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134 Reddit comments about TP-Link 5 Port 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch | Desktop Ethernet Splitter | Ethernet Hub | Plug & Play | Fanless Quiet | Desktop Design | Green Technology | Unmanaged (TL-SF1005D),White:

u/superdude905 · 13 pointsr/techsupport

Just get a switch you can plug your one cable into it and get 4 outputs to use with multiple devices at the same time they are very inexpensive

u/BlueEyesLotus · 10 pointsr/HomeNetworking

You can't use an "Ethernet splitter" but you can buy a small home switch.

You can get them for under 30$ at your local electronics store or on amazon.

I'd suggest a model like this one.

u/6roybatty6 · 9 pointsr/eero

There's no such thing as an ethernet splitter, or at least not which does what you want it to do. There are, however, very small ethernet switches:

I'd suggest that.

u/fonoop · 8 pointsr/cordcutters

An ethernet switch will do what you need. It looks like a router but it's specifically for instances where you need to share a single ethernet cable from a router with two or more devices. They are pretty cheap.

Just plug all three cables in and the switch will take care of the rest.

u/MiracleWhippit · 6 pointsr/techsupport

You've got two real options:

First is a switch like this for like ten bucks

This technically puts you on whatever network the campus' router is putting you on. They could keep everything isolated on a per port basis... or they could have you networked to internal resources... or even to the entire dorm. You could probably tell by opening up network places and seeing if anything pops up.

Second is a router. I'd say get a wireless one and then you'd be able to share your own wireless SSID to your phones/tablets/laptops or whatever. For 30$ you can get this Asus one. I like Asus because it's pretty easy to configure their stuff and you're able to use it as an AP, Repeater, Router or a plain old switch if you want to.

I'd suggest a router so you'll have your own firewall and you'll be able to setup your own wireless network in your dorm.

u/ReallyObvious · 6 pointsr/techsupport

Dude. Go for the ethernet through power lines adapter first(btw this is more commonly called a powerline adapter).

This one has 500 mbps, which is considerably higher bandwidth than wifi. It will also give you lower latency, and a generally more stable connection. Take it from me, I have had some TERRIBLE experiences with wifi repeaters. Powerline ftw.

Or you could go all out and get the best of both worlds. Buy one of these, another router, and a powerline adapter. Then what you do is you set it up downstairs (where you normally have your router), and have it go, modem -> ethernet switch -> old router. Then plug one end of the powerline adapter into the switch.

Then plug in the powerline adapter into the wall upstairs where you want wifi. Plug in your new router to it. Set the SSID (the wifi name of your router), as the same name as the router you have downstairs. BAM. You now have STRONG wifi anywhere in the house. Devices will automatically connect to the router with the stronger signal. It will only appear as one wifi network on phones, tablets, etc.

u/pleasebantalon · 5 pointsr/UCI


Its $10 and its a plug and play. Dont waste your money on buying another router

u/ixforres · 4 pointsr/AskUK

If you're over 3 floors you won't be able to do it wirelessly with a single AP.

What you can do is run a cable to the first floor, put a switch or access point with a switch integrated there, run a cable from that to the second floor, switch there, same again on the third floor. Switches aren't mind-blowingly expensive for okayish ones.

If I were you I'd at the very least run a cable to the second floor and put a second access point in. Something like this. I'd throw some switches in - if you want absolute cheap as chips and aren't doing >100Mbps, this will do fine.

Wires are the right way to do things. If you can avoid wireless, do so. Wireless is for phones and other highly mobile devices. Laptops at desks, desktops, consoles etc should all be connected by wires.

u/cexshun · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I don't have a pic, but there are several like mine.

3d printed Pi stack

3d printed Anker stack(compatible with above stack)

Tiny switch 5V

Anker USB power brick

Then just a handful of 1ft ethernet cables and 1ft USB cables. You can buy the USB to Barrel power cable for the switch, or if you are comfortable with a soldering iron, make one yourself.

u/Aytrx · 3 pointsr/CoDCompetitive

An ethernet desktop switch. I have this one, so you could buy 2 of those or buy one bigger one.(16 port one). The 8 port switch wouldn't work because there would be 8 players but one of the ports must be used for the internet connection from your router or modem. LAN stand for Local Area Network, so that means you all need to be connected to the same ip.

u/Chelsea182 · 3 pointsr/techsupport

Power line adapters and a switch. You would not have to run any cables through your house. The power line adapter uses your existing electrical wiring to transfer data. You then use a switch to plug all your devices into.

