[MLB-WIRELESS] Cat 5 Problem

Ash Nallawalla ash at melbpc.org.au
Tue Feb 18 15:24:01 EST 2003

> From: Ben Ryan

> Check your pairings on the cable.
> Incorrect pair/pin selection can prevent you from being able 
> to communicate at 100 mbit. Even if the lights are on, 
> packets don't seem to be received.

I'll bet that this is the problem.  I had the same problem once and
found that some of the cables had been made by the office "PC guru"
using a cabling chart for 10 mbit/s.  Looking at the connector showed
that it had fewer wires, with the "excess" trimmed.  So it is possible
to communicate but only at 10.

- Ash

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