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cat6 cable only getting 100mbps over larger distance

I know this question has already been asked a few times but I feel that my case is a little different since I've tried all the solutions provided in the other threads. I created a small diagram to ...
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Why am I seeing pairs 1 and 2 failing on a newly rewired Cat6 run throughout my house?

I have replaced Cat5e and pulled Cat6 cable throughout my house. I installed a few extra wall ports so we could hard wire game consoles etc. The issue seems to be that when checking the ports and ...
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Wire 2 CAT 6 jacks in series

I have 8 network runs from wall jacks to a patch panel in the basement. I want to extend a couple of jacks so that I connect another jack that I’ve added to another room. I know it’s not ideal, but ...
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Is it possible to connect an old RJ11 phone line into a Cat 6 wall socket to use for FTTN service?

I just moved into an older house and the NBN guy told me the phone socket's been cut off and plastered over. I checked with the previous owner and he said that the cord is just cut off, sitting under ...
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Is Cat 5/5e/6 cable function quality binary or continuous?

Year ago I picked up an RJ45 crimping tool and have been making my own Ethernet cables periodically ever since. I'm definitely not as adept as a pro who assembles these things all the time though, so ...
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One led not blinking on cable tester

I have two cat6 cables both successfully tested (except for shielding) and a patch panel connected to a wall socket via cat5e cable, not tested. When I tested the cat6 cables connected through the ...
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Can a screw terminal jack handle high speed (> 100 Mbps) Ethernet?

The builder ran Cat-6 cable through the walls, and then installed these screw-on RJ-45 Ethernet jacks: To my eye, because the twisted pairs are untwisted for an inch or two, it's highly unlikely ...
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I just ran about 30' stranded Cat5E through my attic and down a cathedral wall, is this proper?

OK, the company I work for wants me to start working for home. But in order to do so I need a solid connection no wireless, as the VoIP will be using a Meraki router attached to me router. I prefabbed ...
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Performance hit when using CAT6 extension cable

I know (because of this question) that mixing CAT5e and CAT6 is not supposed to matter, but when installing a wired network I did run into the following problem - persistenty: When adding a CAT6 ...
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Home Networking Cable and equipment choice [closed]

I wanted to rewire parts of my home, and got across the Cat Standards. However, when trying to shop for Cat6a, I almost always only come across Cat7 cables. Why is that the case ? Where can I get good ...
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Cable Tester, Master unit lights up even when the remote unit is not plugged in

I recently started a new job and one of our security cameras went down. I am trying to work out why and want to find out what port the POE cable from the camera plugs into in the switch in the server ...
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Intermittent domestic cat6 cable perfomance

Background I recently had an electrician run a cat6 ethernet cable through the walls of my house. It is terminated with standard cat6 faceplates, the cable is shielded and the shield is earthed. It ...
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Can you run PoE Cat6 alongside standard Cat6 cables?

I need PoE for some devices (CCTV cameras, WiFI Access Points) - can these wires be run in parallel with Cat6 cables going to non PoE devices (e.g. datapoints of PC) Cat6 HDBaseT Cables being used ...
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Ethernet cable issue

Need some wisdom! Recently refurbished my house, so took advantage of the building work to lay cat 6 cables everywhere. Before all the work was completed I tested the each cable and they were all fine,...
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Data transfer rate with Gigabit NIC and Switch over Cat-6 cable

I have 2 machines connected over Gigabit NIC with CAT-6 cable through a Gigabit switch. One machine is running Windows 10 and the other running Hyper-V Standalone Server 2016. While I was transferring ...
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Cable Tester Errors/Cat6 Hookup Questions

I am new to home networking. I laid Cat6 cable through my house. When I use a cable tester (NS-468 from Micro Center), the master will show numbers 1-8 light up in sequence, but the remote will show ...
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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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Cat 6 cable failure

I laid a direct buriable what I thought was high quality Cat 6 cable over about 200 feet, worked fine for a couple weeks then suddenly failed. When I attach the tester to each end, the lights barely ...
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What is the cable diameter of a single core of cat6 ?

What is the cable diameter of a single core of cat6 ? I can find the diameter and AWG of a whole cat6 cable (eg, 8 cores + outer insulation) but couldn't find the cable diameter of a single core of ...
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CAT 6 only getting 100 megabits

Using a 200 foot CAT 6 cable I'm only getting 100 megabits on a 400 megabit connection. We tested a laptop and got about 370 megabits while directly connected to the modem (not a combination with ...
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HDMI to CAT6 converter causing WIFI problems when transmitting

looking for help. I have the following setup: Virgin v6 box > HDMI > Neoteck HDMI to CAT6 > CAT6 > Neoteck CAT6 to HDMI > TV It works perfectly. The issue driving me mad is that it completely jams ...
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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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Network Tester showing Cat6 cable wiring issue

I have a cat6 wired home network and am facing some issues when terminating the cables on two cables so I can connect to my switch. I have crimped about 5 other cables but two remain elusive. The ...
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Is one ent conduit sufficient for cabling two side by side rooms?

I am having a house built and am paying to have a contractor run low voltage conduit from every room in the house to a home network closet under the basement stairs. In an attempt to cut back on cost ...
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Ethernet connection working on one computer, but not the other

I have a new Windows 10 desktop computer that I ran a brand new CAT6 line from my network switch. Before I got said computer, I tested this new connection on an older Toshiba laptop (also running ...
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PoE + shielded cable + earthing necessary?

