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By maalderink ·
I recently, got DSL installed into my house, i have had 3 computers networkeed together, the cables all go to a 10base-T hub, located nearby my main useage computer, this network works with file sharing and game play over the network. My DSL is installed in the basement of my house and i have router with firewall builtin and a 4 port switch built into it. I got every thing set up and when i use my laptop, hooked directly to the router with a 6-8 foot cable it works fine. I make some of my own cabling, and wired up two female jacks to the cable which i have running from the basement to the upper floor where tha hub is. The problem is that if i hook my laptop to the end of that run it only hooks to the network part of the connection, i have tried wiring it up as a cross over cable but this did not work. I thaught maybe it was the length of run and maybe the router couldnt handle it, so i bought a 50ft, which is about 10ft longer than the length run, and hooked it upto the router, then to my laptop, that works. I'm thinking that it is the jacks that i use. They are simple 8 conductor surface mount jacks. would anyone have any idea what would cause it to not let the DSL internet through?

Thanks
Mike AAlderink

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by djent In reply to Network/DSL cabling

Connect the laptop to the cable serving a working desktop, if it still doesnt work the TCP/IP config needs tweaking.

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by maalderink In reply to Network/DSL cabling

thanks, i actually figured out what was wrong, the jacks i was using were not working, so when put plugs on both ends it works now, thanks for the idea anyway.

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by TheChas In reply to Network/DSL cabling

Assuming you have a Linksys, or similar DSL/Cable router, the connection to the hub has to be from the "up-link" jack. On the Linksys, using the up-link jack disables jack #1.

Then, you need to configure the router properly for the DSL connection.
On the Linksys, I had to set it up for always on.
According to Linksys support, this is common for DSL.

My cable from the router to my hub is a straight cable. You need to wire your jacks so that the end result after going through the 2 jacks, and 2 jumper cables is a straight through connection.

I don't remember right now, which lines I had to change, but I did need to wire the jack on one end differently than the standard color code on the jack.

I simply worked it out until my cable tester showed good when connected to the cables from the jacks.

Chas

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by maalderink In reply to Network/DSL cabling

thanks, i actually figured out what was wrong, the jacks i was using were not working, so when put plugs on both ends it works now, thanks for the idea anyway.

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by maalderink In reply to Network/DSL cabling

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