Ethernet Splitter


  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
       #1

    Ethernet Splitter


    Would there be any possible way I could connect one of these

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-3X-Ether...EAAOxyD9JSALUY

    and plug my WD My Cloud to it AND my PC so they can share a connection?
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  2. Posts : 1,416
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
       #2

    Only one device can be active at a time. You need a switch as it will control the traffic to the right device.

    https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-5-Port-Ethernet-Desktop-TL-SF1005D/dp/B000N99BBC/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1492227241&sr=1-4&keywords=ethernet%2Bswitch&th=1


    Jim
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  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Phone Man said:
    Only one device can be active at a time. You need a switch as it will control the traffic to the right device.

    https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-5-Port-Ethernet-Desktop-TL-SF1005D/dp/B000N99BBC/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1492227241&sr=1-4&keywords=ethernet%2Bswitch&th=1


    Jim
    I have an Ethernet Switch. Here's what i'm wanting to do. I have a WD My Cloud drive connected, but I don't want it open to the public or to my ISP. They have already deleted my stuff once, and i don't want it to happen again. So, i'm basically just wanting my WD My Cloud drive to be accessible to me. I was going to connect it straight to my computer.
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Get a motherboard with 2 lan port and that would be probs solved.
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  5. Posts : 12,475
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    You'd have to use a pair of such splitters. There's 4 pairs of wires in the cable [8 wires] but the network uses only 2 pairs. There are such splitters but they are nowhere as cheap as offered in that ad, more like $20 to $50 each and need 2. The Ethernet Switch is the better way to go if not wanting to add a second Ethernet adapter creating a second Network. I have 2 NAS drives plugged into an 8-port Switch connected to a port on the Router and haven't had a problem.
    ethernet splitter at DuckDuckGo
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  6. Posts : 1,416
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
       #6

    Check out these USB to Ethernet cables.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref...qid=1492285861

    Jim
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