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Is it better to run voice, data and tv cables in separate conduit?

I'm hoping to run new phone, ethernet and coax cables. As it turns out, I'll also be running 3 conduit runs from the distribution point to the attic. Is there a significant benefit to running the ...
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Cat5E UTP transmission speed

As I have understood Cat5E FTP (STP) cables support up to 1000mbps transmission rate. But I have seen them in stores that describe them of being capable of only 155mbps trx. Do both kinds exist? Or ...
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Slow CAT5e speeds

Local cable installed a 120 foot cat5e cable from our router to our smart TV, but there was no connection, so I decided to terminate the cable again myself. I bought a crimper and some rj45 ...
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The locking clip/tab on my Ethernet cable's plug is broken. How can I fix it?

I have a 10 meter long Ethernet cable. One plug has the little locking clip missing, just like missing the part in red ellipse in the following picture. How can I fix it? Is this something I ...
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1answer
51 views

Ping packet loss 100

I'm using a laptop in a dormitory and I was trying to go to a website, but it only shows texts and white background. When I check another website about the same thing happens, no pics just texts and ...
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3answers
260 views

Crimping CAT6 cables results in lower bandwidth than expected

I'm trying to make my own CAT6 cables, because I need specific lengths. I've managed to create 2 "working" patch cables, but when I hook them up to my cable modem, both of them take a fairly long ...
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78 views

Sticking Cat6 Cable With Hot Melt Glue Gun

I'm installing new network cables in my house and at some points I have to fix them on door or wall corners. Can I use hot melt stick gun? Could that momentary heat be harmful to cable? I'm using ...
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1answer
114 views

Laptop not connecting through ethernet cable

My Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop with a dual boot of Linux Mint and Windows 7 is not connecting with my ethernet cable. Wireless does still work. The laptop does not connect through an ethernet cable at ...
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Why do some RJ45 plugs have the lock release clip under a rubber cover?

Some RJ45 plugs have an exposed lock release clip, like this: However, others place the release clip under a rubber cover, like this: I find that the rubber cover is almost never anything but a ...
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488 views

Can I use CAT5e jacks with CAT6 cable?

I was wondering if I can use a CAT5e keystone jack with CAT6 cable. I am refering to the parts that terminate a cable where it comes out of the wall. I want to run a 30 ft length of CAT6 but all I ...
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2answers
275 views

For in-wall home wiring is shielded ethernet cable necessary?

I want to wire my house with ethernet. Mostly this is going to before internet access, but also some NetFlix streaming and gaming. I am not running any home servers and not expect to go above gigabit ...
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382 views

Does cable tester have limit on cable length?

I am moving to a house which has in-home wired network. The network runs like this, TV cable from outside comes to family room, I am supposed to connect cable modem and router at family room. There ...
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0answers
36 views

LAN not working

I have a HP Desktop computer, its like the LAN is not working but if i try to connect another desktop on the same LAN cable its working. All the drivers are installed and its picking up the LAN cable ...
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1answer
174 views

UTP Cat-6 low speeds

I've got a UTP Cat-6 ethernet installation with a Linux server in one end, my PC in the other and three gigabit switches in between. Recently I changed the cable from a normal Cat-5 to an UTP Cat-6, ...
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3answers
857 views

Is there a difference between LAN cable connecting two PCs and one connecting a PC to a router?

I went to a computer store to buy a LAN(Ethernet) cable and they asked me whether I want to connect two PCs or a PC to a router. I used to do both using same cable and it worked for me till I lost the ...
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1answer
66 views

Cable service sharing and bandwidth

I own a two-unit house, main and a basement apartment that are completely separated. However, should I decide to share the cable service between the two units, it would be very easy to run rg6 as I ...
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2answers
223 views

connect cat5e and telephone wire 22/4c

I need help. I'm not really good at networking. I have this telephone line that's connected to my router. It's a 22/4c as it is labeled on the wire. Now my pet hamsters escaped and was chewing off the ...
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1answer
295 views

Software implementation of network tester

I'm currently trying to find if there's a way to do network cable testing (drops) software wise. I know that the cable can be in 4 states : 1) working 2)slightly damaged 3 )damaged 4)unplugged. ...
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New CAT5 cable run is unstable - bad jacks? Bad cable?

This is a little project I'm doing at home. I wanted to wire two rooms together (basically, the router is one room, and the switch is in the second room). So I ran a CAT5 between the two rooms, and ...
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1answer
137 views

Can a leased line be wireless?

Is it necessary for a leased line to be a physical line or it can be wireless?
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1answer
1k views

Linksys E3000 slow local speed on 1Gb/s Cat5e cable

Here is the hardware I am using: Linksys E3000 router with Firmware version 1.0.04 Computer A with Windows OS 7 installed which is connected to router with 1Gb/s Cat5e cable. Computer B with Windows ...
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1answer
287 views

Can a crossover cable be used as a patch cable?

Can I connect a Netgear DGND3300 10/100 modem/router, via a crossover cable, to either a Gigabyte M61PME-S2 containing an nForce 10/100 chip or an Asrock P67 Extreme4 with Gigabit Ethernet, with the ...
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2answers
1k views

How should my CAT6e cable be terminated? No pairs?

I have just bought 60 meters of CAT6e cables, sold as "4 pair UTP RJ45". I have looked at various videos on Youtube but I cannot determine the correct wiring. all the colors of the cable I saw there ...
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188 views

Relocate a LAN cable without breaking the network

For some years the cable was laying under a bedroom door. Now I need to slightly move it. To get a better idea look at this picture. On the left is the current "cable status" and on the right is how ...
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Is testing Cat5 cable using a testing device necessary if I have verified connectivity with a computer?

