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I have about a 75 ft cable running from my router to my PC. I now need another connection in that room. Is there a splitter I can put on the end of this cable to plug in both my PC and the phone adapter so both can be hardwired? Trying to avoid running another wire or going wireless.

This is the only type of splitter I can find, but its backwards for what I need

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Just put a hub or switch.
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Sorry to say but the only option you have is to run another cable. You should not have 2 network connections going into the switch unless the switch supports it and I am assuming you are just using a home router.
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May be an idea, looking at some now
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Agreed just pick up a good hub or multi port router and use that to run your other connection
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I have a single line from my router going to my room then split it in my room with an 8port gigabit switch so I keep gigabit on everything. Works perfectly for my computers in my room and consoles etc.
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Yeah you need to run your one wire to a switch to do that. Or else run another 75' of wire.

Is that phone adapter for VoIP I assume? If so I would just make it wireless. It doesn't need much bandwidth.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/20/11 at 10:16am
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post #8 of 10
Get a network switch.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320046

I have a cable running through my basement into a switch in my brothers room, and it has worked perfectly for both of us.
    
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All you need is a "dumb" (IE unmanaged) switch, and 2 additional cables.
    
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post #10 of 10
Switch would be extremely preferred.

You can split a 10/100 connection by using the unused pairs in the cable but you'd have to do so on both ends in order to get the correct pinout for your switch. Simply buying a switch would easily make you not have to hassle with cabling and could utilize the singular link as a shared uplink.
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