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Bee-Rad

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Here's the problem. I have a 25 foot ethernet cable going into my attic and an RJ-45 CAT 5 coupler connecting another 25 foot ethernet cable which is not quite long enough to reach my computer now that I rearranged my room.

I went out and bought another RJ 45 CAT 5 coupler and connected a 10 ft ethernet cable to the coupler, and this is where the problem lies. I can not get a connection using this second coupler. I tested the connection without the second coupler with my laptop and it works. SO, is there anyway you can connect to the internet giving my situation. I am completely stumped right now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Try switching the first coupler with the newly purchased one, the new one may be faulty.
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ok, I'll try

Dang, that means I have to go in the attic!

Thats what I was trying to avoid.

Oh well.
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ok guys NEVERMIND! It was a [bleep] coupler!

PS: Don't go to RadioShack for couplers!
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PS: Don't go to RadioShack for couplers

OR...buy longer patch cables...i'll take a page from my rock climbing experience: the fewer chances for failure that you put into a system, the fewer chances you have of dieing.

less widget's means less things to have to check when something stops working...

but...glad you got it working
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Or dont even bother witrh Cat5 wiring at all and use this...

Linksys Powerline

giving you a cat5 outlet anywhere you want it:
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hmm...didn't know linksys was putting out a system like that...NICE!
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We no longer use cat5 wiring on residential home network installs... umm were i am employed... we started useing these about 8 months ago and so far I have found the following results:

Pro's

I dont hae to crawl through attics for wallfish's (running the cat5 on internal walls)

Con's
If the electrical outlet happens to go through the Elictrical control panel (between the adapter and router) then you lose about a 1/4 a Mb on your download speed and about 100 Kb on your upload speed. NOT NOTICABLE UNLESS YOUR A HARDCORE ONLINE GAMER OR FTP'ER... Linksys says it is due to the fuses in the control panel, so they reccomended taking the fuses out of your control panel :tazz:

J/K about linksy's reply

PS.... Comes in a Ethernet Model instead of USB also.. which is what we use... but i couldn't find it on the Linksys site!!

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 22 March 2006 - 11:37 AM.

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