Edit spelling

u/tajwk · 3 pointsr/CableManagement

Pick up a cheap network switch and you only need to run one long cable

u/a_magic_wizard · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/yoshi_bro · 3 pointsr/emu

Yes. I haven't heard of many problems with stealing. In terms of bringing your own router, depending on how you set up your room you might not need one. I bought an Ethernet switch for 10 bucks and could connect to 4 things (mine was set up to my roku, ps3, ps4, and computer). That way is cheaper than a router and it gets the job done. The internet is pretty dang good actually.

The one I got is $9.95 on Amazon

TP-Link 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D)

u/OSPFv3 · 2 pointsr/techsupport

You can use a regular ethernet switch.

It shouldn't influence performance unless you've saturated the line by doing something intensive on both systems.

What speeds is your internet package? (Upload & Download)

If it doesn't exceed 80mbps you should be safe with a cheap 10/100 switch.

Here are my suggestions. Cheap, but should be fine. High quality & supports gigabit.

u/zyberwoof · 2 pointsr/halo

If using wireless, then just use the wireless router.

If you want it to be hardwired, then you need 4 open Ethernet ports, 4 Ethernet cables, and something assigning IP addresses. In most cases, your wireless router at home is already assigning IP addresses via DHCP. Don't worry, this won't get any more technical.

Your router likely has Ethernet ports. 1 for the modem. This one is likely on the side, and my be a different color. Leave this one alone. Next, you likely have 4 other ports. If all of these are empty, or you can unplug something, then all you need are 4 Ethernet cables that are long enough and you are good to go.

If your router doesn't have 4 open ports, then you'd want an Ethernet switch with 5 or more ports. A 10/100 switch is plenty fast. Getting a Gigabit or 10/100/1000 switch would be overkill, but perfectly fine. Here is an example of a cheap switch. Now, you'll want 5 Ethernet cables. 1 to go from the wireless router to the switch, and 4 to go to the Xboxes. The length of each depends on your setup.

u/TaedusPrime · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If your modem has 4 available Ethernet ports then it's probably a modem/router combo. A normal modem only has one port.

If you don't wanna move anything you can buy a cheap 4-5 port network switch and plug it into one of your router ports to expand it and use one of the ports on that switch for the adapter.

I prefer just using the PowerLine kits to get a good wired source to where you need it then plugging a access point into that. Wireless extenders are only as good as your existing wireless signal which in your case seem poor in that area.

Here's an idea of parts to get a reliable wireless signal to another side of house.

5 port switch to your router, from the switch to the PowerLine adapter. From the other powerline adapter in your target room/area to the access point. Then setup the access point and name it "Other side of house wifi" lol

This should give you a great full bar wifi source without uprooting your existing setup.

u/redditgoogle · 2 pointsr/GTAV

Oh definitely, be sure to get a network switch to go with it if you're using multiple devices. I bought this switch to go with my adapter and again, works fine.

u/fokusfocus · 2 pointsr/OnHub

This is what I ended up getting

Should be ok right?

u/TemptedTemplar · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A small unmanaged switch merely splits the potential bandwidth to any device plugged in.

So you could share your internet without the need for any kind of programs or software bridging.

u/Buelldozer · 2 pointsr/tablotv

You use a network switch like this one:

You take the network cable from the wall into the switch, then you take a network cable from the switch to the Tablo and another network cable to the Amazon Fire.

That's it. Nothing to configure or fuss with and both things are functional at the same time.

u/SheeEttin · 2 pointsr/unrealengine

I assume that would work, but that's a big assumption. The guide you linked should work, but you can stop after step 6. You don't need the workgroup.

I would definitely test it before trying to use it live. If it doesn't work, you can get a cheap switch, plug them both in with normal Ethernet, configure static IPs, and it should work fine.

u/duck_oil · 2 pointsr/hardware

The USB port on the other router can be used to share printers or share hard drives. Not every router with USB ports have the same features though.

The more expensive router also has gigabit ethernet, not sure if that's important to you or not.

Your setup looks good to me. Just so you know, you can buy a switch
which will give you more Ethernet ports to work with if you need them in the future. You can also plug a wireless router into your existing modem, but that would take some network configuration skills

u/khangduong_ · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If you don't have many outlets by your PC (like me) i'd suggest buying a surge protecting outlet to plug everything onto it. I'll also link a 5 port ethernet connection that works well with the powerline adapter if youre planning on connecting more ethernets towards any other devices u might have in your room (PS4,Wii, Xbox, Smart tv).

^^ thats the surge protector outlet i use. I'm using about 9/12 atm and using the powerline adapter in my bottom wall outlet.

