We are having a problem with e-net cable length. We are connecting Verizon Westell 7500 modem/routers to Meraki (www.meraki.com) gateways. The modem/router and the Meraki gateway refuse to connect when the Belden e-net cable is greater than 50 feet or so. The cable is being taken directly from the box. We are using top of the line RJ45 connectors, and we are very careful with the connectorization. Any ideas?
The cables are single segments. That is, the cables original in a port of the Verizon (Westell) modem/router and terminate at the port of a Meraki gateway. The wires are wired IAW EIA###A - straight through connectorization. However, Meraki tech sup states that its gateways are self-configuring - the wiring - EIA###A or EIA###B - doesn't matter!!!
I've searched on the i-net for issues with these modem/routers - no go - nada, zip, zilch, nichts!!! I think the next step is getting Verizon on the line to see what's what.
I appreciate your interest and suggestions. I'll let you know what I find out!!