I have an ethernet port on one of my wall plates that is currently in use by my bluray player (to access my home network, netflix, etc). My plan is to install a wall plate for my new LED TV like this one
I'll be adding the usual keystone inserts, HDMI, Component, toslink, etc and want to have ANOTHER ethernet to connect the TV to the internet as well (since the model I'm getting can access netflix, pandora, etc). Question is, is there a way I can split the ethernet I currently have and get to keep that port PLUS the one on the wall plate for the TV? how can I accomplish this??
Here's a picture of my current plate (with the ethernet I want to "split")
Thanks all. I forgot to mention that the only problem I see with the switch is that they're all powered. So if I wanted to hide it inside the wall I can't figure out where I would plug the switch from inside the wall... any ideas?
Oh you're worried about clutter? Hmmm, a switch does take up a bit of space and I didn't think it would be a problem to power it. I have to be honest, I have no idea how you could do that, especially with multiple IP-addresses.
I do think HP sells those "Intellijack" switches, which might be more to your liking.
As above if you don't mind 100Mb then a splitter at each end of the cable will do the job (as 100BASE-TX only requires two of the four pairs in the cable). It's not the ideal way to do things, but there's no real reason not to in your situation.