If you watch tech youtubers alot, you can check out this video that explains the powerline adapter since you aren't used to what theyre for.

u/pinumbernumber · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Okay, you have a few options here. The simplest would be a wireless repeater- something similar to this- placed mid-way between your rooms and refreshing the signal to provide strong wi-fi to your room. However, going through two layers of wireless will impact speed. There's a better way.

A quick note- do not just connect another router to the cable running to your roommate's router. This will usually work, but without special configuration, it will put you in a state called "double NAT", which is a headache. Especially if you game.

In your place, I would buy a separate switch and Access Point.

  • The long cable from your roomate plugs into the switch.
  • You will need a short cable to go from the switch to your PC.
  • A second short cable is needed to connect the AP to the switch.
  • Both the switch and AP need to be plugged in to power.

    Now, your PC's access is going:
    and your phone is going:

    You can configure a network name, password, etc for your Access Point, entirely separate from whatever wifi your roommate has.

    You can likely find a single product that can do both of these functions (a correctly reconfigured router can do the job), meaning fewer devices/wires and probably less cost. But if I had to buy a setup that I knew would work with a minimum of fuss and configuration, those are what I would buy.
u/JR_Bosshog · 2 pointsr/PokkenGame

You all need to get an ethernet switch. Most of you play near your computer or in a place where a computer is and "complain" about there not being any additional connections available. Now "switch" your fucking attitude and get a ethernet switch.

One Switch

Two Switch

Black Switch

White Switch

PS. I hate you all

u/lindseyxsims · 2 pointsr/PS4

Came to say this, I use this one! I highly recommend it!

u/Saffx · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

This is more related to networking than hardware, but if I were to buy a Network Switch like this and plug it directly into one powerline adapter downstairs (my router is upstairs) would it still work?

Basically I have the router and one powerline adapter upstairs and want to connect a powerline adapter and a network switch downstairs.

u/Setitimer · 2 pointsr/networking

No. You need a hub or switch. Then you could connect both machines to the hub, and connect the hub to the ethernet port, and use both machines at the same time. You can get a cheap switch for under $10 that will get the job done.

u/JackMeofVIII · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/SnappyCrunch · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Conventional wisdom seems to say that a phone cord of longer than about 15 feet can be pretty bad for DSL speed and reliability. I never understood that, because a phone cord might travel for an additional hundred feet or so inside the walls before it hits your exterior telephone network utility box, but there seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence to support the idea, so ::shrug::

At any rate, a Cat5 or Cat6 cable can be run 300 feet with few ill effects, and you can put a small network switch in there to repeat the signal if you can't find a single cable long enough to fit your needs or if you need to run a cable longer than 300 feet.

u/Otamotz · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Ah, I see. If you're on the fence about getting a router because you don't need a Wi-FI network an easy solution would be to order an Ethernet switch like this one. It's really cheap and it should speed up your xbox's connection too.

u/thisisjustmyworkacco · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I bought this one and I haven't seen any connection problems or lag.

u/TheRoyalBunghole · 2 pointsr/homelab

So when you configure pfsense you configure dhcp leases and you configure it to tell all the client's that get leases to use the ip of your pihole as the dns also you might need a cheap switch for all the devices this is a real good one TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SG105) but if your on a tight budget this works too TP-Link 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D)

u/ImLuckyOrUsuck · 1 pointr/computers

This is what I used, cheap and seems to do the trick.

u/TheSkyAndTheCosmos · 1 pointr/networking

Hi. I have a very basic/beginner question about a networking problem I am having at home.

My house is hardwired and I am using two ethernet switches to feed the cables through my house. My modem and router are in my living room. From there, they feed up to the closet in my bedroom to the first ethernet switch. That ethernet switch connects to the other rooms in the house. The second ethernet switch is in my office.

I am supposed to be receiving 100mbps downloand and 10 mbps upload. For years, we have gotten 60 and 10. The last time I inquired about this, the technician said it was because of my ethernet switches. I was using these and today I upgraded to these, thinking that the higher speed on the port capacity would allow me to get better speeds.

Clearly I am not educated enough in this area and I am missing something, because my speeds did not change at all. Can anyone help point me in the right direction? Am I looking at the wrong things to fix the issue?

u/p_sweezy · 1 pointr/BitcoinMining

You'll need a router one way or another to connect multiple devices to a single internet connection, so no, you can't directly connect it to your PC.

