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RJ45 Splitter or Switch?

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Hey all

I've been looking forthe best solution to split my single patch cable so it has 2 different ends.

I have a patch cable coming from my router into my bedroom, and am currently using it to run my 360's network. However, my PC is stuck on wireless and to be honest, I'd rather have it cabled.

What I've been looking at is something like this this, which basically just splits the signal. Then I could use two smaller patch cables to run one to the 360 and one to the PC.

However, am I right in thinking that this would lessen the signal strength/quality or whatever by routing one connection to two things? If yes, should I go on to buy a switch or does the simple splitter device do the trick just as well?

Thanks in advance,
Ben.
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Get a switch, the splitter device will weaken the signal strength because they cannot control the network as opposed to some of the higher caliber devices such as switches and routers. Routers are the most complicated out of them all because they can join multiple networks. Also to tell you the truth I would just get a router to be on the safe side.
Edited by CrackClocker - 5/26/08 at 6:28am
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No. The problem with this has to do with the fact that a computer has to communicate with the network using a unique address. When using a DSL or Cable router for example, these addresses are given out by the router to each PC, giving it a unique identity on the network. If you attempted to join two different computers on the single connection on a DSL or Cable modem, using just an RJ45 splitter, it would not work due to the fact that both computers would be trying to commmunicate at the same time to the same place.

You need a switch
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Thanks for that guys, exactly what I though you'd say Clocker, I already have a router hehe.

I'll go ahead and get a switch then.

Thanks again! +Rep for both of you
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