Question by SACHIN SORATE posted 13 Dec 2005
| RJ-45 SPLITTER|
| Can I use a splitter on CAT 5 patch cable to connect two computers to one data source?|
If it is possible how can it's possible
Answer by Joseph Golan posted 13 Dec 2005
These are used to split a cable into two 2-pair segments to allow connection to 2 devices from 2 ports on a hub. It does this for either 10BaseT or 100BaseT Ethernet which only use 2 pairs (pairs 2 & 3). Pairs 1 & 4 of the second connection are re-directed to pairs 2 & 3.
These cannot be used in place of a hub or switch where two PC connections are needed from a single original port.
If you need to go to additional PCs you will need an additional hub or switch.
Hope that clears up the mystery for you.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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