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May 11, 2013 1:57:34 PM

So I missed a huge detail when setting up my computer in my room... I don't have an Ethernet port in my wall. The only one that is upstairs is being used by my dads computer so I am wondering if there is some sort of an adapter that I can buy that splits the connection since my brother uses my dads pc all of the time.

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May 11, 2013 2:08:08 PM

Buy a router.
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May 11, 2013 2:10:11 PM

Would the router work if one is already downstairs?
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May 11, 2013 2:12:20 PM

What is the router downstairs? Is it wired or wireless?

If it's wired do you have the ability to run a cable to your room?

If it's wireless do you have a wifi card in your computer?
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May 11, 2013 2:12:55 PM

Is the router connected to the modem? If so, then connect your Ethernet cable from your computer into a LAN port.
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May 11, 2013 2:15:38 PM

Downstairs in a panel in my dads closet is a modem and the router for the house internet. All of the ports on the back are full because they are going to 2 tv's, a blue ray player and to a wall port upstairs for his personal computer.
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May 11, 2013 2:22:03 PM

Sounds like you're either going to have to get a router with more ports or disconnect one of them. You can also daisy chain another router in...

There is no such thing as a "splitter" for networking.
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May 11, 2013 2:39:58 PM

There is a Spliiter, its called Hub .
Connect it to router and you can connect tv's and stuuf to it aswell.

You shud find it if you search on internet for Network Hub
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May 11, 2013 2:40:22 PM

The one in the panel downstairs is a netgear n600 dual band wireless gigabit router. Could I plug an old linksys wireless bridge into the back of my pc and use that?
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May 11, 2013 7:24:11 PM

Yes. You can connect a router into another router also called daisy chaining. A hub is a good idea too, but it's not a splitter. There is no such thing as an Ethernet splitter.
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