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Can you use a splitter on Cat5e cable?

Posted by stash-hdy (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 20, 10 at 8:14

I have Cat5e cable going to one of my TVs for internet access and would like to enable another TV. Can I use a splitter on the installed cable or do I need to run a cable from the Router to the TV I want to enable?


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RE: Can you use a splitter on Cat5e cable?

Assuming we're talking Ethernet here - no, you can't use a passive splitter. But you can buy an Ethernet hub for $25 or less and use that.


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RE: Can you use a splitter on Cat5e cable?

I am using the connection to the Router to stream movies to my Home Theater system and want to enable another TV in another room. Are there any speed considerations I should be aware of to use an Ethernet hub? Is installing the hub near my Home Theater then connecting the hub to that system and then running another Cat5e to the new location OK?


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RE: Can you use a splitter on Cat5e cable?

The easiest, most reliable & consumer friendly way to attempt running streaming video to two separate media players (ie TV, Blu-ray, STB) at the same time is to use separate ports on your current router and run another Cat5e cable to your second media player.


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RE: Can you use a splitter on Cat5e cable?

Thanks, I was hoping there was a way where I did not have to fish another wire to the Router. I really appreciate your feedback and time.


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