[THIN] Re: Ethernet splitter

  • From: "Tim Mangan" <tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 13:04:10 -0400

Now I get it.


Steve is correct in that you can't Y the standard pairs a single end of a
run (at least not if you want to use both devices at the same time).  


You can share the unused pins on a "home run" cable with two connecters at
each end of the cable.  At each end, the first connecter uses only 4 of the
8 wires, and the other 4 are used for the second.  You risk some
interference potential, but you would have to be at the edge of the limits


Looks like he wants to do the latter.



From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steve Greenberg
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 12:08 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Ethernet splitter


I am under the impression that you cannot simply split an Ethernet signal
into two nodes passively, i.e. each port needs it's own Rx-Tx electronics.
The $30 item may be correct because it includes, in essence, a mini-hub. 

Steve Greenberg
Thin Client Computing
34522 N. Scottsdale Rd. suite D8453
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
(602) 432-8649
(602) 296-0411 fax




From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Matthew Shrewsbury
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 8:51 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Ethernet splitter

Off subject but does anyone know where I can purchase in the US an Ethernet
splitter? That is the plug that converts a single cat-5 Ethernet cable into
2 cables so I don't have to resort to a Hub or running another cable.


I tried CDW but they don't have anything for less then $30 (major rip off).


Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA

Network Administrator


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