Since the electrical continuity test passed, can you write what PAIRING SCHEME you used?
Hi CNET Community,
I installed a 160 foot Cat5 cable from my router to my basement. I had only trouble from the start...I have replaced the RJ45 plugs multiple times, even considering that they tested OK on my cable tester (all 8 pins matched up on both ends properly).
So I went ahead and put a Netgear FS105 switch at was I thought was roughly the middle of the cable. After splitting the wire, I had a flawless connection to my laptop when I connected it to the 80ft section connected to my router. Then I tested from the switch to the destination with my laptop connected. No luck...the signal was connected but limited connectivity. I tried a different computer and had the same issue.
So now I have tried and tested everything except for re-routing the wire. I have heard about interference, but I have never had trouble installing Cat5 near power cables. Then I reconsidered and gave it a second look, thinking that it runs with 110V, 14 gauge power cables that cross by and are parralel with the Cat5.
Here's a few pictures with the important wires pointed out.
Mind you that I actually have the originating Cat5 wire that runs all the way back to my source from my cable lines outside go right by the cable I am having issues with. Why don't I just put my modem at that source? I simply rearrange my house so that my home office is where my laundry room is...I don't have time for that.
Images (about 20ft from the destination, 60ft from the switch):
I really hope I can get this resolved, but all help is well-appreciated.