Passive TX100 hub?

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Guys,

I have a setup where it's perfect, except I am short of 1 (one) TX100
port.  I don't want to put in another switch/hub and for sure there
will be no further expansion to this (specialized) LAN.

I remember the ole COAX ethernet, everybody was on the same wire,
there was no need for a powered hub.

Can I just tie my TX100 wires together and create this one extra port?

I don't care about the extra collision, and the reduced bandwidth, and
my two CAT5s are less than 3 feet.

Does this work? Will I fry this thang?

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What about ports that go dead?


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No.  Impedences will be wrong.  The fork in the line will change
transmission characteristics.

You can put a second card in one of the machines, and have it
fwd to the network.

-- Robert


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What's the problem, 5-port 10/00 switches are as low as $12.

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No.  Someone used to make what looked like a passive 3-port RJ-45
device, but I haven't seen them in a while.  Looks like Radio Shack
used to sell a 10BaseT passive hub (278-785), but all I can find on
Google are people complaining that it doesn't work...

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OMFG!  http://support.radioshack.com/support_supplies/doc66/66324.pdf

Run and hide!  8*|

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