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    Default Make a Passive Network Tap

    There has been a few thread discussing Taps, so here is some good write ups on how to build one for yourself:

    Passive network tap {HackaDay}:

    Make a Passive Network Tap {Instructables}:

    Construction and Use of a Passive Ethernet Tap {IBM}:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOFH139 View Post
    There has been a few thread discussing Taps, so here is some good write ups on how to build one for yourself:

    Passive network tap {HackaDay}:

    Make a Passive Network Tap {Instructables}:

    Construction and Use of a Passive Ethernet Tap {IBM}:
    I think we had this discussion here before....
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    I have built a couple of the third design. They work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I think we had this discussion here before....
    Yeah, and there were some even really cool pictures posted of them.

    Personally, I wasn't too fond of the one that was posted on Hackaday yesterday. I thought it looked sloppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Yeah, and there were some even really cool pictures posted of them.

    Personally, I wasn't too fond of the one that was posted on Hackaday yesterday. I thought it looked sloppy.
    Yea, I commented on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Yea, I commented on that.
    I think the biggest issue that I think those making them fail to understand is you don't need to put the taps in the middle of the wire. If you look at the pictures I previously posted, the taps are just extensions of the passthru. There's no reason to put them in the middle like most other things show. Electrically, putting them in the middle or how I did it, it's exactly the same, except the way I did it, it's cleaner and easier to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeppersGhost View Post
    Uhh, okay?
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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