I don't know what kind of setup you have, but here's mine in case it helps. I have a wifi router that I use for my home network. My miners connect to from the garage wirelessly, using a TP-Link N300 travel router ( in bridge mode connected to a TP-Link 5 port switch ( If you have a wireless router and a single miner that is out of wired range, you can connect the N300 directly to the miner with an ethernet cable and put it in bridge mode to get the miner on the network wirelessly. If it's within wired range you'd just connect it directly to the router.

My setup was pretty much plug and play with DHCP, but YMMV.

u/RedBehrend · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Not sure if serious or a troll, just put it on a switch?

Also Ubiquiti can cover that 500mbs easy for the same price and give you better wifi.

u/A_AzianBubbleTea_C · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Here is the product page on Amazon

u/ninjetron · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

What's the model? A simple switch should be able fix that.

Simple switch:

If you want to spend some money you could get a proper router.

u/Infranix · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi


In my opinion, you should try getting a good LAN switch device with multiple ports. This switch from TP-Link is common and should be just fine. You should choose one with enough ports for your project if you need more, as the one linked only has 5 ports.

You should be alright with any decent LAN switch you can find online!

Good luck with your project! :)

u/AtheistCreationist · 1 pointr/news

i have this if i remember correctly if i was say streaming on laptop and on a console gaming wont the ping of the game be hindered by the laptop?

as both are going down the same cable?

u/Mthrboard · 1 pointr/perktv

I use this one

u/stevenw84 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

So those cat5 splitters online won’t work for hooking up multiple devices?

Would something like this be good enough? I assume go from modem to this, then 4 out.

u/greensparten · 1 pointr/xboxone
u/Jeffbx · 1 pointr/techsupport

Few more details -

Are you just trying to connect 2 machines together? If so, you need a crossover ethernet cable.

Are you trying to add a 2nd computer to the same network that your primary machine is on? If so, you need a switch & a couple more cables.

u/mtbrdr99 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, it sounds like you need a Ethernet hub. This usually does the trick, though there can be some issues with ip addresses...

u/sageofshadow · 1 pointr/Cinema4D

> Mod Answer

I had to remove this as this question is more of a /r/hardware or /r/buildapc kinda question (or any of those other PC focused subs) and not really a /r/cinema4d question - as what it's really asking is:

"how do I network 2 computers together"

..... But I know alot of those big tech subs can be a bit noob-question hate-y so I'll still help you out. You'll still get my messages in here, this thread just wont be in the subreddit.

> Fellow-Redditor Answer

.... I think you're confusing internet(global network) and ethernet(local network). either way...this question hurts my brain a little. I'm trying to figure out what kind of setup you would have that would allow one machine to be connected to the internet, and the other not even to your ethernet (network)... so by extension I can figure out what to recommend to you O.o

The only thing I can see is that you have a desktop connected directly to an old ISP provided router that does not support wifi or have additional ethernet ports. like this.


You live in a dorm room. and thus, only have the wall mounted ethernet port to get onto your university network.


I can give you a long answer explaining everything so you understand - or I can give you a short answer......but either way more information on what your gear is and whats available to you and where this question is coming from would really help in giving you a better recommendation.

But immediate Short answer?

Buy this. or better yet This

connect them with Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cables.

I can give you the long answer too, or probably a better recommendation if you explain the situation a little more.


u/ghoulsnest · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I have the same Problem and this thing fixed it.

Its as simple as it can get

u/mareksoon · 1 pointr/Hubitat

I'm pleased to report back all delays I saw have ceased!

In case others have similar issues ... here's my LAN hardware.

None of my switches are managed, so unfortunately, I can't check port status or force them to 100/full.

Dropped pings and random Alexa timeouts only happen when Hubitat is connected to a switch port on my wireless router, a Buffalo WZR-1750DHP. With this device, I have no control over LAN port speed or duplex (from GUI or CLI); only WAN. I can't even see LAN port current status.

Everything is fine when Hubitat is connected to either one of the cheap-o switches I have connected to the WZR-1750DHP. For the record, those are:

TP-Link TL-SG1005D 5-Port Gigabit Switch

TP-Link TL-SF1005D 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch

Thanks again for your guidance! I came from a first-gen Wink hub, giving up on them after all the recent outages. I'm loving all I'm able to do with Hubitat so far. The only thing left on Wink is my Quirky Power Pivot, which is headed to the curb along with the Wink hub once I get new smart switched outlets in place.

u/billdanski · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Not sure , but it seems like the problem is with the Connectify software. I would suggest just getting a switch

u/aschwan41 · 1 pointr/CarletonU

Another thing that you can use is a Network Switch. This is the one that I use. As far as I am aware, it is like a router, but without the wifi.

u/ClpReddit · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking
u/ensum · 1 pointr/techsupport

If you have Ethernet going to the room, you might be able to use the modem as a switch. Try plugging Ethernet from your Nighthawk into the Modem switch ports and plug another device into the modem and see if that device is able to connect. It may or may not work, but it's worth a shot. Otherwise you can pickup a 10/100 switch for like 10 bucks probably.

