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Here at work we have an empty workstation because there is no hardwired Ethernet connection.

I am directly next to the workstation and we were wondering if there was some type of device that could plug into my Ethernet jack which could connect both me and the other workstation.

I assume they make small 4 port hubs/switches somewhere? Is this what I would be looking for? Can anyone link me to a cheap one?
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Hi something like this can give you the option to connect both PCs to the LAN.

10/100 LAN

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Unmanaged-8-Port-Desktop-Switch/dp/B000JG3ABQ"]Amazon.com: D-Link DES-1108 Unmanaged 8-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch: Electronics[/ame]

100/1000 LAN

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/74074144?_imid=190581205975#
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If there is network connection (wall outlet) at other desk you can just use a switch to connect muiltiple computers to the network.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156270
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As stated, you can simply add a cheapy unmanaged switch if you only want to provide another uplink. Both machines will utilize the same uplink but be in their own collision domains.
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Originally Posted by beers;15369712 
As stated, you can simply add a cheapy unmanaged switch if you only want to provide another uplink. Both machines will utilize the same uplink but be in their own collision domains.

Think you got that confused a little. If he gets a switch will be in the same broadcast domain, no collision...collision if he buys a hub.
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Eh?
I thought it was presented that way fairly clearly.

Was just providing an argument against buying a hub tongue.gif
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