Too much incorrect information in this thread...
Originally Posted by tw34k;12141982
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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127085
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12145463
As long as you only want internet on 1 device at a time, I guess that would do. Then again, so would pulling the cable out of one device and sticking it into the other. To route data, you need more than a splitter like that.
And why were your devices so excited in the first place to where they needed to "calm down"?
To the aboves:
Not Entirely correct.
It is correct that you can't SPLIT one connection into two connection, You can share one RJ45 cable drop for two devices.
For everyone who doesn't know RJ45 only actively uses 4 of the lines in the cable.
To answer the OP's question YES you can share one RJ45 line with two devices, but you need a PAIR of these: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Network-Line-Pair-Splitter-Single-Unit/dp/B000BSLXDE"]Amazon.com
: Network Line Pair-Splitter, 10/100, Single Unit: Electronics[/ame]
you need one on each end. the second connection uses the unused pairs in the cable.
Originally Posted by Dman;12149119
No one should put a hub on their network in this day and age. Hubs broadcast all network traffic to all ports continuously, thus degrading network performance. Not even sure why they make them anymore, they are utterly pointless since switches were released.
hubs have their own advantages, although it should be rare anyone should use them.
take it from a CCNP, the best way for you to do this would be to put a switch on your end.