2 data connection in 1 station cable

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 Question by Tom Thibeault posted 12 May 2004
 2 data connection in 1 station cable
does a 100 mbps ethernet connection need all 8 conductors or can we split the 4 prs into 2 prs and get 2 100 mbps in the same station cable. This is on Cat5 and would there be any issues?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 12 May 2004
Dear Tom,

100BASE-TX uses only 2 pairs, so, yes, you can possibly split the cable between the two jacks. We even have a pinout for that here: http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/split.shtml
I would say this should be your last resort as it is prohibited by the standard, and will not be supported with higher speed Ethernet, such as Gigabit Ehternet or 10G.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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