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Trev
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Re: Can someone help me understand Anveo/VoIP terminology?

said by jobr:

you would have to get either an ethernet splitter (only works if your network is not gigabit)

... what is this device? I've never heard of such a thing and pretty sure it can't exist given how modern networks are wired.
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jobr

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I only learned of their existence recently too. See »superuser.com/questions/104050/d···d-switch for a good explanation.


Trev
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I see. It's not so much a splitter as it is a way to violate the standards and misuse the additional conductors inside the network cable.

It's the same kind of hack (and yes, it's a hack) that can be used to add an ethernet signal to the telephone wiring in buildings that have cat5 wired up to each phone jacks, but no wiring for networks.

Both the switch and what I described should be last resorts only.
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hardly
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reply to Trev
There is a relevant thread in the Networking forum:

»Ethernet split

jobr

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said by Trev:

Both the switch and what I described should be last resorts only.

Could you please expand on this a bit? I agree that the splitter is a hack, but what's wrong with adding a switch?


Trev
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said by jobr:

said by Trev:

Both the switch and what I described should be last resorts only.

Could you please expand on this a bit? I agree that the splitter is a hack, but what's wrong with adding a switch?

s/switch/splitter/

Sorry, a proper network switch is perfectly acceptable. Using the "unused" conductors is not a best practice.
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