I'm having trouble wiring home with Ethernet.
I want to be able to connect my laptop to the internet via the Ethernet jack in my bedroom while having my router/modem in the living room.
Last year I moved into an apartment in Brooklyn that was renovated just before I moved in. Every room came with at least one Ethernet jack in the wall, with the label Cat6 on it (not sure if it's actually cat6 but I assume so). I looked inside the jacks and there is indeed a cable connected to each jack.
But when I plug an Ethernet cable (cat5e because that's all I have) from the router and the wall, and then I plug my laptop into an ethernet jack in another room, the laptop doesn't see the router. Since there are around 8 jacks in the living room I tried plugging the router into all of them.
Do you think the issue is that I just need cat6 cables? Or is there some other thing I should know about home Ethernet wiring?