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By C JAY ·
I TRIED TO USE AN ETHERNET CABLE MEANT FOR OUR IT CENTER ON MY PERSONAL COMPUTER BUT I COULDN'T BROWSE EVEN THOUGH MY COMPUTER TOLD ME I WAS CONNECTED.

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Ethernet cables come in two types - you need to check

by Deadly Ernest In reply to NETWORKING

which you have. They can be straight through, the most common type for use in networks or crossover.

Take the cable, put the two ends of the cable side by side with the clip bit down. This is so you can see through the plastic to the colours of the wires and you have them as if to plug in the same way. Now examine the wires and check if the colours of the wires are in EXACTLY the same order. if they are this is a straight through cable and normally used as a patch cable or connecting to a switch, router, or hub to a computer or each other.

If they are NOT in the same order it's a crossover cable used to connect two computers together. this will NOT work with a hub, switch or router except in a special type connection which i won' t bother with here.

The next thing to check is the settings for your Network Interface Card and ensure it's got the right drivers, is enabled, and set up for connection to your ISP.

If that's all correct you may need to check the cable works with a cable tester.

These are the most likely problems. Info on the network settings and NIC set up would help if the above don' t work.

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