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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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RJ45/Cat 5 splitter or router?

Trying to figure out the best way to hook up two computers to one ethernet jack without losing bandwidth/speed. Should i get a splitter or a router Or are they both basically doing the exact same thing?

The reason i really dont want another router is because we have verizon fios and they have a router in place where the fios comes into the house and then it splits to every room in the house. I dont know if 2 routers would play together properly. Any advice?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 04:39 PM
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just buy a small network switch if you already have a router. No router? buy a router with a built in switch..

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just buy a small network switch if you already have a router. No router? buy a router with a built in switch..
As above.. This is what you should be looking for.

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If your house is wired with cat 5 you can break it out into 2 seperate network connections. You are only using 2 pairs out of a 4 pair cable. Standard Ethernet uses the orange and green pairs. You have the blue and brown pair at your disposal. So yes it will work, but not truly recommended.
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