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  • Wed, Apr 12 2017 9:02 AM

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    share 1 gigabit connection with 2 workstations? (to connect to ISIS/Nexis)

    Have anyone tried this?

     

    And what (small) switch do you use?

     

    It cant be often you use 100% of the bandwith....and have a room where its a bit problematic to drag new cables to.

  • Wed, Apr 12 2017 9:23 AM In reply to

    Re: share 1 gigabit connection with 2 workstations?

    Most CAT5/6 network points are wired with 4 twisted pairs and you normally only use 2. So you can get splitters fro each end to double the capacity. better than a switch.

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  • Wed, Apr 12 2017 11:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: share 1 gigabit connection with 2 workstations?

    brilliant!

     

    Thanks!

     

    EDIT: are you sure here? Everywhere I read they say that gigabit is not possible to split? (uses all 4 pairs)

     

     

  • Fri, Apr 14 2017 9:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: share 1 gigabit connection with 2 workstations?

    mkj:
    Everywhere I read they say that gigabit is not possible to split? (uses all 4 pairs)

    This is indeed the case. Gigabit networks are designed to use all four twisted pairs. This allows users to happily send Gigabit down Cat 5 cabling, creating four 250 Mbps channels (before encoding). Gigabit networks will work in situations where only two of the pairs are connected, but will fall-back to 100 Base-T.

    In theory, it should be possible to send the same signal down two pairs of Cat 6 cabling, as the bandwidth capability doubles per pair over Cat 5, but I don't know if there's any hubs/switches that will do this.

     

    EDIT: Just discovered there's something called 1000Base=TX which was designed to send Gigabit down just 2 pairs. From a quick Google search it seems that it hasn't really caught on in a big way, but you might find some hardware that uses this standard - probably be quite expensive!

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  • Wed, Apr 19 2017 12:19 AM In reply to

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    Re: share 1 gigabit connection with 2 workstations?

    mkj:

    brilliant!

     

    Thanks!

     

    EDIT: are you sure here? Everywhere I read they say that gigabit is not possible to split? (uses all 4 pairs)

     

    Are you planning on using both workstations at the same time? I think it will lead to lots of issues with traffic congestion but you best bet is a small gigabit switch. Hopefully you've got one lying around you can test.

     

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    Can we go back to the way audio nodes used to be selected? Please? ie if you have audio nodes at the same time on selected tracks; then selecting 1 audio node selects them all at that time. Having to shift select nodes or add an in and out is time consuming and counter productive. At least make it an option.

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