Duel connections

zakcort1

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I have a modem from the cable co. with an ethernet port and a a port with a smaller port looks like a small ethernet port,my ? is can i hook up my comp. and tv with same modem?
 

zakcort1

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could i just get a ethernet splitter to run both?
 
if the modem has a build-in DHCP server and the IP it assigns to your computer starts with either 192.168.xxx.xxx or 10.xxx.xxx.xxx then you can also instate of a router use a network switch.

Just a plain splitter like is used for telephones will not work, it might even damage your network equipment.