Multiple Cable Legs -- Passthrough or Crossover?

January 2, 2012 at 17:56:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm trying to run a CAT6 cable from my router to my PS3 in the living room downstairs. It has to make several connections along the way. I've done something wrong, because I'm not getting a signal at the last outlet, and now I'm wondering if one of these legs needed to be wired for crossover, not pass-through. Any thoughts?

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#1
January 3, 2012 at 08:57:42
To connect PS3 to your network, you need strait forward ethernet cable (not crossover).
So if plug the PS3 into one of the other wall plugs you made along the way and get connected, you should be able to figure out the wrong or currupt part along the way to your living room.

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#2
January 3, 2012 at 09:00:59
Thanks for the reply, Paul. I finally found the problem--a loose connection at the router. Instead of moving the PS3 from connection to connection, I just used my laptop for testing until I traced the issue all the way back to the router. Good to know it wasn't anything more involved!

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#3
January 3, 2012 at 09:26:47
What exactly was the problem, a corrupt cable to the router?

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