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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    Just about to send a PM now plexer.

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    Exactly 100mbit uses 2 pairs i.e 4 wires gigabit uses all 4 pairs.

    To run poe to 100mbit devices it uses the unused pairs.

    Therefore if you had 2 devices plugged into a splitter and also tried to use poe on it then something will get fried if it an unitelligent poe solution such as the dlink and buffalo ones that just push 48v down the wire instead of sensing if the device uses poe.

    Ben

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    Only cheat when youreally have to (and splitters are cheating)
    4/8port switches are cheap.

    regards
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    PS but the splitters will probably be more reliable

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    TBH you should be starting to think about gig to the clients in the next few years - gunna have to run new cables at some point, may aswell do it now.

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    You can get Netgear mini-switches for £20-odd quid for 5 or 8 ports. These are made out of metal and are very reliable plus you get more than one extra port.

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    I Use a plitter in one classroom without a problem.

    _bat_: I have a a couple of redundant 10Mb 'hubs' if you get really stuck...

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    I have a a couple of redundant 10Mb 'hubs' if you get really stuck...
    Heh, I have plenty of those kicking around !!

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    I have a 24 port switch sat on me desk does the job for me

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    We have a few of these in one suite as so many points are damaged and they work OK
    I would far prefer not to have them but I really havent noticed any problems.

    Its cheaper than fixing the points as that suite has them on posts rising out of the floor and they constantly get kicked

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    If they can make these, then surely it can't be that hard to make a faceplate with a built in hub/switch with say 2/4/8 ports. (hmmm...disappears off to the halfbakery...)

    EDIT: DOH - I should have looked further down the page, then I would have found the 4/6 port managed hub in a faceplate!!

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    3com do some as well I believe.

    Ben

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    We wired some cables up ourselves. It's not ideal by a long chalk and you find over more than a short distance the interference is noticable.

    OK for a bodge but that's all it is.

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    If they can make these, then surely it can't be that hard to make a faceplate with a built in hub/switch with say 2/4/8 ports. (hmmm...disappears off to the halfbakery...)
    Ive never seen them before - Im very impressed! Amazing

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    Re: Ethernet splitters

    I have been using Splitters for some time now. I think I have three in action at present. Two are being used to get a couple of printers on the network. Not experienced any problems at all.

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