I put a cat6 cable between 2 rooms in my house. I've added the connectors on the cable, and the cable itself works (when I connect computers on both sides, the network status goes from 'Not connected' to 'No internet').
Unfortunately, the cat6 cable is too short, so I put an inline coupler and a second (1 meter) cat6 cable. The second cat6 cable works as well (I tested it in the same way).
When I connect the 2 cat6 cables with the inline coupler between, I can't get a solid connection. My computer keeps showing 'Not connected'. If I try to 'wiggle' the cable a bit, it sometimes (briefly) goes to 'No internet'.
- I wired the cables according to T568B.
- I noticed that the inline coupler they gave me at the store is actually not cat6, but cat6a.
What can I do to solve this issue (and replacing the cat6 wire between the rooms is not an option)? Or what is causing this issue?
Edit: update -- replacing the inline coupler with a switch gives me a working connection (I just still don't know why the coupler doesn't work).