I joined together a CAT5E cable and a CAT6 cable with a pair of CAT6 keystone connectors, but the cable does not function well. When I try to ping my router while using the cables, I get a lot of time out errors.
What could be wrong?
To try and draw this out:
(--CAT5e---)(Cat6 keystone connector)(very short cat6 cable)(Cat6 keystone connector)(--CAT6---)
So there's a total of three wire segments:
- Cat5e with RJ45 on both ends
- cat6 (punched down in between two cat6 keystone punchdown female jacks)
- cat 6 with RJ45 on both ends
I have a cable pin tester and each segment tests perfectly fine. It's just that when all of it's put together, the cable pin tester gives me errors.
I know it's a weird/crazy setup but it's all the parts I had on me at the time.