Local link speed maxes out at 100mbps though.

Gig switches are a little more but imo probably worth it in the long run.

u/xXblain_the_monoXx · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

TP-Link 5 Port Fast Ethernet Switch | Desktop Ethernet Splitter | Ethernet Hub | Plug and Play | Fanless Quite | Unmanaged (TL-SF1005D)

u/snorkelbagel · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

You got gigabit lan ports on the modem. You don’t need a full router unless you want to extend your wifi or something.

You need this for $10- TP-Link 5 Port Fast Ethernet Switch | Desktop Ethernet Splitter | Ethernet Hub | Plug and Play | Fanless Quite | Unmanaged (TL-SF1005D)

This is only 100 Megabit ports, the Gigabit port models are around $20. But with the way ADSL speeds drop off, and unless you do a lot of internal file moving, the cheaper option will probably be fine.

Find a rj45 (ethernet) socket in whatever room the modem is in, should be in the wall, run a cable from wall to one of the LAN ports on the modem/router unit, then run a cable upstairs from wall to switch, and then a cable to your computer, xbox, whatever.

u/xAragon_ · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Thanks a lot!

My switch is 802.3x so I guess I can't use it to power the Pi if I get the PoE HAT :/

u/xomm · 1 pointr/bladeandsoul

> I cannot use an ethernet cable because the only cable left is used by my family member.

10 bucks fixes this problem

u/JamieOnUbuntu · 1 pointr/BitcoinMining

A single S5 is going to be much more power efficient than running three S3s. If you have free/very cheap power then go with the S3s, otherwise get an S5.

Two 750w power supplies should work fine, just make sure that you have enough PCI-E ports, and that you don't connect the same blade to two separate power supplies.

You can run them off one Ethernet port from your router if you get a basic network switch like this or this.

Hope this helped!

u/sew3521 · 1 pointr/Hue

Here you go

The Hue comes with an Ethernet cord. You will need an extra one to go from the router to the switch though. So buy one of those, unless you have an extra at home.

u/Puptentjoe · 1 pointr/gtaonline

All my stuff is hard wired, not a fan of wireless, so everything near my tv is routed through a switch. You can disconnect the wire that connects the switch to the router and that will kick you out of your session into one with just you.

Here's a cheap switch if you want one.

u/rtey31 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Then go with something cheap like this one. It's kind of like a power splitter for ethernet. You can also go with the gigabit ethernet version if you have a very fast connection, though I doubt that your dorm does.

u/Gawd129 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Looks like I was mistaken. I was reading reviews for this TP-Link 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D) and one said it was only half, but now I see they were wrong.

Though I do have another similar question. I suspect it's worth the extra few bucks to get a 1000Mb switch over a 100. Any compelling reason I might be wrong about that?

u/karybdus · 1 pointr/ASU

So sorry! Yesterday got really busy. I got this in the five port switch

u/nab_illion · 1 pointr/PS4

just get a switch and long ethernet cables. Speeds on wifi are never stable even with expensive gaming router

u/Terribl3Tim · 1 pointr/PS4

I use a powerline adapter which then goes to a switch and everything in my entertainment centre is connected to the switch.

I use cheap powerline adapters and a £6 TP-Link switch I got of Amazon. All wired up with dirt cheap cat5 cable I took from work.

The switch isn't necessary for you but worth considering as it gives you expansion options.

If anyone comes on here suggesting you use Cat 6 or 7 and need to buy expensive adapters then tell them to fuck off. I'm a 32 year old senior IT technician with 10+ years of experience and when it comes to home networking you don't need anything fancy to get a good setup.

EDIT: these TP-Link 600 Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, No Configuration Required, UK Plug (TL-PA4010KIT V1.20) - Pack of 2

And this: TP-LINK TL-SF1005D 5-Port 10/100 Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch - White

u/GGImBatman · 1 pointr/techsupport

Thanks, do you mean something like this?

u/augustinecpu · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Ooh boy

As a jr network engineer I got a slight chub reading this.

You need, like you said, an ethernet hub.

But now they aren't called hubs, they're called switches. And technically they serve the same function as a hub, but in a complete different and more efficient way.

