NEED HELP ASAP!! Sharing one ethernet port with splitter

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by daddygame, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. daddygame

    daddygame Reformed Router Member

    Is it possible to share one port from the back of my router via a splitter?[​IMG]
  2. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    You should be using a switch.
  3. daddygame

    daddygame Reformed Router Member

    so in other words there is no way of getting this to work?
  4. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    No, Ethernet does not work this way. You cannot use a splitter of that sort to provide two Ethernet connections from one. The device you've linked there isn't really for Ethernet, even though it's using RJ45 -- it's intended for certain kinds of telephony devices. If you were to use that on an Ethernet network, the havoc created would be quite large. Duplicate packets, ARP/MAC confusion, packet loss, and quite possibly not even reliable link (has to do with the level of voltage needed to establish link; splitters often half this).

    Your router should have multiple LAN ports on the back of it (I'm assuming at least 4); if those are all full and you need more, as @lancethepants said, you need a switch. A simple 4-port switch will do the trick (if too expensive, look for other brands, ex. D-Link, Linksys, etc.).
  5. daddygame

    daddygame Reformed Router Member

    Thank you all so much for your time and help!
  6. david3

    david3 LI Guru Member

  7. Grimson

    Grimson Networkin' Nut Member

    You should read the description of the product you are posting:
    This wouldn't help the OP, there is no way to turn one switch port into two.
  8. david3

    david3 LI Guru Member

    Yeah, you're right, wouldn't help the OP.
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