Network Cabling advice for Games Consoles

  Evolution 14:45 28 May 07


I run a single network cable from my router, (located upstairs), to my Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii, (located downstairs), so that I can access their various online services.

However it's a constant hassle having to unplug the network cable from one console in order to plug it in to another, to use another online

Is there any way I can plug the existing network cable, running from the router, in to a device ( i.e. a switch or a splitter), from which I can then run three network cables, one for each console and thus remove the need to continuously swap over the master cable?



  missingit 16:37 28 May 07
  Strawballs 16:47 28 May 07

click here This is a Hub and will share the bandwidth evenly and not only to the one being used.

click here This is a Switch and will deploy the bandwidth to the port or ports that are in use.

  Evolution 08:30 31 May 07

Thanks to all for the helpful advice.

Went for this Netgear switch:

click here

Hooked everything up last night and it's the perfect solution.

All consoles attached and online with no hit on performance at all.



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