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If you have multiple devices that you need to connect to a single ethernet cable, a network splitter may be just what you’re looking for. However, they do have their limitations which are important to be aware of.

In this buying guide, you will learn about the three things you should consider when buying a network splitter. 

Things To Consider

Here is a list of the three most important things to consider when purchasing a network splitter.

Network Splitter vs. Network Switch

A network splitter is a simple device that splits one ethernet cable into two internet connections. It requires no additional electricity or setup.

On the other hand, a network switch is a complex, programmable device that can be connected to up to 52 individual devices. They are a better choice if you have a lot of devices that you need to connect and multiple ethernet connections to deal with.

If you’re interested in learning more about the differences between a network splitter and a network switch, read our network splitter buying guide.

Number of Ports

You’ll want to make sure that the network splitter you’re purchasing has enough ports for all the devices you need to connect. On average, a network splitter can only connect to two devices. If you need more connections than that, you may need to purchase additional splitters.


With every additional split that you make with a network splitter, your internet will slow down. The rate at which it slows down can be reduced by purchasing a high-quality network splitter as opposed to a cheaper model.

3 Things To Consider When Buying a Network Splitter