Application and Installation Instructions for Network Splitters

What they do: A pair of Network splitters will enable you to utilize a single Cat 5E cable run (which would ordinarily only handle a single 10/100 Base Ethernet connection) for two 10/100 Base Ethernet connections for two computers to connect onto the network. Please note that this will require an extra Hub/Switch or Router port and two additional patch cables.

What they Don't do: The Network Splitters will not create a new hub or router port. If you have a 4 Port router and need to get a 5th computer working than these splitters are not for you.

Here is a normal situation where a Cat 5E cable run is utilized for connection a single computer to the network:

In this scenario, the Network Manager needed to get a new employee on the network in a hurry. Instead of running a new cable, they utilized a pair of our Network Splitters to provide a new communication path from the network switch to the new computer over an existing in-wall cable that was already being used by another person.

1) Find out the number of the cable run and locate the corresponding Patch Panel port. There should be a single patch cable going from that port to a single router port.
2) Unplug the patch cable at the patch panel and replace it with one of the two splitters by plugging the male end of the splitter into the patch panel port.
3) Connect the two ports on the splitter to two ports on the router/switch using two patch cables.
4) Go to the wall outlet at the user location and unplug the single patch cable and replace it with the other splitter. Plug both computers onto the splitter using two patch cables.

NOTE: For applications where the cable which is installed in the walls and ceiling is terminated with a male plug (instead of a female socket as found on patch panels and wall outlets), you will need a Female/Female coupler (in RELATED PRODUCTS section for these spitters) for each male end to connect the splitter to.

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