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Ethernet cable conundrum...


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#1 Sarah4uk

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 12:42 PM

I need some help please!!

 

I have a computer in the house, which is connected to the internet via router.

LONG CAT5 cable goes to office, which now (after building work) goes via another building.

 

To start with, all was working fine; internet was working well in office.

However, it now hates me, and won't connect via the cabling.

I have tried to unconnect/reconnect the cable that 'breaks' in the new building (in the middle).

I'm guessing that somewhere between the house and the office the cable is compromised...

 

If i take the router into the office, i get internet there.

 

Is there a simple way that i can test the CAT5 to see which bit (house-new building/new building-office)?

 

I don't really want to replace the wrong bit as both pieces are somewhere around 20m long...

 

Many Thanks!!!

 

Sarah

 

 



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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA67038S6736&cm_re=ethernet_cable_tester-_-9SIA67038S6736-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1HE0YP1319&cm_re=ethernet_cable_tester-_-9SIA1HE0YP1319-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAASP40K6952&cm_re=ethernet_cable_tester-_-9SIAASP40K6952-_-Product



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 03:19 PM

Make sure they are terminated the same (TIA/EIA 568A or 568B). 368a-bsm.gif


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:30 AM

They're terminated the same; i made sure of that!!!



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 10:24 AM

They may be terminated the same, but if they are not terminated using the 568A or 568B standard you may have issues.






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