While putting new floors in, I thought I'd take the opportunity to run some ethernet cables around my home. It's not working...
I bought a 30m length of cat 6 cable, cut lengths of it. I then connected the ends of the lengths to wall face plates (remove the outer sheath, strip away the shielding and then fit to face plate using one of those punch down tools). Then connected up.
Modem/router -> cable -> first face plate -> cat 6 cable along hallway -> second face plate in bedroom -> cable -> laptop
Nothing happens. Dead.
If I connect directly ie
Modem/router -> cable -> laptop
It works perfectly.
So something is going wrong but I'm not sure what.
Can anyone help please? I've ordered a gadget from eBay which tests connections but it hasn't arrived yet. Just wondering if there's some obvious schoolboy error I've made somewhere.