is it worth gettint a ethernet spliters for a cable modem?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by DJPlace, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. DJPlace
    OP

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Member
    4,628
    392
    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    i had a choicbetween PS3 or laptop to log in here.i'm on my PS3 right now the places that are around here are wal-mart and radio shack and i'm looking to buy local... so are ethernet spliters worth modems to connect my PS3 and Laptop cause i only got ethernet port let me know.
     
  2. hatredg0d

    hatredg0d GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    253
    15
    Oct 15, 2009
    United States
    Minnesota
    ethernet spliters? you want a router or a hub.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,111
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    You can't have both have a connection at once, as home connections are only assigned one IP nowadays (at least, it's been 5+ years since I've heard of ISPs leasing two IPs to one household, they just toss a router at you).

    You'll likely just want a router.
     
  4. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,346
    782
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    ISPs still can lease 2 IPs toone household, but they make you lay through the nose for the second line.

    As above, get a router.
     
  5. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,714
    4,680
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Router, or a switch. Depending on what you're doing (if you want computer to computer file sharing, for example) you might want an Gigabit one (10/100/1000). For all intents and purposes, it more or less acts as a router, minus the wireless networking.

    If wireless is desirable, get a router. If you don't care about it, a cheap switch (as you see, newegg has em for 10 bucks minimum) could be good enough.

    Edit - also, note, an ethernet splitter is VERY different from an ethernet switch. I have a bunch of stuff in my room running off of a switch. If you're completely opposed to buying online, I don't believe Radioshack sells switches, I would imagine Walmart does, I know for a fact Target (I work there) and Best Buy do, if there happen to be any near you.