Ethernet cable fail

Posted by: MacBozo

Ethernet cable fail - 02/08/11 05:28 PM

The Cat5e cable that runs from my router to the room that my father-in-law occupies while he is here and connects his G4-400 PowerBook to the 'net seems to have failed. I tried another, too short to run through the attic, cable and that worked, so it's off to find a 40 - 50 foot cable and crawl the attic.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/08/11 09:14 PM

Do you have the crimp tool to replace the ends?
Posted by: scottyb

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/09/11 01:00 AM

It seems kind of strange that a cable would just "fail", especially one that stays put like that. Just a WAG, but could your router be failing, and losing it's ability to push a signal through such a long cable?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/09/11 04:49 AM

Rats?
I remember running all new phone and ethernet and coaxial through my loooow Florida attic several years back. Ugh.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/09/11 06:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Do you have the crimp tool to replace the ends?
No crimp tool on hand. New cable is only $20 at Best Buy.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/09/11 06:28 AM

Originally Posted By: scottyb
It seems kind of strange that a cable would just "fail", especially one that stays put like that. Just a WAG, but could your router be failing, and losing it's ability to push a signal through such a long cable?
Tried a ~20 ft. cable and that worked just fine.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/09/11 09:01 AM

Just a thought, if you weren't in a big hurry, you could get;

One of these http://www.outletpc.com/c0279.html

A couple of packs of these http://www.outletpc.com/c0267.html

And one of these http://www.outletpc.com/wj8174.html

For $25 and change shipped, and be set up for the future. Ethernet cables can be such a rip.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Ethernet cable fail - 02/09/11 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Ethernet cables can be such a rip.


That's why I found one for $20 instead of $50. laugh

Hopefully, the TiPB will die and we can just hook him up to the wireless network in future visits. wink