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Router with structured cabling

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Last response: in Networking
May 21, 2003 9:50:33 PM

Today I just got delivery of my new Imac and Netgear RP614 router to work with my Pentium 4 pc. My house was just built and I got the structured cabling option to make my life easier. In the setup the house (phone jacks) is wired with RJ45 cat5e. After making all of the appropriate connections i am unable to connect with the Mac. The router is with the PC so no problems there but with Mac I am attempting to run the signal from the PC/router room to the structed cabling box and to the MAc in the other room with no positive results. I am not sure if this belongs here but any help in any form is greatly appreciated.

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May 22, 2003 12:23:22 AM

do you get link lights on the NIC on your iMac and/or on the router where it/s connected to the structural hub/switch?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
May 22, 2003 11:17:08 AM

No i never get the additional port light to be lit after the connections are made. I have tried the setup in the same room with a direct connection to the router to make sure the router and the imac are not malfunctioning.
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May 22, 2003 11:28:24 AM

sounds like they may have miswired your structural cabling. Can you take a wall plate off and check the wiring?

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May 22, 2003 11:34:55 AM

i could but i am fairly new to this as you can plainly see so i am not sure what i will be looking for. Also if it helps when i do have all the connections made to the wall plates i lose my dial tone on my connected phones.
May 22, 2003 11:48:35 AM

can you have the installer come back and check everything?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
May 22, 2003 11:51:52 AM

I was hoping to avoid that because getting him over here usually takes an act of god. But i guess if there is something wrong he should be the one to takl ecare of it. I was trying to ensure that the fault was not with me. Thanks for your time and assistance.
May 22, 2003 12:01:11 PM

yeah, if you're not getting link lights the cabling is the first thing to check. Good luck.

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June 3, 2003 6:13:57 AM

If you need to check your cabling you'll need to know the color coding of the wires. Most Subs use the T568-B standard which is:

Pin 1- White with Orange stripe.
Pin 2- Orange with White stripe.
Pin 3- White with Green stripe.
Pin 4- Blue with White stripe
Pin 5- White with Blue stripe.
Pin 6- Green with White stripe.
Pin 7- White with Brown stripe.
Pin 8- Brown with White stripe.

Here's a link that shows the coding for T-568A and T-568B
June 5, 2003 6:53:07 AM

Actually, for ethernet you only need to have two pairs. 1,2,3 and 6 are the ones, and if the cabling is weird, that's what you need to check for. However, gadford, I agree that he probably has a b cable, but you will not believe some of the cabling I've seen (and, ehem, done). So badl, make sure pin 1,2,3 and 6 are the samne on each end...


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