I am coming into possession of a gaming laptop to add to my gaming desktop. The desktop is connected to the cable modem, and I would like to also add the laptop to this setup, but I don't need whole house coverage, merely my room, itself. Is there a way to connect the laptop via some type of splitter for the cat5 ethernet connection? I have seen switches such as this one: Newegg.com - TRENDnet TEG-S50G Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit GREENnet Switch but I'm unfamiliar with its usage and safety. I know I can go with a wireless router, but since it's just me, here usually, I don't want to spend $100 on a wireless router if I don't need it. Thanks for any help.