[Coco] [off-topic] cabling problems
farna at amc-mag.com
Tue Apr 17 18:35:29 EDT 2012
It's either an error in making the cables (you tested that though...) or
the setup is wrong. I've got 200' of cat-5e underground shielded cable
between my dad's house and mine -- we share an Internet connection that
way. The cable is plugged into a little 5 port network hub on my end, a
router on his end. I then ave another 100' cable going out to my shop.
It runs from the 5 port network hub in my house to another 5 port hub in
my shop. Multiple devices are plugged into each hub.
Sounds like you are using a long cable from a router directly to the
second computer. There may not be enough signal strength for the
ethernet port in the computer itself. Try connecting a small hub to the
far end of the cable then connect the computer to that. The hub will
amplify the signal. I bet that's the problem...
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