My new hub 4 is in hall.
TV and vision box some distance away in lounge.
I have connected Vision now back to hub with an ethernet cable as BTsport HD would seize on existing powerline adapters ( albeit everythig else was ok. Note ordinary sport ok through powerlines)
My Smart TV is still connected back to hub through powerline adapters and although it used to be OK BBC Iplayer HD play back sometimes falters since I upgraded to infinity.
One option is to also connect the TV back to a spare port on the hub 4 but this means running another long ethernet cable alongside the existing one which is a pain as I have now sealed all the wall holes etc having run the first one.
Hoping all that is clear the question is -
Can I split the existing ethernet cable back at the TV end into two so that one branch goes to TV and the other into the vision box?
I have read about unmanaged ethernet switches but do not really understand if this is what I need and if both TV and Vision box would work ok side by side. That said there should not be a need to use both at the same time anyway by the nature of what they are but if the signals are in anyway reduced I fear that HD sport will go funny again.
Thank you ( hopefully in adavance of an answer or suggestion )
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Yes, an Ethernet switch will work fine. See this diagram for an example of what I mean.
The powerline adapters are just there as an example.
You can have many devices connected this way, and they will all work together.
Thank you for the very quick response.
So I simple wipe the powerline adapters from your diagram and connect to the switch as shown.
May I also ask - is a simple one fine or is it wise to have 802.3X flow control built in - only need to connect Smart TV and vision box
No you are not allowed to post e-commerce links, other than to the BT Shop., so it may be an idea to remove them, before the moderators do.
I can post this link to the BT Shop, if it helps. These are proper Gigabit switches, and are better than the TP-Link ones.
You can just plug it in to the end of your existing Powerline adapters.
Thank you again. Links removed and apologies.
The BT ones seem typically pricey in comparison and the TP Link ones are Gibabit switches that seem well recommended. Perhaps I should just read between the lines.
It is the powerline adapters that I want to dispense with totally though, not 'plug in to the ends of' as you suggest.
Thank you for your help.
Gigabit switches do tend to be more expensive. TP-Link do make them as well, and they are going to be cheaper than BT.
Look for TP-Link TL-SG1005D 5-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch
I now use Netgear smart Ethernet switches, which allow QOS, bandwidth controls, and QOS., but you do not need anything so complicated.