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setting up network at home with hub and 2 computers
indy20001 Dec-12-00 02:15 AM
I just bought 2 cat5 cables they look like they are straight connections, but the colors arn't normal. I am trying to test them without the hub. Cable modem to pc, neither of them work. One of them lights up the other doesn't. One is 25 ft the other is 70ft. Any ideas, I havn't got the hub yet, I was just testing out the wires, shouldn't they work??

1. RE: setting up network at home with hub and 2 computers
lbyard Dec-12-00 03:08 PM
In response to message 0
If the colors "aren't normal" (see http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable6.htm) stop wasting your time get some that are. The only other colors that are acceptable are for stranded wire cables. Your cables are far too long for stranded wire. Larry

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