Ethernet splitter

Toddy2

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Has anybody have experience of using Ethernet splitters, I have a h9s and a firestick the latter on WiFi! in the bedroom TV , I was going to add a amazon adaptor to the stick as the TV is new and close to the wall and seems to be cutting down the strength of signal. My internet is 50mpbs and stick is reading 25mpbs, I know people with less will say that's plenty.
I have one Ethernet feed straight into zgemma and I'm thinking split this to firestick, I know you can only operate one device but I can only watch one at a time.
Power lines are out of the question as extension leads used for set up(lack of sockets) the other option that might work is extend the HDMI? to where its slightly visible.
It looks like I'm answering my own question!! But like to know what others have done!
 

steptoe

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One other 'get out of jail' solution is the open the cable up and split the pairs.
You only actually need 2 pair for "standard" Ethernet, there is 4pair in cat5e or cat6, so you can use 1 cable to feed 2 ports.
Obviously, you need to split it at the feed end as well.
 

Toddy2

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One other 'get out of jail' solution is the open the cable up and split the pairs.
You only actually need 2 pair for "standard" Ethernet, there is 4pair in cat5e or cat6, so you can use 1 cable to feed 2 ports.
Obviously, you need to split it at the feed end as well.
I think I will have a problem with that as my four ports in router are all taken up.
Unless I'm not seeing the plan!
 

steptoe

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I think I will have a problem with that as my four ports in router are all taken up.
Unless I'm not seeing the plan!
You will have a problem.
TBH, its a last resort if a switch is not a viable option.
I'd go for the switch every time where possible, and for less than 20£ its a no brainer.
If you have an old ISP router kicking about some of those can be configured to act as a switch by turning off modem mode and DHCP
 

Toddy2

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You will have a problem.
TBH, its a last resort if a switch is not a viable option.
I'd go for the switch every time where possible, and for less than 20£ its a no brainer.
If you have an old ISP router kicking about some of those can be configured to act as a switch by turning off modem mode and DHCP
Cheers! I will probably go for the switch, I did improve the strength by moving the TV out a bit as the design of where hdmi are recessed in and even with the small extension bit are a bit enclosed!! But ultimately would like it wired.
 

Ladyblue

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One other 'get out of jail' solution is the open the cable up and split the pairs.
You only actually need 2 pair for "standard" Ethernet, there is 4pair in cat5e or cat6, so you can use 1 cable to feed 2 ports.
Obviously, you need to split it at the feed end as well.
 

rago

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Sorry to hijack, just a question about the switch. So I use one of the ether ports on my hub to connect the switch an then I can use the other ports on the switch to connect the extra gadgets, I.e ps4,xbox,firestick an zgemma
TIA rago
 

Toddy2

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Sorry to hijack, just a question about the switch. So I use one of the ether ports on my hub to connect the switch an then I can use the other ports on the switch to connect the extra gadgets, I.e ps4,xbox,firestick an zgemma
TIA rago
That's it , I know now. It seems a bit of overkill but works.
I have ethernet cable to bedroom to switch then patch leads to h9s and Firestick behind TV!
 

Trollminer

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Spliters are ok but u would still need to run 2 cables so it prob would be best as others have said grab a half decent switch run a single cable and plug what u want in to it.

We use splitters at work for phone jacks to push up the number of floor sockets out to the trunk but there a pain as u need one either side of the line in our situation...
 
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