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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Weffie, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. Weffie

    Weffie Thread Starter

    Apr 30, 2011
    We have a home network, and my husband has a shop about 100 feet away from our house. He is a retired phone man and made a cable to his shop out of Cat 5 cable, but it did not work. We wondered if it would be best to boost the wireless signal down to the shop, but the building is metal, and we assume we would have to use some kind of antenna at the door to obtain the signal. I obviously need help from you network pros with this. Any suggestions?

    Here's the TSG SysInfo:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1640, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1917 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 142385 MB, Free - 36736 MB;
    Motherboard: eMachines, MCP61PM-GM
    Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    Thanks for any help you can give us.
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    If he already ran the cabling, he should figure out what's wrong....whether it be there is a physical break in the cable some where or if the wiring is just wrong. Since he's a retired phone guy, confirm that he has wired the ends to be either T568A or B.
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