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I am looking for the best way to network my small business. I have an office where my router/modem are located, and then 2 more computers in another room. I can route Ethernet to this room with about 75 ft of cabling, and I would like to do this because my computers on Ethernet are getting 3x the speed as computers on wireless.

Is there any way I can use just one Ethernet cable to span the 75 feet, and then maybe 2 smaller ones to go to the two computers from there? If there's a simple way to do this, maybe with a connector that would be ideal, as opposed to buying over 150 ft of cabling. Thanks!

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What you're looking for is called a switch.

  • Hmm, I've read that an Ethernet switch would only allow internet to one device at a time, we need both computers to be able to use the internet at the same time. Can we do that with a switch? – Nathan May 31 '14 at 20:57
  • This is what you're talking about I assume - futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/… – Nathan May 31 '14 at 21:00
  • @Nathan - yes, but you might as well pay a few dollars more and get one that's Gigabit-capable. – EEAA May 31 '14 at 21:05
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    Item 1: Whatever you've been reading, it's not helping. Read something else instead. Item 2: Yes, that's a switch, and its capacity is likely to be adequate for your purposes, though it is quite a lot cheaper than what we would specify professionally. As @EEAA mentioned, faster/better switches are available. – Skyhawk May 31 '14 at 21:07
  • @Nathan I don't know what you read, but you definitely misunderstood it. If you got enough switches, you can easily have 100 computers online. – kasperd May 31 '14 at 21:09

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