Quick little ethernet splitter?
August 24, 2007 2:31 PM Subscribe
Seeking recommendations for small ethernet switch - a "splitter for travellers", maybe?
posted by bartleby to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got someone who's going to be bouncing around to pair up with existing workers at their desks over the next two months.
For security reasons, our entire network is wired and will be staying that way.
But he'll need to share the network connection at each cube he visits.
I'm thinking the easiest is just to give him a plain ol' 5-port ethernet switch I have around and have him use it as a splitter. But with the cables, power supply, etc. they're kinda bulky, require some crawling around under the desk, etc.
Does there exist a mini ethernet switch just for travellers? Just two ports, possibly powered by USB?
Anyone know of something like this?
Or some other hack for this situation?
NB: If it doesn't exist, go ye forth and make them, and thy profit shall be bountiful. But sell me one first.