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100mbps speed on a gigabit switch

Disclamer: I'm a total network noob. I'm setting up a home network. I have a small cheap gigabit switch (D-Link dlinkgo GO-SW-8G). I've placed it in a central(ish) location in my apartment and have ...
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Can a single cat5e cable be used to transmit RS232 and 100BaseT?

Ive got a single cat5e cable running from point a to point b. I need to run RS232 and 100BaseT over it. I know i can get 100BaseT over the cable by using only 2 pairs. But can i use the remaining 2 ...
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LAN speed (Cat5e) capped to 100MiB only despite all 8 wires connected

I have just moved to a new apartment which has cat5e wires running through the walls to each room and to a centralized panel. I got a guy to crimp both ends of the wires and tested the network speed ...
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Is there any difference between a Cat 5e and a Cat 6 RJ45 plug?

I described this issue here Cat 6 cable failure where I found that my Cat 6 buriable, waterproof cable (over 200' long) had been severed by a rodent. Cat6 connectors worked for data transfer but Cat ...
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Internet speed reduces when cat5e wires are joined together

Why does the internet speed reduces to 100mps from 1000mps when the join 2 cat5e cables together. It also does that when I use a wall ethernet outlet. If the cable is continuous without any joins then ...
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Are Cat 5E/6 interchangeable and will that degrade performance?

Due to old cable being dried, burned and broken by the sun outside and experiencing constant internet interruptions hourly, I've decided to change out all the Cables. Now I'm preparing to buy patch ...
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Determine cause of low bandwidth on solid Ethernet cable with stranded connectors

I installed stranded RJ-45 modular plugs on solid Cat5e cable. My cable tester shows all cables are OK, but all except one won't go beyond 100 Mbps (I have a 300/300 connection). How can I determine ...
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Can I test my custom CAT5e cable before crimping?

I am wiring up my home using CAT5e cable. Before committing to the cables I have created, I have plugged them in (uncrimped) and they are not working. Do I need to take the plunge and crimp the ...
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Why don't my CAT5e patch cables work?

I have wired CAT5e cable from my router (downstairs) to a switch in the middle bedroom upstairs. There is then another CAT5e cable from the bedroom switch to a switch in the office in the next room. ...
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Is it possible to use a RJ45 Cat 5e Keystone jack as a splitter?

I have a unique home wiring application where I have the source coming into a room on a single cat 5e line and want to do 2 things with it. First, I am terminating it to the back of a keystone jack ...
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Can I use a Cat 5e cable (inside walls), a Cat6 insert in the wall and a cat 6 cable to connect to the computer? [duplicate]

I only have cat6 wall insert but I'm not sure if the cat5e cable inside the wall will be compatible with it. I'd rather not have to replace the cable inside the wall.
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new cat 5e wiring, 100Mb link

I'm trying to set up Gigabit Ethernet in a new building that's wired with Cat 5E cabling. There are 6 drops throughout the building but, unfortunately, each room was originally terminated with RJ11 ...
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House pre-wired for LAN network and testing line not making sense

When we bought our house I had the builder pre-wire the house with Cat5e (or so I thought). The cables terminate to wall plates and I have a really simple patch bay in a closet. Of course they did not ...
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Why was 568a / 568b developed for structured cabling, why wasnt alphabetic order used ?

Why was 568a / 568b developed and why didnt they just do it alphabetically eg blue, blue white, brown, brown white, green, green white, orange, orange white. I understand that according to structured ...
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wrap extra cat5 or cut to length

I have a bunch of runs of cat5 cable that were run thru the house from curious points when remodeling to the basement. I am going to mount a switch in the rafters in the basement and connect all the ...
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2-Pair Ethernet Cable works only on one specific router

I have an IP video doorbell that connects using a 2-pair telephone line. I have managed to connect it to my DSL router (Linksys WAG320N) successfully and connection is working fine with live streaming ...
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Cat 5e wired backwards

I realized after a day I crimped all my cat 5e backwards. Best way to explain what i did, I pushed the wire combination into the connector upside down. So instead of orange to brown, its brown to ...
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Crimping a RJ45 with no stripes?

I have some cable labeled CE-CABLE UTP 24x4P 5E-AZ CMX NEXAN. I've looked up Nexan but didn't find anything useful. My issue is that this cable in particular has no stripes, which is what guides you ...
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Do Cat5e Or Cat6? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a pretty-sweet security system. And, Wow! I paid lots of money for it! However, the cables that were provided (Cat5e Ethernet) are of poor quality --too short and not weather ...
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Cat5 Crossover Cable, preparation/conversion on patch cable

When preparing a crossover conversion on a patch cable, do I prepare both sides or just one? Back story: I decided to hook up my smart tv via cat5, instead of wireless. Buffering and signal ...
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PoE device ~180m from data source

I work installing bespoke comm's equipment as part of my role. The "typical" setup involves a PoE wireless access point, fed by an ethernet cable coming from bespoke PoE hardware to interface with the ...
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Can running two cat 5e cables mprove speed between two routers?

