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Patch cable help
Testy Oct-15-00 08:41 PM
please help
I had to make a 50 ft patch cable to plug a PC onto my linksys router. I followed the chart for making a straight thru cable and check the cable with a patch tester it was fine. plugged it in and got nothing. After about an hour i got the pc up on the network by changing the nic to half duplex and 10MB. i would like it to work at 100MB full duplex so i changed the NIC, same problem. so i changed to cable still the same thing. Im at wits end please help.

1. RE: Patch cable help
robert03 Oct-16-00 01:47 AM
In response to message 0
are u trying to connect your network to the internet through the linksys router, if u are then it depends on the speed you are gettting from the isp, e.g if u are using cable then you are getting data at 300kbs or so, that should affect your network performance

2. RE: Patch cable help
Testy Oct-16-00 10:45 AM
In response to message 1
I can get the PC on my network but this one PC will only connect at 10MB half dulpex all the other 6 PC connect to the router at 100MB full.IN all honest 10MB is fine I just cant figure out why it wont connect to the router with a 100MB connection ?

3. RE: Patch cable help
lbyard Oct-16-00 03:40 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Oct-16-00 AT 03:40 PM (GMT)

Try a network adapter from another one of the computers. Larry


4. RE: Patch cable help
Testy Oct-16-00 06:23 PM
In response to message 3
Larry,

I've tried 3 computers, and the only type of NIC card i can get to connect is a 3com 905b. I did just notice that when i cut the rj45 connectors i didnt follow wiring standards. but the connectors are the same on both ends. Will that matter ??


5. RE: Patch cable help
lbyard Oct-16-00 07:12 PM
In response to message 4
You bet 'cha! Especially at 50 feetů That is your problem. If you will take the time to read the nine pages starting at http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm, you will have a better understanding of why this is so. Larry

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