front room long before i got the PS3 and only used it to media serve an old Xbox. When the PS3 came along i remembered all my Cisco networking courses at college lol and looked into what was around. At the time the CoolPort got the highest praise and so i got a pair. Havent looked back since - just hope i dont ever need another address coz 3 devices in my front room and im knackered haha :-)
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