I have a cable modem downstairs, with 120mbs connection. I have a router upstairs, about 100ft of cat5e cable away. The data rate there is about 50mbs. I added an ethernet switch about halfway, and it ...
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No connectivity at CAT6 Ports

I've been running into a bit of a weird issue, so hopefully this run down will help someone come up with ideas I haven't had. I'm setting up a new home that has the following: CAT5E 350MHz T.568C.2 ...
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How to enhance wireless signal on 3rd floor?

Scenario: 3 floor townhouse (top floor, middle floor, first floor AND basement) Verizon Fios Wireless Modem/Router in basement The 4 ethernet ports on the router are connected to various ethernet ...
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how to force 10baseT after negotiation fails

I have a 25 meter Cat5e ethernet cable connected to a FritzBox and a computer. If I'm using a short cable I will get an 100 and 1000 Mbps connection respectively. But with the 25 meter cable I will ...
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Do I need different RJ45 plugs?

I bought this ICIDU UTP CAT5E Pullbox Solid Wire Straight 100m Network Cable and these 100pcs UTP Male RJ45 Connectors (CAT5/6) Ready plugs. I've tried time and time again repeated watching and ...
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No ethernet link with certain combination of devices and cables

I have a problem that seems odd to me. I have a small patch panel in my home which is wired to various outlets. Until recently, I was running my router (an Asus RT-N66U) near the panel but am now ...
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Connect a modem to a router through a patch panel?

I currently have my router next to my modem which is in the far corner of my basement. I would like to buy a 16 port patch panel and 16 port switch to organize and manage my 9 runs. My questionis ...
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must I connect my cat5e cable wall box the same way as the RJ45 plug

The shop I bought my patch cable from connected the Rj45 plug as O, O/W, G, G/W, Bl/W, Bl,Br/w Br. How do I connect it on the wall box?
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Why are my CAT-5e connections connecting at only 100baseTX?

I'm doing some rewiring. Several years ago I ran CAT-5e cable throughout my house. They terminated using standard wall plugs, on the other end to a patch panel (punch-down), which then patched into ...
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Slow CAT5e speeds

Local cable installed a 120 foot cat5e cable from our router to our smart TV, but there was no connection, so I decided to terminate the cable again myself. I bought a crimper and some RJ45 connectors....
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Joining two ethernet cables: strip and solder or buy an adapter?

I need to connect two Ethernet cables together. Right now, neither end is terminated. I think my two options are to either terminate both ends and then use something like this RJ45 Coupler F/F ...
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RJ45 splitter slows down network speed?

My computer is connected to the wall socket via a RJ45 splitter, i.e. NIC-----spliter-----wallsocket. CAT5e cables are used. Situation 1: No cable in plugged into the third port of the splitter, ...
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New construction - cat 6A. Will cat 6A patch cords work with my cat5e computer/switch ports?

In the planning stages of a new school construction project. What is the current recommended wiring standard for this type of communication A/V heavy structure? Assuming it is Cat 6A, and all ...
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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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What happens when Gigabit switches are connected over an old CAT5 cable?

If two gigabit switches are connected using an old CAT5 (not CAT5e) cable, will they slow their connection down to 100 Mbit/s?
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connect cat5e and telephone wire 22/4c

I need help. I'm not really good at networking. I have this telephone line that's connected to my router. It's a 22/4c as it is labeled on the wire. Now my pet hamsters escaped and was chewing off the ...
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Does it matter if a RF television cable runs in the same duct as my internet Cat5e UTP cable?

At my home I have a UTP cat5e cable with at least 50 meters that comes from the switch on my dad's office that occupies the same duct as the coaxial RF cable to my television when both arrives at my ...
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LAN speed differences between Cat5e and Cat6/6e cables?

From what I heard, cat5e ethernet cables are fully capable of supporting gigabit ethernet at full speed. However, I have also heard that gigabit speeds are not fully unlocked until you use cat6 or ...
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What's wrong with my custom LAN cable?

This question is basically a continuation of this previous question. Never mind, here's the deal: I've made a LAN cable that goes through a wall, but it doesn't work. The cable is roughly 10m/30ft ...
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Connect two computers without crossover cable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: direct ethernet connection between two wirelessly connected Windows 7 laptops Is is possible to connect two computers without a crossover Cat 5e cable?
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What's wrong with my custom patch cables?

I have a box of bulk Cat5e riser cable left over from when I had my house wired. I figured I could use this to make some custom length cables for connecting my computers, switches, etc. I had a ...
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Why is my cat5e cable not okay?

My LAN cable seems to work (indicator LED lights up) but the computer can't find a connection. What's wrong? Setup: I had to run a network cable from a router in one room to a computer to another ...
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What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6?

I'm just about to move house, so I'm going to have to disconnect and re-wire my network. Pretty much all the devices I have support Gigabit Ethernet. Should I go out and buy some decent network cables ...