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By jaazman ·
I have a workstation working fine. I want to use the same port (without using a hub) to connect another system. Are there any splitter out there that would do the job? Just like a phone splitter let you use the line at the same time using 2 phones. Thanks any info will be very appreciated.

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by Stillatit In reply to splitters

Anything that does this IS a hub, just cleverly disguised. One actually does exist, for the MAC world, made by ASANTE. A four-port mini-hub is a MUCH cheaper solution.

Good luck.

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by rickh9 In reply to splitters

There are only two ways of doing this in an ethernet 10/100T network, the first is the simplist that being add a cheap hub and run them both off that. The second would be to add a second network adaptor to the workstation and enable ip forwarding inthe network settings under protocols/tcpip/properties/routing. Connect the second machine to that. Just don't turn the workstation off if you want to keep the connection. If on the otherhand your network uses the older coax style cabling then you can use a bnc "t" connect the other machine to it and move the terminator to the new machine. Very unlikely that you still use coax.

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by bowieb In reply to splitters

A network cable is limited to going directly between two devices. You cannot split it to add a third device.

A hub allows you to connect multiple devices to a single connection. One line goes from the hub to the source connection (this line would need a crossover cable, or a special port in the hub). The other lines go from the hub to your other network devices (computer, printer, router, another hub, etc).

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by tmaclennan In reply to splitters

I have such a splitter. It is made by The Siemon Company.

It works because 10/100 BaseT uses only 2 pairs of Cat5 wiring. You use 2 identical splitters, one at each end of your cable run. The splitter has one male connector and 2 females, allowing all 4 pairs to be used. It takes 2 connections on the hub end, and provides 2 connections at the desktop end. I think the splitters were about 6-7 bucks each. I keep 3 pairs for emergencies, until I can get proper wiring in place.

I purchased them from a company called Contact East. The Prouct was "400-937 T568A/B Jack into two 10BASET Seimon" at $5.95 each. Got them 3/2000. Web site is www.contacteast.com

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by tmaclennan In reply to splitters

Hey, that still works. Goto the www.contacteast.com and put in the part number 400-937 and you'll get a picture. Note--It is a CAT 3 splitter, so you probably don't want to try to go higher than 10 meg (I've never tried it)

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by jaazman In reply to splitters

Great info. it did help me. Thanks

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