Long story short, buy something like this.

You may want to buy the "gigabit" version if you are paying for faster speeds.

u/Bbrown43 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Yeah, MoCA would definitely be the best option but I don't think it would be that plausible with the location of my coaxial outlets. The Orbi is pushing the budget a little bit, but at the end of the day, I think I'll bite the bullet and try this out, and if it ends up sucking Amazon has a great return policy.

Now I know you mentioned how Google WiFi is just managed extenders above, so I assume that means you think I'd be better off going with the Orbi? They're both close to $300, so I want to make sure I'm going with the best choice here. If it makes any difference, these networks are pretty much gonna be only used for Hue, Google Home, and Alexa, and Phones and tablets and maybe the occasional laptop, never really for gaming or VoIP. Gaming and VoIP will be through the powerlines.

And when it comes to the powerline adapters I have setup currently, should I just keep using those, upgrade them, or move to wireless? I have one of the powerlines hooked up to a TP-Link Switch, and I don't know if that's a no-no either, or a bottleneck on my speeds. I know they aren't optimal, but I think its the best option I have for stability. And when I upgrade, should I leave those plugged into the modem, or to the new APs?

Thanks so much once again!

u/Got_ist_tots · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Thanks! I will switch to a switch. Anything particular to look for? Something simple like this: switch
Anything I need to do to set things up? Thanks again!

u/s0m3f00l · 1 pointr/fireTV

buy a 10 dollar unmanged switch like this one

plug one cable into the LAN or the conection going to the WIFI ROUTER/internet. one cable into the server. one cable into the FIRETV.


u/Mobscenee · 1 pointr/buildapc

Was looking at this ( Still thinking of buying a 100ft Ethernet cable and running it as it could be better than a switch. Most people recommend the switch though. I have TP Link repeater and used a ethernet cable connected from it and it was still lagging.

u/Actor117 · 1 pointr/techsupport

A switch will allow everything connected to it to connect to the internet at the same time. Each device will receive its own IP address from the DHCP service in your router.

That device you mentioned sounds like it might be a switch? Most basic switches can be purchased for around $20 and will have 4 ports total. One coming in from the router and 3 available to other LAN devices/equipment.

Edit: here's an example of a cheap switch for $10

u/bujuhh · 1 pointr/smashbros

hmm.. interesting then. So with a network switch such as this I could just plug it in through my 1 ethernet port in my room and then just plug in my switch/pc from that? Or does this switch need to connect directly to the router? Because the router is in the living room at my apartment and cant exactly move it to my room

u/entropylaser · 1 pointr/GoogleWiFi

Cheers for the reply. Assuming you're referencing this one?

u/felixpeitsche · 1 pointr/xbox

You just need to connect the xboxes with a LAN cable. U may need an adapter since you want to connect 3 consoles. I'm not sure if you can play online when consoles are connected by LAN.



u/tilldrop · 1 pointr/DJs

The (expensive) hardware solution with Serato: Get a Rane SL 2,3 or 4 interface. That will allow you use the CDJ2000s like some bigger sized DDJ platters/controllers with Serato.

The (free, but maybe time intensive) software solution with Rekordbox: Download Rekordbox, reorganize your library in Rekordbox (this might help) and either

u/Ebdain · 1 pointr/techsupport

If money is a concern, I'd suggest looking at TP-Link switches. They are super cheap (price wise) but get high reviews on Amazon.

This one should meet your needs. The only downside is it's 10/100 only (no gigabit). It'll still work fine with whatever you and your roommate have.

u/LolFishFail · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

That's so weird, I was editing my post about switches as you left your comment.

I will need about 5 ports on a switch, for a PC and other bits and bobs, even games consoles possibly for downtime gaming.

So these are the ones I'm looking at: and

Could you rundown the step by step process to set this up? Also, what's your solution when it comes to the possibility of a power surge in bad weather etc...

Are there special surge protectors for that sort of thing, since a cable will be trailed outdoors.

Thank you for replying! I appreciate it.

u/PM_ME_UR_SCOOTER · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Don't bother with 2 ports, just get a 5 port. I own two of these gigabit switches but if you want to cheap out with a 100mbit switch, here's the one,

Make sure to get 2 more Ethernet cables when you order.

u/TheMoronWhisperer · 1 pointr/computers

> While you can technically split an Ethernet connection, a switch is a cleaner solution.

I know nothing about switches, so I googled it. It turns out I meant a switch, not a splitter. Here's an example:

>For WiFi just look for devices with 5Ghz and support for things like band steering and MIMO (multiple input/multiple output streams, basically improving speeds).

