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I have eight PCs on my Network with 8-Port Desktop Switch.Now I want to add one more PC to my Network, but I don't want to use an additional switch.

I have heard it is possible to connect two PCs on single port of RJ45 plug,if it is done through some proper color coding (including RJ45 splitter),but I can't find that proper color coding.

I have done some googling as well,but could fine answer for my question.

Thanks in advance !!

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I don't think it's possible.

If you really don't want a switch with more ports perhaps you could add a second network card to one of the PCs and bridge the network connection across both so a PC could be plugged into the second network card?

You could also get a small 4 port switch and add that to your 8 port switch giving 7+4 ports.

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I have already considered this bridging option but there is a drawback in it. The PC with two Network cards must be always on for connectivity. and I can't manage to get a small 4-port switch. –  Mr-Right Jul 20 '10 at 7:48
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+1 not possible. –  gbroiles Jul 20 '10 at 7:49
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to clarify, only possible if two free ports on the destination switch, according to superuser.com/questions/104050/… –  matt wilkie Jul 20 '10 at 8:39

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