router bypass (/w toggle switch) Answered
Hello, it's been a while.
This problem requires someone with IT experience, and basic wiring. (the two go hand-in-hand really.)
An ethernet cable is made up of 8 color-coded cables. the colors are brown, brown-white, blue, blue-white, orange, orange-white, green, and green-white.(for ease of coloring, I didn't differentiate between the mixed/solid wires) The principle works similar to that of a lag switch. The solid orange cable handles the data flow, and in lag switches it is "cut" by a simple on/off switch. But here, Instead of the solid orange cable being "cut" by the switch, it simply switches the input. Hence the toggle switch.
**I realise you can do the same thing with port forwarding, but however hard I try, it does not work. Even software made to do it won't let me.
Before i go out and by 4 ethernet cables that i don't need, i was wondering if this concept would work.
From the modem out, the ethernet cable is spliced into two wires, which had two paths:
path 1: directly to the router, out a router port and to the switch (red line picture 2)
path 2: directly to the switch. (red line picture 3)
from the switch, the cable goes directly into the computer tower.
with a simple flick of the switch, the input to the switch would either go through or bypass the router.
although the green and blue current (amps) is split, the amperage is joined again at the switch because of Kirchoff's current (?) law.
although the orange is split, it cannot flow through both wires at the same time because one will not have any place to flow.
because the internal wires are twisted to reduce interference, I would use the required minimum of 2 feet for any segment.
Q1: would this work?
Q2: if so, would this effect the router because the power is split.
Q3: if so, would an 8-pole toggle switch be the solution?
Q4: would this have any negative effects with the power going moving at different rates (destructive interference)
Q5: would an alternate setup be more plausible? (see picture 4)
Thanks in advance