So, if I look for at least those minimum specs, it shouldn't matter what I get then? I'm not a power user and I don't upload much beyond consumer level stuff. I'm just trying to update my router so I don't have drops and I won't have reset it regularly.

u/fukitol- · 1 pointr/networking

Don't use a splitter (basically a non-switched hub). This will introduce tons of network latency. You can get this switch for $10

u/gunzor · 1 pointr/techsupport

A good 5-port, 10/100 switch for under $10 is the TP-Link TL-SF1005D.

Under $20 is the TL-SG105, which is 10/100/1000.

u/Frenesy · 1 pointr/italy

Quale sarebbe la differenza tra Switch e prolunga? Perché è differente scegliere tra Switch e Cavo?

Non posso cambiarlo perché l'ho comprato di 12 metri 2 mesi fa pagandolo 20+euro e ora non voglio pagare altri 20+ euro per un cavo di 13 metri. SONO VERY MAD PER LA MIA POCA LUNGIMIRANZA.

u/xyzzzzy · 1 pointr/Internet

Points for creativity but you're making this way too hard. Buy a cheap Ethernet switch and call it a day TP-LINK 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D)

If you don't have an Ethernet port in the laptop Cable Matters 202023 USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Adapter (Black)

u/jamielfc1994 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Would this do the job? TP-LINK TL-SF1005D Five Port 10/100 Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch

u/Sudzy1225 · 1 pointr/computer_help

Yes! you just need a "Switch" - here

Hopefully this is what you wanted. Where is the modem located?

EDIT: Sorry. I Re-read what you said. I get it now lol

EDIT 2: rethinking this - it would depend on if the cable coming through the wall is a straight through, or a crossover cable. A crossover isn't "Ideal" but IN MY EXPERIENCE works just fine.

u/HittmanLevi · 1 pointr/techsupport

Could I run just 1 cable and use something like this?

u/Im1ToThe337 · 1 pointr/techsupport

I'm looking at one on amazon

So the switch and the router don't have to be connected at all? Or do I have to connect them in some way? The switch I've linked is quite cheap compared to a router. Does that mean there are downsides to using a switch vs. a router? Thanks for answering my questions too, by the way. I appreciate it.

u/wagon153 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

In which case, you'd want a Switch.

u/iCommentSomtimes · 1 pointr/techsupport

Awesome, thanks. Out of curiosity, do you know what kind of speed I will need with/in the switch to not slow me down too much?

I get something like 24Mb/s. Would a cheap splitter cause a bottleneck? Or will they all cover that?

I was looking at something like this:

u/Rickles360 · 1 pointr/PS4

I spent $10 on amazon for a 100Mb switch. If I need a nice switch I can upgrade and only be out of ten bucks. I could have spent 5 times as much and had a future proof gigabit switch with a bunch of ports but for the ps4s usage the experience would be identical. I'm not using ps4 for gigabit speed anything... So far it works great.

u/jpaek1 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Then there's not really a way to do what you are asking without purchasing or acquiring an additional piece of equipment such as a router or switch/hub.

Plug this device into your modem, then plug the computers into it as well.

Here's where you may run into a problem though. The modem you purchased is a straight up modem and has no DHCP or firewall/router capabilities listed. This is a security concern. Not only that, but unless your ISP will allow you to pull down multiple IP addresses only one computer will ever connect at a time.

But the setup is possible and you'd have to use Internet Connection Sharing in Windows. It is just not advisable.

What you would want to get is an actual router, something like this:

However, that model I listed is only a 100mb so if you have really faster internet, this might bottleneck your connection and you might need to get a 1000mb (1gig) router. You would want something that handles DHCP.

What you need to specify for a better answer:

Can you spend any money and if so, what is the budget?

What is your internet speed?

u/isthattrulyneeded · 1 pointr/Steam_Link

Yep, here's the US version at 100mbps -

You can do this yourself and you don't need your ISP. Find the switch, plug in all the cables

(ISP Router)-->(hub),


(hub)-->(steam link)

u/vigneshrk · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking
  1. i have an imac

  2. network switch: TP-LINK 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D)ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
u/BitcoinAllBot · 1 pointr/BitcoinAll

Here is the post for archival purposes:

Author: Svecistan


>Me and a buddy are about to buy five L3+'s within the next couple of days. We are just figuring out how to run everything at our house. We are going to buy the power supplies from bitmain for each of the miners and I'm not 100% sure how I am going to provide power to all 5 PSU's.

