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Can't have both powered on

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I recently wanted to speed up my computers internet speed so I bought a 50ft ethernet cable to use instead of WiFi through 3 levels of the house. My Xbox in the same room as my computer is already connected via ethernet so I figured I could simply split the ethernet in this room so that instead of going directly to the Xbox it now goes to the Xbox and the computer. This however does not work; I cannot have both of them powered on and use the internet on both of them. My computer will only connect to the internet if the Xbox is off and vice versa.

Any help will be appreciated.
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How exactly did you "Split" The ethernet in this room? You can split down an Ethernet cord into multiple lines, you just are going to have to install a Switch so that your Xbox and Computer can use the same line at the same time. You don't need this exact switch, just something similar to this. Buy a good name brand and you should be fine. http://www.netgear.c...hes/GS105.aspx#

Edited by fyrfyter33, 18 January 2013 - 02:34 PM.

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