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Splitting from wifi bridge

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by moghm, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. moghm

    moghm Standard Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have just bought a panasonic plasma that has an ethernet port at the back. I dont want to run a cable to it so am thinking of buying a wifi bridge. A friend of mine has got one of these and he says it works flawlessly. However, just below my plasma is a sky hd box, also hungry for an internet conection. Am I able to split the signal from the wifi bridge into 2 or 3 signals ? They are selling ethernet splitters on ebay an am wondering if this will do the job ? so Basically splitt the signal from wifi bridge to 2 devices ?

    many thanks,
     
  2. Kristian

    Kristian Well-known Member

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    Some wireless bridges have more than one Ethernet (RJ45) socket which will do as you ask. Another option would be a pair of PowerLine Networking units (e.g. Homeplugs), some of which also have more than one Ethernet port.

    A third option, and the best from a connectivity pov would be some Cat5E cable.
     
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    I agree dump wireless when ever you can. Homeplugs is a far more reliable and often far faster connection. As already stated plug a switch into the remote homeplug and you have many connections.
     

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