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Cat5 splitter

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If I use a cat5 splitter and run two separate cables from that splitter to two set-top boxes, will this cause signal problems (i.e. Increase in corrected/uncorrected blocks)?

Ron

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bigrv wrote:

If I use a cat5 splitter and run two separate cables from that splitter to two set-top boxes, will this cause signal problems (i.e. Increase in corrected/uncorrected blocks)?

Ron


 

There is no such thing as a Cat-(anything) splitter.

 

A switch is usually used to expand the number of connections. Due to the nature of the IPTV traffic, a small (5 port) Gigabit Ethernet switch is generally recommended.

 

 

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Re: Cat5 splitter

I would not use the device your are refering to. The "splitter" took 2 pairs of wired from a single cable and then allowed you to create 2 network connection. The problem with this is all fthe extra conenctions and the possibility of crosstalk. Use a small Ethernet switch to expand the number of ports.

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