Is it allowed to use a Y-splitter RJ-45 on a smart-x controller. Someone in our office did this and they said it worked. I was wondering if this was fully supported in the spec and if this is a bad practice to do.
I do not have any smart-x controllers on hand to test.
But, It seems like a smart and efficient way to expand a network without adding a powered switch as it will use one pair per split port. and limit speed to 100mbps max per port.
You might have better luck asking this question in the EcoStruxure Building Operation forum here: https://community.exchange.se.com/t5/EcoStruxure-Building-Operation/bd-p/ecostruxure-building-forum
Using a 'splitter' is like using a hub, traffic is broadcast to all ports, where a switch will only broadcast to the port with the device on to be talked to, its a digital switchboard.
Best place to start is probably the IT planning guide. https://ecoxpert.se.com/search?documentUUID=c884a950-2524-4a74-b31d-c773c7e06598&title=IT%20System%2...
On of the features of SmartX controllers, is the use of RSTP, then here I would doubt it would work, however I've not tried it.
As a one off, and it works, fine. Having a robust network with is part of a good solution.
BTW, the EcoStruxure Building Operation Forum would be the correct place for the SmartX product.
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