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sureman

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I have tried several cat5 splitters and found that only one jack can get connected to internet.I connected one jack to router and the other 2 jacks to individual computer. but both the computers does not have internet connections, unless I unplug one of them.Thus the splitter can only be used as a straight through extension
 

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I connected one jack to router and the other 2 jacks to individual computer.
You are using an ethernet splitter to avoid running a second ethernet cable, right? A splitter at one end of the cable connects to two router ports and the splitter at the other end connects to two computers. Is that your arrangement?
 
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TerryNet, he is prubably talking about something like this.

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-RJ45...57705&sr=1-3&keywords=rj-45+splitter/combiner

or this.
http://www.amazon.com/RJ45-Ethernet-Splitter-Connector-Adapter/dp/B003C2QS90/ref=pd_sim_e_2

Specs on both state that only one of two connected devices will work if connected to a single router port.

Nothing is explained about connecting them using a female/female connector or cable and then having separate patch cables to connect to two router ports.
 

TerryNet

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Probably you are right. :) I assumed and asked about the kind of splitter that allows two separate 10/100 Mbps ethernet connections over a single cable. That takes two splitters--one serving as a "joiner."
 
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