Do you have a patch panel where all the cat5 ports terminate? - I'm
If that's the case, you need all the wall ports to lead to where your
router is located, and all cables from these ports need to be connected
to the router in order for all devices connected to these wall ports to
be able to communicate.
quite simple, unless I have misunderstood the question?
I have done that, apart from wiring the wall points. The router side is ok
with existing male plugs connected. I need to wire the wall plate, but am
confused with the 8 wires. Is that easier to understand? Sorry if I wasn't
The LANshack URL is excellent !!
The principle you need to keep in mind is that all cat 5 / 6 cable
running from an PC RJ45 connector to any switch / router need to be
straight through. If you are connecting two pieces of networking
equipment together use the uplink connection / button or PC to PC then
you have to use a crossover cable.
Except most switches bought in the last couple of years support
Auto MDI/MDI-X which will automatically sort out cross-over
or straight through cables so either type works, and so do most
(if not all) host Gigabit ethernet interfaces.
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