We have 8-wired ethernet cable in the wall and wall socket for two ethernet cables. I am facing the decision how to connect the wires.
I know about two basic possibilities:
- I can use the cable as Gigabit ethernet and use it with only one PC. The other connector in the wall wouldn't be usable.
- I can use first 4 wires as one 100 megabit ethernet connection and use the other 4 wires as second 100 megabit connection.
My question is: Can I somehow achieve the combination of both possibilities?
I don't want to decide right now what setup I need; I would like to decide each time I plug computers to the wall which setup is better.
Suggested partial solution:
All eight wires will be one gigabit connection, but 4 of them will be also connected to the second half of socket.
I am the only user. And I will remember that in order to connect two computers with 100Mbit connection I need to plug the computers to the wall with only 4 wired cables. This will ensure that one computer won't receive signal from the other computer on unused wires.
However I would like not to do the same on the other side of cables. Hence I would like to have two 100Mbit connection, each using 4 wires, but the ethernet cable in the router from one connection will have nonsense on the unused wires. Is this going to work?
It might depend on the order of confusingly connected wires. Can you suggest correct wiring?