So i have this issue where a computer lab has a splitter and there is another computer lab that is extremely far from the lab. Due to budget, i'm wondering if its possible to run a ethernet cable from a splitter to a router (1st port) and then connect the secondary computer lab to the router. In other words, Modem -> Splitter -> Router -> Computer
The normal way would be:
Modem -> router -> devices
Modem -> router -> switch(es) -> devices
The router is the key component, because it is the DHCP server.
its a typical 20+ port switch, the problem we have is that the lab is already wired using the splitter but we want to bring internet to the other lab so is it possible to run another router/splitter from the original splitter to the lab
Like Splitter (1st room) -> Splitter/Router (2nd room) -> devices