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Help please. Linksys 8 port switch was working

By coopermc ·
Here's my problem. All was well and working. We are remodeling and needed to move the ethernet wire. I unplugged the the computer from the wall plug, made the slot in the wall to place my wire, replugged the computer in. NO connection. Now keep in mind that I have not pulled any of the existing wire but gently pushed in the place. No nails were mailed so I know that the wire has not been nicked. I replaced the connectors on the ethernet wire on both ends. I did have the connection at the back of the computer flashing both a green and orange light. Then I replaced the connectors again. No flashing light at all. At the switch I HAD flashing lights at the port were the ethernet went out to the computer. Now that is dead too. I have replaced the connector on that end. No lights showing only the steady light were the uplink is connected from the router. I'm at my wits end. What have I done to this thing? Please help.


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Shutdown your router/switch for 15 seonds and then switch back on again.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Well the original problem is most likely that the

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Help please. Linksys 8 p ...

Router/Switch had been scrambeled by a power surge and the internal programing has stoppe dworking. The fix here is to power down disconect the Power Lead for 15 to 30 seconds and then restart.

However as there is no lights appearing on the computer or Router/Switch it now appears that whatever you have done when replacing the connectors you have got the wiring wrong and no longer have a connetion available. You'll need to correct this problem to get the unit working again.


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OK Thank, What about the wiring

by coopermc In reply to Well the original problem ...

OK, the connector at the switch has a wire configuration of orange/white, orange, green/white, blue, blue/white, green, brown/white, brown. The connector coming out of the wall is green/white, green, orange/white, blue, blue/white, orange, brown/white, brown. The connector plugged into
the computer is green/white, green, orange/white, blue, blue/white, orange, brown/white, brown. Is this correct? another thing, when making the connectors how far should the wires be seated? Should the copper wire tips be all the way to the end of the connector to be seen or is this too far forward?

I'm just stumped.

thanks for your help so far.


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How the wires go into the socket depends on the socket

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to OK Thank, What about the ...

Different Brand Sockets have different Wiring requiremnts. As for how far the wires go into the socket they go all the way to the bottom of the slot as these are Insulation Displacment Connectors meaning that they break the insulation when the wire is forced down into the slot that it goes into and the steal V Grouve cuts away the insulation to allow contact to be made between the wires and the socket.

If the 2 sockets are the same make then the wiring should be identical but if they are different makes you have to go by the color codes on the Sockets and then you need to check the actual lead with a Cable Tester as I have seen several Faulty New Sockets that are impossible to track down without a Cable Tester.


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The wires need to be carefully inserted all the way

by Jacky Howe In reply to Help please. Linksys 8 p ...

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