I've set up a home network using hubs. I know it's best to replace hubs with network switches however the hubs were donated and it's not feasible to buy network switches.
The setup consists of a hub (hub 1) connected to the firewall and then another hub (hub 2) is connected to hub 1.
If I connect the 2 hubs directly to each other with cat5 cables, data flows from hub 1 to hub 2.
The problem is that, when I place the 2 hubs in different rooms (connected through) wall ports, data doesn't flow from hub 1 to hub 2.
Weirdly enough, if I replace hub 2 with a laptop, the laptop has no problem receiving data and successfully connects to hub 1.
To explain further the issue are the images attached.
The image above shows the setup that works.
The image above shows the setup that doesn't works
For assurance I've tried replacing the hub with another one and also I've tried several different ports on the hub.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance