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Ethernet Won't Work

Wiring looks fine on this end, do you have a switch to plug into? In order to make the Ethernet active, you need a network switch and some patch cables to run from the ports at the top of the termination hub (this panel) to the ports on the switch/ router/ modem. The panel shown above is simply a termination point for cabling, it does not have any electronics to communicate with your devices. As a quick test, plug an Ethernet cable from the LAN port on the modem into the RJ45 port above your new cable, then plug a laptop into the wall plate on the other end and see if you can get to the internet.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Our ethernet ports in our bedrooms never worked since we moved in. Wifi is fine and we assumed it was a bad cable from the termination hub to the modem. So we ran a new cable through last night and punched down ourselves. We wired it according to the color codes and since our hub is a  568-A version, all the others looked fine too. But our ethernet still does not work. Any suggestions? Here is a link to what our hub looks like https://smile.amazon.com/Open-House-H628-Termination-Hub/dp/B00013BNVG/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3KNRG37ZD9Y0BGN3B6QS


Here are pics of our cables as well. The blue ones were already plugged in when we got here and we did the whiteish/gray one. 

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Wiring looks fine on this end, do you have a switch to plug into? In order to make the Ethernet active, you need a network switch and some patch cables to run from the ports at the top of the termination hub (this panel) to the ports on the switch/ router/ modem. The panel shown above is simply a termination point for cabling, it does not have any electronics to communicate with your devices. As a quick test, plug an Ethernet cable from the LAN port on the modem into the RJ45 port above your new cable, then plug a laptop into the wall plate on the other end and see if you can get to the internet.

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Well, today pretty much all cables are terminated using T568-B. Now a cable going from T568-A to T568-B should work (at 100Mbit at least) provided your equipment supports Auto-MDIX which has been a standard for a long time now.

 

A cable tester would be really nice. It would tell you if it's making a connection at all.


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5 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

Well, today pretty much all cables are terminated using T568-B. Now a cable going from T568-A to T568-B should work (at 100Mbit at least) provided your equipment supports Auto-MDIX which has been a standard for a long time now.

 

A cable tester would be really nice. It would tell you if it's making a connection at all.

I did test it. I plugged the other end (with the rj45 cap) into the tester. Grabbed a new cable and plugged into the other end of the tester as well as the port above the termination line and supposedly it was wrong, here the vid https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wg8HHc5RBXQSCg16A

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4 minutes ago, KingLuvely said:

I did test it. I plugged the other end (with the rj45 cap) into the tester. Grabbed a new cable and plugged into the other end of the tester as well as the port above the termination line and supposedly it was wrong, here the vid https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wg8HHc5RBXQSCg16A

Yeah, it seems like there's a lot wrong there. Every single LED should light up green one after another. Some don't light up at all meaning no connection and others light up red which mean you terminated it as a crossover cable. This is what happens when you used T568-A & T568-B on one cable. Again a cable like that should still work if the computers/switches support Auto-MDIX. However you said hub. A hub is not a switch and I can't say a hub would support Auto-MDIX considering its obsolescence. This may be why you see no internet. Some cables are N/C and others are cross over when they're suppose to be strait-through.


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Those terminations are suuuuuuuper loose/exposed, but you should at least get lights on each wire with the continuity tester.

 

As per others the wire map should at least light up, it's pretty common to have things like nails go through your wire or other wire run damage.  If your tester had alligator clips you could roll through each individual wire.

 

TIA568A/B isn't that big of a deal when the gigabit standard requires support for auto MDI/MDIX.


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