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question about a ethernet splitter for TV/Xbox

timh22
03-18-2011, 07:57 AM
Hi,
I have Cat5 wired through the home. There is a single port in the wall plate behind the TV set. I have a TV which is internet ready to hook up but also an Xbox which I want to have internet connectivity. Can I run a splitter from the one port in the wall so I can have both TV and Xbox connected at the same time? I found this on monoprice, but their description does not seem to be the same as my needs.
any recommendations on what to use or how to change the wall plate to accomodate two connectors.
also will splitting cause degredation of the bandwidth? ( I have fios highest speed internet)
thanks
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10513&cs_id=1051304&p_id=1107&seq=1&format=2

kegobeer
03-18-2011, 08:07 AM
No, you can't split a connection like that. What you need to buy is a switch, like this:

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=494

timh22
03-18-2011, 08:24 AM
thanks,
so run cat5 from wall connection to a switch like that then one out each to TV and Xbox 360?
any significant signal/bandwidth loss?
this switch will work as well?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10521&cs_id=1052104&p_id=1935&seq=1&format=4#feedback
thanks again..

rbinck
03-18-2011, 09:58 AM
thanks,
so run cat5 from wall connection to a switch like that then one out each to TV and Xbox 360?
any significant signal/bandwidth loss?
this switch will work as well?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10521&cs_id=1052104&p_id=1935&seq=1&format=4#feedback
thanks again..
It will work fine. The bandwidth is not really affected by the switch. The limitation would be the cat5 from the wall and the source at the other end, probably a router.

Bigloww
03-18-2011, 10:00 AM
That will do the trick...

timh22
03-18-2011, 10:32 AM
great!thanks everyone for the help.