Splitting Ethernet cable

Nathan asked:

I am looking for the best way to network my small business. I have an office where my router/modem are located, and then 2 more computers in another room. I can route Ethernet to this room with about 75 ft of cabling, and I would like to do this because my computers on Ethernet are getting 3x the speed as computers on wireless.

Is there any way I can use just one Ethernet cable to span the 75 feet, and then maybe 2 smaller ones to go to the two computers from there? If there’s a simple way to do this, maybe with a connector that would be ideal, as opposed to buying over 150 ft of cabling.

My answer:

What you’re looking for is called a switch.

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