Internet splitting question?

By ingeborgdot
Nov 3, 2008
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  1. I have an ethernet cable coming into a room and need to split it into two devices. What type of splitter do you recommend as being the best?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    as long as there is a router upstream (ie on the other end), a switch would be better than a hub.
    If there is no router upstream, then you must use a router.
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 753

    I have all the rooms off of the router. There was only one available outlet left for this room but I would like to split it from there. The two items will not usually be used at the same time.
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    a switch wouldent be more then $15-20 so that would probably be your best option
  5. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 753

    So a switch is better than a hub? Why? Just curious.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,351   +301

    reduces 'useless' tcp traffic so that only useful data goes to the specific computer which needs it :)
  7. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

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