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Solved: Ethernet Network Switch?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by zagreus 360, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. zagreus 360

    zagreus 360 Thread Starter

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    hi, I’m goi9ng to get a blu ray player for my room and in order to use the blu ray live part of it i need to connect it to the internet. currently in my room i have a pc and an xbox 360 and just change over the Ethernet lead when i want to use one or the other, but now i would like a more permanent solution so that i don’t have to change over the lead if i want to watch a blu ray disc, go on my xbox 360 or pc. my question is will something like this do the trick?

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/33090...roductReviews.html?_SortType=4&go.x=13&go.y=8

    if so does anyone know if this will decrease the signal strength that the Ethernet cable carries, as i would still need to be able to play games over xbox live.

    thanks for the help

    Billy
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor

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    That switch should allow up to four devices to share a single Ethernet connection. It will not weaken the signal to each device.

    Whether all three of your devices will connect at the same time will depend on how the device (router?, modem?) is configured at the other end of the existing cable and how each device is configured to use its Ethernet connection.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I'm guessing the connection is from a router, which would indicate a plain switch should do the trick.
     
  4. zagreus 360

    zagreus 360 Thread Starter

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    yes this is going to be conected to a router, thanks for the help :)

    billy
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the first page of the thread in the upper left corner.© :)
     
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