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By dep198 ·
i`m networking 4 pc`s w/ a lyncsys router, i ran cat 5 cable & attached rj45 connectors to the leads. i`m getting green lights from the router for all the pc`s . 1 pc works when i ping the router, 1 pc has packet loss and 1 has timed out displayed. i re - stripped the cabling & did it again. still getting the same results, i dont think its the length of the cable because it`s less than a 100m i`m left with the idea of bad network card`s or bad cat 5 or maybe the router is bad i just bought a tester to test the connection`s but if the tester gives me green lights . i`m up against a wall. running out of solutions. anybody!

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Easy Big Fella!!!

by road-dog In reply to cabling

Try the other pc's connected to the known good port. Try the good PC in other ports. This will tell you if you have bad ports on the Linksys.

Sometimes autonegotiation doesn't work well. Take one of your problem child PCs and hardcode the speed to 10/full if the router supports it. If this works, do the others.

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linksys

by dep198 In reply to Easy Big Fella!!!

i thank you for the response . tried to hard code the 10/fast? not applicable or not an option from my stand point. or the the router`s stand point. my last choice is to flash the bios, to upgrade the firmware?

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easy test. Nic issues

by amo In reply to cabling

It problabluy is due to the network cards, the way they are configured. Make sure that the cards are in autosence mode, for both speed and mode. make up a crossover cable, setup a notebook, or whatever to be on the same network ip. use the crosover cable and ping the other unit.
if they ping then the cardss are ok. You should be looking elswhere.

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Cable Length

by bdgray In reply to cabling

Make sure the cables between the router and the PCs are more than 3 feet long.

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eh?

by madroxxx In reply to Cable Length

Why is that? I know about the maximum length requirements but is there a minimum length requirement with cat 5?

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urg

by AYoshi In reply to eh?

hmmm, guess those little 3 inch patch cables need to grow some then.

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help!

by dep198 In reply to cabling

would anybody know why i`m still getting packet loss after i test the connection and all is green p.s. by the way thank`s for the other responses

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green lights mean little!

by cb.kaltelco In reply to help!

The fact that your "green lights " come up only shows that the pinout is right. It doesn't confirm that you have achieved cat 5 compliance. There is more to this than simple pinout. Have your cables scanned by a Pro. for cat 5 compliance.

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by dep198 In reply to green lights mean little!

i tested cat 5 & tested cat5e? gigabyte. both types from two different stores w/ rj45`s from different stores. switched cable & connectors to no avail. put a tester on them , connected each pc seperatly to the router with same cat 5 same result`s ?

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green lights mean little!

by cb.kaltelco In reply to help!

The fact that your "green lights " come up only shows that the pinout is right. It doesn't confirm that you have achieved cat 5 compliance. There is more to this than simple pinout. Have your cables scanned by a Pro. for cat 5 compliance.

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