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    Installing a Home Network Line

    by skudmissal ·

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    I installed a cat6 jack in my house and one in my shed, ran a cat6 cable between them (100ft), plugged a cat6 cable into the house jack and my modem, and plugged a cat6 cable into the shed jack and a PC. Why am I not getting Internet? This should work, right?

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    • #3974222

      The usual.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Installing a Home Network Line

      Usually miswired or broken cable. Run the 100 ft PRE-MADE cable and test without modifying or using jacks. That is, one end goes to the router, the other goes to the shed.

      • #3974335

        Reply To: Installing a Home Network Line

        by skudmissal ·

        In reply to The usual.

        A broken cable is what I’ve been leaning toward. Pretty confident I wired everything right (T568B through), but there were a few places that bound up while feeding where I think it may have broken something. I didn’t have my tester with me (30 min drive away and it was late) so I ran it anyway and hoped for the best. I have my tester in hand now and heading back. I’ll post my results. Thanks for the fast feedback!

      • #3974340

        Tested- Broken

        by skudmissal ·

        In reply to The usual.

        Yup, broken cable. 1 & 2 are showing open.
        Everything else checks out. Have to rerun it, lol. Regrets were made…

        • #3975136

          More to it…

          by skudmissal ·

          In reply to Tested- Broken

          I decided to check everything before pulling the cable back out and running it again and I discovered that it was not a broken cable issue, but an incorrect jack. Somehow, a cat5 jack was in a cat6 box. Someone likely mixed them up at the shop. I checked them when I took them out of the box, but only at a glance (cat5 can look like cat6 at a glance). Be wise and learn from my mistake, y’all.

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