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  1. Jun 7, 2011 #1 of 28
    alek

    alek New Member

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    As followers of my stupid questions will know. :)

    I have one tivo on altepg, getting epg by way of one of John McKirdy's network card and another on bog standard dialup to tivo.

    When the fateful day comes and tivo pull the plug, can I, after putting altepg image and a network card on tivo 2, then use a splitter on the erhernet cable and run them both off that connection, or do I need a seperate connection to the router for each tivo.

    I have a spare connection if needed but one cable is easier to hide than two.

    Alek
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 #2 of 28
    Heuer

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    You will need two cables or buy an ethernet switch, plug both TiVo's into that and use the existing cable to your router. You can buy an ethernet splitter (you will need a pair, one at each end) which makes use of the redundant two twisted pairs in a Cat5 cable. But if you are thinking of adding any more network enabled kit (PS3, Popcorn Hour NMP, Blu-Ray live, Network capable TV) I would spring for a 4 port switch.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 #3 of 28
    Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    I have a 24 port green gigabit switch behind the TV.

    Under 10 watts of power but has a cooling fan which make noise :(

    Automan.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 #4 of 28
    worm

    worm Damn The Man!

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    Yeah, a switch is totally worth it, and they're not pricey. I got a Belkin one for about 15 quid
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 #5 of 28
    CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    I'd agree, definitely go for a switch. They're not too expensive - £12 for a Netgear 5-port on Amazon. I've got one feeding 2 x TiVo, 1 x PS3 and 1 x FreeSat box.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 #6 of 28
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  7. Jun 7, 2011 #7 of 28
    alek

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    Thanks guys.

    Alek
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 #8 of 28
    mutant_matt2

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    Automan, I thought I was bad (friends and collegues certainly take the piss a little) with an 8-port Gigabit switch in the TV kit cabinet, which is nearly, full, but a 24-port with a fan.... ;)

    Next you're gonna tell us it's a managed switch!? ;) :p :D (acutally, at some point, I do plan to move to managed switches, now they are consumer priced! ;) )
     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 #9 of 28
    Automan

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    I used to have a managed one but only 100M

    Also it used to draw over 25 watts from what I recall...

    Automan.
     
  10. worm

    worm Damn The Man!

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    I've got a 24 port switch sitting up in the attic collecting dust. Too noisy.
     
  11. Olly

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    Go with your original idea. If you have a spare connection at the other end of the cable use a cable splitter at both ends to share the existing single cable. It's the cheaper option, uses no power and makes use of the spare pairs in the cable.

    See example here or slightly cheaper from cpc.
     
  12. TCM2007

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    Your switch makes noise? How?
     
  13. Nimbus

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    maybe its an 'older', or 'server class' managed switch, with an internal fan ?

    I've got a 24 port cisco switch sat in my pile of old hardware that I dont use for the same reason...
    Fine in a comms/server room, not so good in the lounge..
     
  14. Ian_m

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    The Linksys SRW2024 24 port managed switches we have at work are fanless. Replaced USR Robotics 16 ports switches fitted with a main fan from a hovercraft :eek:

    Way overkill for home (or even small business), but we had major network lockup issues (ie all machines in certain areas locked at once) and these were part of attempts to fix it. Actual cause in the end was errent network driver on a SQL server and and old XP machine on the Gb network.
     
  15. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    Looks good but over £300.00

    My one is a
    TP-Link TL-SG1024D 24-Port Desktop Gigabit Switch @ £62.70 each + VAT

    I was thinking of taking it apart to see if the fan could either be removed, slowed down or replaced with a better one.

    Automan
     
  16. Ian_m

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    The Netgear GS116 (unmanaged 16 port Gb switch) I have on my desk at work in front of me is fanless.
     
  17. worm

    worm Damn The Man!

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    It's pretty old, can't remember what make, but yeah, it's got a fan.
     
  18. TCM2007

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    I've only ever had 5 or 8 port unmanaged ones, which don't have any noise making stuff in them.
     
  19. alek

    alek New Member

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    Already ordered the switch.

    I have everything else, another <£6 added to the total of money spent foolishly.


    Alek
     
  20. tonywalk

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    Quick word of warning about two different versions of Netgear gigabit switch.

    The consumer oriented GS605 reported had stability problems - mainly heat related.

    I went for the metal cased GS105 which has proved excellent in use.

    Edit: Just noticed that the GS605 is on version 3 and advertises eco features so possibly the issues may not now apply.
     

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