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Was wondering if this was possible/out there? I've got a cat5 wire that I've run from the living room through the wall to my PC, but I wanted to hook up my 360 and don't want to make the hole any bigger..

If it is out there, would there be any performance decrease?
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You would need a router or network switch, You cant jsut "split" an eithernet connection between two devices.

So my recontamination is to unplug the main line coming into your room from the pc and put the switch in its place with 2 new cables to your devices.

This is similar to the one i use to add more devices to my router > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127085
Edited by Tw34k - 1/25/11 at 3:42pm
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buy a cheap 4 port switch, done.
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You just described a switch.

Think about it. If you 'split' an Ethernet cable how would traffic know how to get to the host it was destined for?
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You would need a router or network switch, You cant jsut "split" an eithernet connection between two devices.

So my recontamination is to unplug the main line coming into your room from the pc and put the switch in its place with 2 new cables to your devices.
Or you can have two switches connected with that 1 ethernet cable.

Either way its going to cost you more then $50 for any solution

My suggestion is just rewire the house.

over time you will realise how convient it is.

I did it took for ever and costed a couple hundred but it was so worth it. The house is neater the internet is faster
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Thanks guys, could you link me so I know what I'm looking for?
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WHAT? MORE THAN 50 bucks? you guys are insane. buy a cheap switch, plug ethernet into switch. lol done.
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post #8 of 41
Get a switch

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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Or you can have two switches connected with that 1 ethernet cable.

Either way its going to cost you more then $50 for any solution

My suggestion is just rewire the house.

over time you will realise how convient it is.

I did it took for ever and costed a couple hundred but it was so worth it. The house is neater the internet is faster
I got a Netgear 4 port switch from Staples for 30$ ish. Works 100%.
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You could also get another NIC for your computer. Just share the current connection to the new NIC. I've done it for my Xbox. But the downside is that you will need to keep the PC on while using the Xbox.
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Cheapest route is $15 hub.
Performance route, get a router.
    
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