4
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1answer
103 views

Very strange networking issue

Sorry for the vague title, but I can't really describe it more succinctly. A friend of mine (who is also an electrician) put in some data ports throughout my house - one in the lounge, one in the ...
3
votes
1answer
364 views

Only 100mbps on cat. 6 cable?

I moved to a FTTH offer and now my local network is the bottleneck. 6 months ago, an electrician pulled a cable between the box and my office (less than 64 ft). On the cable it's written it's cat 6. ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

PC connecting on the middle of ethernet cable

I have a 4-5 meter long UTP cable from my router to a wall socket (socket A) which works fine. Original setup: 4-5 meter cable Router ------------------- Socket A The ...
11
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4answers
4k views

Wrong order in CAT5 cabling — does it matter?

I've got in-wall CAT5 wiring in my house. The wall sockets were done by an electrician and the requirement was straight-through T-568B, but I think he got it wrong. When I use a cheap cable tester, I ...
4
votes
3answers
1k 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

What to expect in permanent installations of ethernet cable

In my line of work I recently encountered someone who had a DHCP problem, but only with certain hardware and only via certain cables. The cables that we found out caused the problems were in the walls ...
0
votes
2answers
159 views

What's the name for the connector at the back of a Ethernet face plate?

I want to know what is the correct name for the connector below as I have bought face plates but they didn't have these connectors with them so I want to purchase them. I can't find out where to get ...
2
votes
1answer
426 views

Can a broken ethernet cable give link but no ip?

I'm just wondering what the structure is here. Can an ethernet cable give link and seemingly work fine, but cause problems with DHCP traffic between two nodes? One part of me is thinking that link ...
7
votes
1answer
434 views

What to specify for 10G Ethernet installation for new building?

I'm buying a house which I intend to live in for a couple of decades. The house is not complete yet, so now is a good time to specify modifications. It looks to me like it's worthwhile to wire the ...
0
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0answers
2k views

Tool to map network cabling between patch panels and switches

I'm planning a switch from the spaghetti wiring of my current networking rack to an organized cut-to-length system. I'd really like to plan ahead as much as possible. The best way I can imagine doing ...