[Q] Can I use a splitter on CAT 5 patch cable to connect
two computers to one data source?
[A] No. The problem with this has to do with the fact that a computer
has to communicate with the network using a unique address.
When using a DSL or Cable router for example, these addresses
are given out by the router to each PC, giving it a unique identity
on the network. If you attempted to join two different computers
on the single connection on a DSL or Cable modem, using just
an RJ45 splitter, it would not work due to the fact that
both computers would be trying to communicate at the same time
to the same place.
are specialized applications where two signal can be carried
within a single 8-conductor, 4-pair CAT 5 Cable. This of course
is custom wiring configuration and is normally only used to
carry a low and high frequency signal on the same line. A splitter
is usually only used when you have a specific layout that calls
for an inactive workstation on one end of the run at a time.
This is not a common practice and is rarely seen.
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