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Cat5 Patch Cable

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  1. taj892

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    Hi,

    I have a very long cat5 patch cable. Can i use this as an ethernet cable? I tried using it but it didn't work. It is of course possible its damaged.

    Regards
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    How long is very long? I believe that Ethernet standards allow a total length of 100 meters (328 feet) of CAT5 cabling between active devices.
     
  3. taj892

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    I dont think its over 100m
     
  4. Squashman

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    You are positive it is a patch cable?
    What two devices is the cable connecting?
    Do you have a cable tester?
     
  5. taj892

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    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    It is definitely a cat5 patch cable. It is written all along the side of it.7I want to connect it from a router to a PC.

    Unfortunately I don't have a cable tester
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Well, a "patch cable" is a standard 1:1 Ethernet cable, so unless it's damaged or really long, it should work.
     
  7. taj892

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    Ok, Thanks.

    I was just looking at the wiring in the connecter and the colours seem strange : White, White, Orange, Blue, Blue stripe, Orange Stripe, White, White.

    Strange?
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Well, are you sure those white ones aren't with a stripe that you can't see? If not, I have no idea what you have there.
     
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