>We are going to be setting them up in the basement with winter coming it will be quite cold down there, and there is also the circuit breaker down there. There are only a couple outlets and I'm not sure how many machines I can run off a single outlet. Is there a way to provide steady power without having problems?

>The second smaller issue is getting an internet connection to all five devices. The router and modem in the house are on the top floor. I have a good internet connection averaging 100mb/s down, and a strong router which still provides decent connection in the basement. Would it be easier to set them up on a wifi connection with something like this? And then a wifi adapter going into one of the ports. I may be able to get an ethernet connection down there. If that is possible, what should I then use to connect all the miners?

u/makar1 · 1 pointr/DJs

You need an Ethernet Switch, as well as either a Thunderbolt-Ethernet or USB-Ethernet adapter for your laptop.

u/Lobanium · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

With a switch.

I assume your router is very far away or on a different floor from all your devices, otherwise why get these MoCA adapters.

Here's a cheap 5 port switch. You can get switches with A LOT more ports than that if you need more.

TP-Link 5 Port Fast Ethernet Switch | Desktop Ethernet Splitter | Ethernet Hub | Plug and Play | Fanless Quite | Unmanaged (TL-SF1005D)

u/dontgetaddicted · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

I would put a standard gigabit switch in your bedroom, not a router. You can pick up a 4 port Netgear at Walmart for like $25. Here's on for $17 on Amazon TP-Link 5 Port Fast Ethernet Switch | Desktop Ethernet Splitter | Ethernet Hub | Plug and Play | Fanless Quite | Unmanaged (TL-SF1005D)

As far as an AP this Netgear appears decent
NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Access Point (WAC104)

Really you could just drop that AP in, it has a built in gigabit switch. But I prefer single use devices.

u/iTzzKoLT · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

I recommend considering TP-Link switches. This 5 port gigabit switch by TP-Link may suit your home network if you have fast internet and or send large files between boxes, even if you don't this may be the best.

I picked up my first switch from TP-Link which was a 5 port 10/100 switch until I upgraded to an 8 port gigabit switch(same design as the one I mentioned). Alternatively, you can consider for a more housey kind of look with different features - just choose between Fast Ethernet or Gigabit to suit your needs.

u/bleeps__ · 1 pointr/gtaonline
u/TheCraftingKid · 1 pointr/buildapc

Some questions about wifi related things with a PC.

  1. If I want to use Ethernet, but my router is stored in another place of my house, can I use something like this to connect the Ethernet cable to? Will it be the same thing as connecting it to my router?

  2. What are wireless network adapters? I've seen the lil PCI-E ones that just connect right to the motherboard, but I don't know what they do. Do they just give you better WiFi, or what?

    Sorry for stupid questions
u/zenova360 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

up to 100mbps

up to 1gbps

I personally have that Netgear one and it's been online for months without getting switched off. Rock solid.

u/ctarbet · 1 pointr/techsupport

You need a network switch on your desk so both computers can share the single wire. $10 fix.

u/Reygle · 1 pointr/techsupport

10 bucks.

There's no such thing as an "ethernet splitter".

u/slash_32 · 1 pointr/networking

Try getting a cheap shitty 4 port switch somewhere. But avoid anything that's called a hub instead of switch.

Your school/dorm might limit the amount of mac addresses they allow per port (dorm room) or only hand out one IP address per port(dorm room)... so if the switch option doesn't work out, try using a shitty router from best buy, craigslist, etc.

Also, study technology while in school. You'll be happy you did

u/hab136 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

How would you find what? Ethernet cable? Amazon, Monoprice, etc. Even your local Home Depot and Lowe's would have them; they'll also have bulk cable (for making your own Ethernet cables). They also have jacks for your wall so you could go through walls cleanly. As this is an apartment, you probably don't want to make anything so permanent, but if your landlord is cool he could allow it, or he could even set it up for you.

Anyways, all that's really necessary is to get a long cable, plug one end of the cable into your router/modem combo, and then other end in your computer. That's it. You can run it along the wall, using raceway that just stick to the wall, or duct tape, or a staple gun (be sure not to pierce the cable), or however you like. Don't make the bends around corners too sharp.

If your modem/router combo only has one Ethernet port and it's in use, spend $10 on a switch and get another short Ethernet cable to connect it to your router/modem combo. If $10 is a lot of money, you could probably use your unused router as a switch by going into its settings and changing the IP so it doesn't interfere with the modem/router combo, then turning off DHCP on the unused router. Leave the "WAN" port alone and use the "LAN" ports as a switch.

u/AlphaMoose67 · -2 pointsr/smarthome