Would using a CAT5 Ethernet splitter weaken the Speed of the connection?

by on August 15, 2011

Q: Would using a CAT5 Ethernet splitter weaken the Speed of the connection?


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    A splitter has a potential the lower the top theoretical speed of the Ethernet link, though you probably won’t even notice the difference. Note that it is highly unlikely you want to actually buy and use an Ethernet Splitter ( http://amzn.to/qsb0UB ).

    A splitter can only be used with one device at a time, the other device should be completely powered down, otherwise you’ll run into problems.

    For best results use a switch or router as appropriate on your network.