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Only a PC works on the ethernet cable

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November 3, 2012 10:23:26 PM

I recently finished my basement and put together a home entertainment system. I ran ethernet through the walls to a wall jack. I plugged my laptop into it and it tested good (internet worked and pinged my router 1ms time & 64 TTL.) I put an A/V rack in front of it and brought down my Netgear GS605 switch, XBox360, BD player that had all been on the network upstairs and added a new LAN capable receiver. None of those components will recognize the network. Light doesn't light on the switch(neither amber nor green,) Xbox doesn't recognize a cable is even plugged in. I unplug the switch and using the same cables my laptop picks it up just fine. I bypassed the switch and went strait to the other A/V gear and none of them recognize the network.

By the way, the switch is auto detect between patch/crosssover. The IP settings are all the same from when the gear was connected upstairs.

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November 3, 2012 10:57:50 PM

when you plug in the power of the Netgear GS605 does the power light come on?
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November 3, 2012 11:02:34 PM

Yes, all the other ports turn amber except for the one to my router.
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November 3, 2012 11:22:07 PM

does it work when you connect the switch directly at the router (without the cable in the wall)?
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November 3, 2012 11:23:08 PM

did the laptop connect at 100Mb/s or 1Gb/s?
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November 4, 2012 12:05:23 AM

10 Mbs, so I have some wires crossed then?
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