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  • Wiring Up Home A Network Socket

    OK,

    So, at home, I have a couple of double network sockets ... cheap things but they work.

    In my attic I wired one up and, having only one wire in, figured I could simply run wires from one socket to the other (duplicate configuration i.e. port 1 connected to port 1, 2 to 2 etc.) and so provide two working sockets. Each socket works AOK but clearly I've done something wrong since both won't work at the same time so either I need to do some kind of in-socket-crossover or I need two wires in.

    Can anyone advise me on this?

    Thx

    Keke
    J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
    The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

  • #2
    I'm having trouble visualising this. Do you have a photo/diagram showing what you have done?
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    • #3
      Sounds like they are wired in series just like the power cables. If I am correct, this doesn't work like 10Base2. You need to have a cable from the switch to each point. Each socket will work as long as there is only one patch lead connected at a time. Run a second cable and then maybe you might need a new RJ45 socket since the connectors that you punch the wires into may have been spread a little due to having a second wire punched down into it. It could make for a flaky connection.

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      • #4
        Hi Blood,

        Originally posted by Blood View Post
        I'm having trouble visualising this. Do you have a photo/diagram showing what you have done?
        I had to create a diagram which should make it clearer.

        Keke
        J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
        The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JJKing View Post
          Sounds like they are wired in series just like the power cables. If I am correct, this doesn't work like 10Base2. You need to have a cable from the switch to each point. Each socket will work as long as there is only one patch lead connected at a time. Run a second cable and then maybe you might need a new RJ45 socket since the connectors that you punch the wires into may have been spread a little due to having a second wire punched down into it. It could make for a flaky connection.
          I guess each pin is in series i.e. 1 connected to 1, 2 to 2 etc. ... I had assumed it would therefore work just like a hub. Maybe I have to somehow do a crossover and, if so, I'm asking what pins should be connected to what other pins?

          Keke
          J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
          The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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          • #6
            Ethernet doesn't work that way, unfortunately. You will need to have a separate cable (all 8 wires) from each socket back to your switch.
            The best you could do with your setup is an "either - or" where only one socket can be active at a time
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            • #7
              If you're trying to drive 2 ethernet devices from a single socket, it is do-able, but not the way you've done it. You can drive 2 ethernet devices through a single cable through the walls, but only at a max of 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) per device. Each ethernet cable has 8 wires, but in Ethernet (10Mbps) or FastEthernet (100Mbps) speeds, only 4 wires are physically used. That means the cable through the wall can carry 2 separate channels of data simultaneously, but as I said, only up to Fast Ethernet. GigabitEthernet (1000Mbps) uses all 8 wires for 1 channel so can't be split. The way you do this is with a pair of ethernet splitters.

              If you search for 'ethernet splitter' on , you'll find them available lots of places, and they're not expensive. Plug one of these splitters into each end of the existing trunk cable, and then plug 2 switch ports from your router into the 2 splitter sockets on that end of the trunk, and now you can drive 2 devices at 100Mbps at the other end. If you want Gig speeds, you'll have to look to other solutions.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ossian View Post
                Ethernet doesn't work that way, unfortunately. You will need to have a separate cable (all 8 wires) from each socket back to your switch.
                The best you could do with your setup is an "either - or" where only one socket can be active at a time
                Which is what I have ... OK

                Keke
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                The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RicklesP View Post
                  If you search for 'ethernet splitter' on , you'll find them available lots of places, and they're not expensive. Plug one of these splitters into each end of the existing trunk cable, and then plug 2 switch ports from your router into the 2 splitter sockets on that end of the trunk, and now you can drive 2 devices at 100Mbps at the other end. If you want Gig speeds, you'll have to look to other solutions.
                  OK ... thanks for that

                  Keke
                  J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
                  The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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