I bought a FLAT GREY Ethernet Network LAN Patch Cable LSOH LSZH Low Smoke 15m (RJFLAT-15)
I ran it where i need to from my router to a 10/100 switch box.
Before connecting it to the switch box i plugged it into my laptop (dell inspiron 1545) and the laptop wouldn't recognise it. i tried a different ethernet cable from the router which the laptop found and connected to the internet as expected.
I plugged the new cable into the switch and found that the xbox and bluray player both have a connection to the internet and i can play HD content off the BBC Iplayer pefectly.
Is there any particular reason why the laptop wouldnt recognise it, i have tried connecting the laptop to a different cable from the switch box and it still won't connect to the net, so there is something about the new cable it doesn't like.
any help with this to understand why its not playing would be appreciated. It's not a big problem as I am not going to be connecting the laptop to it in the future, but to understand why would help!
If i connect the laptop to the router with a cable i already own it works fine. If i connect it with the new cable it doesnt recognise it.
Connecting the cable to the to the switch box, and then two cables from the switch to the xbox and bluray they connect fine, but connecting it from the switch box also doesnt give an internet connection......
so the cable works with everything but the laptop. its only the new one, mentioned in the first post..