I'm running some CAT5 cable around the house and this is the first time I've needed to build/terminate my own cables. I hooked up the cables to a computer and router and was able to reach the router ...
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I have both cable and DSL at home. How do I put that to good use?

There was an offer I could not resist and now I have ended up with both cable and DSL on my home network. I am using the cable network exclusively because it is a lot faster. My general idea was to ...
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How do I find out the speed of an Ethernet cable?

During the years I've collected many ethernet cables. I'd like to know the speed of each one (10Mbit / 10BASE-T or 100Mbit / 100BASE-TX or 1000BASE-T). How could I find out the speed of each Ethernet ...
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2answers
867 views

Cat 5e keystone or 8P8C/RJ45 terminating a Cat 6 cable?

I'm about to run about 30 m of Cat 6, but I'm struggling to find local vendors that supply keystone modules (or 8P8C/RJ45 connectors, for that matter) that are explicitly labeled as Cat 6. I'm under ...
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1answer
447 views

Runing network cable near X-Ray equipment

I was suggested on electronics.stackexchange.com to post this here as someone may know the the answer to this question. My mother runs a small veterinary clinic. She is getting a new X-Ray machine ...
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181 views

How do I keep 8P8C jack plugged in without using clip?

I've been having bad luck with standard network 8P8C connectors. I've broken clips on almost all of my network cables and I even managed to break the part of receptacle on my modem which mates with ...
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2answers
696 views

Single UTP cable for both telephone and network?

Can a single UTP cable used for both telephony and network at the same time? As far as I know a UTP cable has 8 wires, the network jack requires 4 wires and the telephone jack 2 wires. Is this ...
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2answers
706 views

“Network cable is unplugged” message in Windows only in a dual boot machine

I'm dual booting on my machine with Fedora 13 and Windows 2008 R2. Everything is hunky dory in Linux. Last night I restart into windows (to play some call of duty, and yes I know I can get that ...
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2answers
713 views

Where are coaxial cables and twisted pair cables used relating to computer and device interconnection?

Is there some thing like a coaxial cable that can be used to connect same type of computers? And twisted pair cable can connect only computers (all types)? The answer is yes it depends, but can ...
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Maximum/ ideal length of ethernet cable?

What is the maximum and/or ideal length of an ethernet cable? Is there a distance that data cannot be transferred over an ethernet cable, say over X number of feet?
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How to properly connect shielded twisted pair cables for Ethernet use?

Some time ago I was in a hotel and they gave me what to me looked like S/STP cable to connect my laptop to their router. What caught my attention was that at both ends of the cable, the shielding just ...
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2answers
388 views

Cable modem not working with USB, but works fine with Ethernet

I just got cable internet with a cable modem. The guy hooked it up with the ethernet cord, and it works fine, but when I try to use USB with it, it doesn't connect to the internet. I've gone through ...
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4answers
246 views

Ethernet run tests green but won't connect

I have a single ethernet run at home that I just added. I have a cable tester that tests for pin/pair crossover or miswired pins. The entire line tests green (all 4 LEDs light up green on the tester) ...
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626 views

How to setup PPTP-VPN on ubuntu and how to run?

I was using my cable internet on windows and it was working. Now I moved to ubuntu for development work. But I am unable to connect this internet on ubuntu. I called their technical support and they ...
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2answers
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Building a network at home, what cables to use (if any)?

My house is currently in ruins and am building it. While doing so, I wanted to design a home network. My main objectives are surfing and HD streaming. The house is one-level, 100 sq/m (about 300 ...
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1answer
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ubuntu eth0 not reconnecting after cable unplugged

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 w/ gnome, I have a static IP defined in /etc/network/interfaces When I unplugged my network cable and rebooted, then reconnected the network cable I was not able to connect. ...
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360 views

Cable Modem MAC Addresses

Does anyone know how many MAC addresses a cable modem can support? Does the DOCSIS 3 spec allow for more MAC addresses?
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2answers
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UTP cable for telephone line possible?

One of my customers has build a new house with pre-installed cables for internet. The only thing he didn't think about was installing a cable for his telephone line. Behind his desk, he has a "spare" ...
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4answers
587 views

Network cable third pair not firing - can I switch pairs?

Is it true that computers only need three of the four pairs to transmit data? I have the third pair on a very long wire, goes through conduit, etc. Can I switch one of the pairs and make it work? ...
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Is there an easy way to straighten network cable individual wire pairs?

Is there any easy way to straigten the pairs in a cat 6 cable? I've been making network cables lately, and I was wondering if there was a trick other than just a lot of practice for straigtening out ...
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3answers
879 views

What is the best way to go about running Cat6 over 100 meters?

I have two building about 300 meters apart that I would like to network together using Cat6. I would prefer to wire them together instead of using wireless if possible. Please let me know of any ...
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Running cat5 cable outdoors

I'm trying to extend my network to an unconnected garage that's about 20 yards away from my house. What's the best way to do this? Is there special outdoor-rated cat5e/cat6 I should use? If put it ...
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1answer
230 views

How do I troubleshoot why I have upload problems with speedtest.net?

I have cable and I have historically been able to run speedtest.net without issues. Google seems to work fine, but other sites like my bank and facebook have intermittent connections. I run tracert ...
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Number of Splitters on Coaxial Connection and Cable Internet Quality of Service

Does running multiple coaxial splitters on a single coaxial cable line effect quality of service for cable internet connections? Suppose there are 2-4 splitters between the cable line coming into a ...
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660 views

How do I wire a crossover cable to connect two devices together?

I need to make a ethernet crossover cable to connect two devices together. Anyone know the process to make one from scratch?