Home networking - having issues enabling internet through LAN

By root108 ·
Tags: Networking
Home networking Setup:
- From Router CAT5 [t568b] cable is connected to the wall-outlet.
- From there CAT5 [t568a] cable is passed through the wall and connected to the NETGEAR GS116 switch.
- Multiple cables are connected to the switch and output to their respective wall-outlet.
- From the wall-outlet the laptop is connected with the CAT5 [t568b] cable

- not getting any internet to the laptop though the LAN
- I don't see any led lights on the switch when they are active

- when i test them with Southwire-M550 cable tester, i get 1-2 & 7-8 as miswire and 3-6 & 4-5 as reversal. The test cable used on the wall outlet is t568b.

Should I need to use the same cable type for the fix? or the issue is different!! Any help is really appreciated.
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Sounds like cabling issue

by rab999 In reply to Home networking - having ...

Looks like you have a cabling issue. The output from your cable test suggests this. Ethernet NIC uses ports 1-2 (transmit) and 3-6 (receive), the tester showing miswire on pair 1-2 looks like the problem.

When you connect direct from laptop - cable - router, if this works, it's your installed cabling.. Need to fix pair 1-2.

Hope it helps!

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