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    I have an RJ45 internet connection in my living room that I want to split to two places. The in-house wiring comes off a hub that is fed by the cable modem. Do I need:

    1) Another hub?

    2) An ethernet switch?

    3) An act of Congress?

    4) An electrician to split the living room connection?

    The simplest answers would be appreciated. I don't need a product endorsement, I just want a strait and simple answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOhn Beatty View Post
    I have an RJ45 internet connection in my living room that I want to split to two places. The in-house wiring comes off a hub that is fed by the cable modem.
    Has "the in-house wiring" used up all the ports on the hub?
    You can get a hub with a greater number of ports (better option),
    or buy a multi-port switch and connect it to one of the hub ports. The cable you disconnected from the hub should be connected into the switch.
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    You can even split the cable if you are handy. You can get 2 x 100Mb connections from a single 4 pair CAT 5 cable.

    cheers, Paul

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