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Split ethernet port?
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: June 26, 2020 07:21AM
Looking over the Wayze site in anticipation of the arrival of my outdoor cam, I noted that the base station must be plugged into a port on my router. I'm using a mesh router system and the unit that is plugged into my modem has two ports which are both taken up. Can I use a simple splitter like this one?
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: Harooneneutics
Date: June 26, 2020 07:51AM
The reviews of that splitter are pretty terrible. You'd likely get more reliable performance from a powered switch for not much more money.

I use this TP-Link switch, but there are tons of others out there. You can watch SlickDeals, etc. for sales.
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: June 26, 2020 09:06AM
You need a switch. When shopping anything Monoprice, it’s best to go straight to the source, for a better description and price. [www.monoprice.com] This “splitter” will not work for your purpose.
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 26, 2020 09:19AM
3 ot of 3 MRFers agree -- switch.



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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 26, 2020 01:03PM
make it 4 out of 4 -- switch.
I have one of the TL-SG105 Harooneneutics linked to. It's been running for
years w/o issues. Also, that model is frequently on sale for < $10.
The 10/100 plastic housing model goes for $6 to $9 at various resellers too.



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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: June 26, 2020 01:08PM
Thinking about this, don't splitters need to be used in pairs. As in 2 into splitter thru ethernet to splitter and 2 out to router or switch? This uses have of the twisted pair for each device, greatly limiting speed.
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: Carm
Date: June 26, 2020 01:27PM
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macphanatic
Thinking about this, don't splitters need to be used in pairs. As in 2 into splitter thru ethernet to splitter and 2 out to router or switch? This uses have of the twisted pair for each device, greatly limiting speed.

Yes MacPhanatic, the one linked shows both parts required (swipe the photo). And yes it splits 1 Ethernet cable into two. Its another option if you don’t want to run another cable. A switch would be better as you mentioned splitting an Ethernet cord would slow down the speed. Two cables in, two cables out - it doesn’t provide an extra port.

5 of 5 recommend a switch.



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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 26, 2020 01:32PM
I didn’t even know that kind of splitter existed. I don’t think it works. Get a switch.
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 26, 2020 02:01PM
I'm not sure here. But I think what you want is a switch.




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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: June 26, 2020 03:46PM
Is this a switching campaign? Like from Windows to Mac? I remember those commercials.

Get a switch. I got two in my house. One at the main source. I got Ethernet strung to the other side of the house, where another switch doles out the ethernet goodness on that end.

All you need is a simple switch (up to 8 out of 8?). I use Netgear, but TP link is good, as well. Don't bother with being able to configure the switch. That's stuff you won't ever do, I am guessing, from the tone of the original question. (I got the simple one, too. I don't want to mess around with networking any more than I have to).
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 26, 2020 05:44PM
For $3 more, you might want to get an 8 port switch.

[www.amazon.com]

That 5 port switch will need to use one of it's ports to connect to the router, leaving 4 additional. But whatever was plugged into that port in the router will need to plug into the switch dropping you down to 3 new ports. Wyze will take one of those, so after all of this is done you'll only have 2 unused ports.

With an 8 port switch you'll have 5 spares for future proofing.
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 26, 2020 07:56PM
You'd think by now, somebody would haves suggested a switch.

I too had no idea splitter for ethernet existed.

I have a plastic version of that TP-Link switch that works well.

The metal one is cheaper, probably because like Apple, TP-Link charged a Form Tax.




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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 26, 2020 08:27PM
An old router can be used as a switch
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 26, 2020 08:27PM
but you need to switch some settings
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Re: Split ethernet port?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: June 26, 2020 08:55PM
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I didn’t even know that kind of splitter existed. I don’t think it works. Get a switch.

They are for telephone use. Multiline analog splitting. Useless for IP based networking.



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