I'm looking at cabling our house with Cat6A, & leaning towards using S/FTP. If I use shielded cable is grounding necessary if; Setup: Router -> PoE capable network switch -> computers/TV's/...
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Can I use Cat6 cables on a Cat5 switch?

I will change the switch to Cat6 next week, but I need the net to work with the old switch for a few days. What happens when you plug a Cat6 cable to a cat5 port ?
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S/FTP or U/FTP when wiring a house with CAT6a cabels for 10GbE?

I'm currently in the process of having my newly built house wired with copper ethernet cables. This setup is supposed to be "future-proof" to some extend (10-15 years) so I do intent to use 10 GbE in ...
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A fiber run is too expensive, so why not use some POE switches to extend the Ethernet run?

Recently at work, we encountered a client with a Ethernet run over 500ft long. As you may know, Ethernet cables are only rated for the maximum of 300ft. In the process of quoting a fiber run, we ...
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CAT6 Actually Slowing down connection

I previously had cat5 from my router in the garage run through my house to my room. I then have that go into a gigabit switch, which goes to the computers throughout the room. Now that I have put in ...
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Conduit With Cat6

I am in the process of running Cat6 from my 1st floor, to my attic. I am removing the sheet rock on the 1st floor and going to place conduit in the wall. My question being would using PVC suffice to ...
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Slow upload on PoE AP on long flat cable run

I have this Open Mesh AP on this flat 100' cable, powered via 802.3af PoE. I'm getting 55 mbps download speeds, but only 0.5 mbps upload speeds (should be around 10 mpbs up), testing on speedtest.net. ...
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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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Increasing Transfer speed between 2 servers on the same network

I have 2 Linux servers sitting side-by-side. I transfer large files From Server A to Server B. The transfer speed is slow, it shows up as 11.2MB/s. What are ways to increase this? Should I use CAT6 ...
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Home network (modem, switch, RJ45 wall socket, TV) no internet?

I would like to ask for your help. Here I created a basic image of my home network setup: ISP Modem/router--)RJ45 wall socket--)switch--)TV = no internet on TV ISP modem/router--)Switch--)RJ45 wall ...
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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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Identifying need & validating Shielding & Shielded components for a Gigabit GbE or 10G Ethernet networks in a factory/ workshop environment?

Identifying need & validating Shielding & Shielded components for a Gigabit GbE or 10G Ethernet networks in a factory/ workshop environment? How? Currently we have a CAT6 + Gigabit Switch ...
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Is PoE AND PoE+ possible with a Cat. 6a cable? (Cable description below)

This is the cable I would like to take: Dätwyler UNINET 7060 4P FRNC/LS0H (100m, Orange, S/FTP, Kat. 6a) I got another question, is it possible to connect non-poe devices and poe devices to a PoE+ ...
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Looking to wire one CAT6 ethernet cable into TWO keystone jacks

Is this possible? I'm trying to wire two Ethernet jack ports into a trailer outback so two computers can plug into the wall at the same time. I have one long CAT6 cable with an rj45 connector on one ...
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No signal on network cable

I have two cat6 cables running through the house. On one side, the tech guy from my internet provider clipped cat5 jacks on the cable. On the other side I'm trying to install some wall socket. I ...
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Cat6 Cable not working with router, only working with Laptop

I just made a Cat6 wire and the order of colors is orange strip orange blue green strip blue strip green brown strip brown This cable on one end is connected to modem and the other end only ...
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outdoor rated cat 6 FTP cable not connecting at 1Gbps too long? (50m)

I have using a 50m cat 6 FTP shielded cable to connect downstairs with upstairs. The cable is run outdoor for convenience... problem is the cable does not connect at 1Gbps but at 100Mbps instead... :( ...
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Will this setup cause a Bottleneck Connection / Speed issues?

I'll have one cat6 cable running from my router to a switch. That switch will then give internet and network access to 5+ devices. Will this cause a bottleneck / anything negative if all devices are ...
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Is there a difference between using a Cat 6 wall jack vs using a female-to-female connector?

I am running new Cat 6 cable from my router to my office so I can get my computer hardwired instead of using Wi-Fi. When looking at what I need to get to connect the cable to a wall plate, I’m seeing ...
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What is longest Cat 6 cable I can run when I am just using it to connect a single user to a switch?

When I am using a single PC to switch environment with a VLAN function, what is longest Cat 6 cable I can use? I have read about a 100 m length limitation, but I am not talking about daisy ...
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STP Cat6 & unshielded keystone jacks / patch panel

First, I am embarrassed that I am asking this... but I have no networking experience at all hehe ... I have got some networking stuff from Monoprice including a spool of cat6 STP (solid 23awg) and I ...
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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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Can I use Cat5/Cat6 instead of phone cables

I wonder if I can replace the phone cable that connects my DSL router to the box outside the building with a Cat5/6 cable. The phone cable in use has only two wires inside it. So, I was wondering if ...
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Network wiring - skipping a patch panel, which wiring setup?

I'm helping out a friend wire up his new office. He had CAT6 lines dropped in the appropriate locations (PC locations and back to the switch). At each PC location, he'll have a wall jack. We bought ...
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connecting an RFID reader per TCP/IP

We are trying to connect an RFID reader per TCP/IP to our network. The RFID reader in question is the CN56X0B-X-XX series from Civintec. Device manual: CN56X0B Access Control Door Reader User Manual ...