The Type 7 Cat5E RJ45 Pigtail Cable Splitter is designed to separate the 4-pair configuration into two 2-pair sets. This allows you to operate two devices over a single Cat5e cable to prevent having to run another wire. To function correctly, each network-capable device you use requires its own IP address. This includes computers, mobile devices, printer, VoIP phones, and many other home and office essentials. Using a splitter improperly can cause many performance issues including unreliable or slow connections. To avoid this problem, you will need two of the CAT5ESPLITTER splitters.
To use a Cat5E splitter, you connect two cables from your router or switch to one splitter then attach your splitter to the single Ethernet run. Then, on the other side of the run, you connect your second Ethernet splitter and then run two cables to each device. There are several wiring variations available for Cat5e splitters, but type 04 is the most commonly used. Even though Ethernet splitters will allow you to connect two devices to one wire, it is still advised that only one device be used at a time.
Please note: this splitter is designed specifically for use with Ethernet phones and cannot split all Internet devices. Each device connected to this splitter must be able to operate on a unique IP address for it to function properly. Many devices are unable to do this. In this case, you would need to use a network switch.