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Question about Cat5E cable


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#1 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:56 AM

Hi all

 

I have two cat5E cables one of them works on all three devices I have laptop, PS3, and streaming Box.

The other one works on laptop only.  What are the reason that the other cable doesn't work on PS3 and streaming box.

 

 



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 12:46 PM

Could be a cross over cable and the laptop adapts (auto MDI-X).  I don't know if the PS3 or streaming box would have it as a feature.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:09 AM

Thanks, it's not crossover one of the sides had a cut in one of the wires and I just redid it.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:42 AM

Think about just getting new Ethernet cables, that will save a lot of confusion on what may or may not be a problem.

Or pick up a cable tester, there are low-end ones in the $10-20 range, really good ones for $100 or more but in either case if you work with a lot of Ethernet cabling it will pay for itself.






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