So here is my predicament, I have this PC connected to a DSL modem (Dynalink RTA1320)(has only one ethernet output) and I want to connect my other PC in my other house (300ft away), but I can't use a Router, Hub, or Switch because I don't have access/funds to get one right now.
I also only have 1 external IP address, and only one NIC on this pc (So I can't bridge them).
Is there any possible way to do this? can I splice the cable and add another Cat5E cable onto it and use it that way? would I be able to use both computers at the same time?
would there be any issues to this or any workarounds? thanks
300ft is pretty much the max for a Cat5 run, and if you add a splice, you will be adding tons of signal digradation. You will have what will probably be a very unreliable signal to the other end.
The other thing, ff you split the cable, only one of the computers will be able to use the internet at a time. When you want to use one PC, you will need to shut off the other one before turning it on.