have run cat 5 to a garage but wireless won't work

September 21, 2012 at 10:20:16
Specs: Windows xp
I have a cable modem in my house out of which i have a run of cat5 cable to an external garage with a terminatiion point on wall. if i run a cat 5 lead from the wall to back of laptop i can connect to internet but i want to connet a wireless router in the garage so i can use laptop wirelessly I have a buffalo air station router which worked perfectly in another area of house but when i run cable from socket in wall in garage to router it will not pick up internet

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#1
September 21, 2012 at 10:51:42
Which port of the wireless router have you used, to connect the cable from the wall plug to?
If you're using a LAN port and disable DHCP in the wireless router, everything should work.

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#2
September 21, 2012 at 11:03:03
The cat5 cable designed for connecting to a PC or laptop to a router is not the same as cat5 cable designed for connecting a cable modem to a router. The former requires a "straight-through" cable, whereas the latter requires a "crossover" cable.

The difference is in how the ethernet connectors are wired up at each end of the cable.

See this: http://www.petri.co.il/csc_the_basi...

Actually, many new routers can auto-detect the cable type and configure itself as required regardless of which type of cable is used, but some older routers cannot do this so you have to make sure you use crossover cable from modem to router.


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#3
September 21, 2012 at 11:12:13
"The former requires a "straight-through" cable, whereas the latter requires a "crossover" cable."

Actually almost all modern cable modems and routers do Auto-MDIX.

EDIT: You edited your post just as I submitted mine. :)

Tony


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