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cat 5 cable problem

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i asked in a topic if a cat5 cable could be used as a LAN cable
i try it and the modem wont read that the cable is connected and the computer says that bo cable is connected.
im using windows XP and its a Ethernet card is netgear fa311.
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Of course, you will need two connectors for the cable. :blink:

If one cable doesn't work, try another one. It may be a crossover cable, which won't work, or the cable may be bad. A properly terminated and connected cable should work straight away.

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With this cable modem, were you using USB previously?

It should also be pointed out that "cat 5" and "LAN cable" are interchangable terms, a lot of the time.

An average cable modem will have both USB and ethernet connectors, but only one of those can be active at any given time. If you used USB in the past, unplug the modem for about 10 minutes, then power it back up with no USB cable attached.
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