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28 views

Connect 4G router to multiple devices via Ethernet cable

I have a 4G router (Huawei e5172) with one LAN port (DHCP enabled). I need to connect 3 PCs and 1 wireless access point to this router via Ethernet so I got a 5-port Ethernet switch and connected it ...
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7answers
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Ethernet cable too long?

I have an Ethernet cable running from a Huawei ADSL router to a computer> The total length is 61 meters (200 ft). When connected to the computer, a cycle of identifying, disconnected, identifying, ...
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1answer
31 views

Cisco WRVS440N Keeps restarting randomly

I have a Cisco WRVS440N Router, it keeps restarting at random intervals usually we can get by for most of the day before it happens. The logs were not enabled so I have no data to work with until it ...
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1answer
113 views

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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5answers
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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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3answers
480 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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1answer
38 views

In vs Out ethernet jack on UPS

On my Cyber Power 825 AVR UPS it has two ethernet connections: one labeled in and the other labeled out. What's the difference?
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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
375 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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1answer
134 views

Ethernet cables dying quickly

We have to regular replace ethernet cables. A few have said its because we are close to the ocean. We about about 2 miles form the ocean. Is this true and if so can we do anything about it.
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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 ...
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0answers
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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2answers
221 views

ethernet not working [closed]

i wanted to know how do i setup an ethernet connection on a laptop,my isp gave me a telephone like cable which fits the ethernet port. i guess its the ethernet cable. when i connect it, nothing ...
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Is it possible to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer for use with an ethernet adapter?

I want to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer to an ethernet adapter. I know they make USB Type A to ethernet adapters. But I don't see USB Type B to ethernet adapters. USB Type B is ...
2
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1answer
397 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 ...
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1answer
351 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 ...
2
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1answer
961 views

50m cat5 cable not being detected

I have a 150m roll of cat5 cable. I created a 2m and a 5m and both worked no problem from a pc to a router. I placed a 50m cable and tested it with a cable tester and it said it was perfectly fine. ...
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3answers
953 views

What types of Ethernet cables are there?

There seems to be various type of Ethernet cable: Category 3, 4, 5, 5e UTP cable, Ethernet over twisted pair, RJ45, 100Base-Tx. I cannot tell the difference among these ethernet cable, and I do not ...
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1answer
127 views

Would the ethernet card be damaged if the other end of the cable was left hanging loose?

I'm possessed of an ADSL modem that can take either ethernet / USB cable. Every once in a while, say, visitors/colleagues drop by ; at which point my ethernet cable is unplugged from the modem ... and ...
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3answers
2k views

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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3answers
8k views

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 ...
2
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2answers
597 views

Use one cable to connect all IO devices

I have my main pc tower in a room and I would like to have my "monitor/mouse/keyboard/usb hub/sound output" to a different room which is 10 meters away (32 ft). Is it possible to use just one cable ...
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Secure RJ-45 jack?

I work in several schools as basic on-site tech support. At one school (a middle school), students have figured out how to unplug out wireless access points from their jacks. Is there some standard ...
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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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Taping down Ethernet cable without damaging paint

I need to run some Ethernet cable across a room. The most logical thing, I think, is to go along the perimeter on top of the baseboard. How can I fix the cable in place in a way that I can later ...
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2answers
4k views

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
405 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
2k views

Is Cat 6 suitable for home network for computer and phone?

I'm planning to cable network my house whilst building an extension. I want to minimise later requirement for rewiring (and cost). I work from home but am a baby boomer, so don't know for how much ...
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4answers
249 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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5answers
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Wireless vs. Wired: which is faster?

I have the option of hooking up my machines to the internet either wirelessly or via ethernet cable (wired). I'm curious as to which is faster; the approximate wireless signal strength (average) is ...
0
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1answer
698 views

WAP not recognizing LAN over a long (50 metre) ethernet cable

here is the situation...I've got my main router in the basement, and want to install a WAP on the 1st floor so I can access the internet from my room. So I ended up getting a WAP (of TPLink) and ...
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3answers
689 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?
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2answers
762 views

Can Cat6 UTP stranded cable fit regular Cat6 Jacks?

I have some stranded Cat6 UTP cable and want to use it to wire an Ethernet connection to a faceplate in a wall. Normally you use Solid rather than Stranded cable for this and I am concerned that the ...