Sharing a CAT 5 socket


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Is there a way to share a Cat 5 ethernet socket at work. The main hub box in my office has gone bust and has been replaced with asingle connection. Is there a splitter i can use, i have seen port doublers on the net but unsure if i require 2 and how it actually works.


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Based on your environment you probably can use a hub or a switch to turn one port into a multi-honed connection area.


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Seems like it would work - based on the product description you would need two. One for the wall and one for the patch panel.
looking at the wiring diagram I'd say not - you only need 2 pairs for 10/100 ethernet. You'd never get 1000mbit out of a doubled port since gigabit needs all 8.

Mainframeguy and myself have used a single double in the past successfully as well.

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