Ethernet cable wont work

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madguitarist09

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I just ran an ethernet cable from my router, in my office, all the way upstairs across the house to my bedroom to hook up to my ps3. I finally crimped the ends and went to test it and it doesn't work. I made sure that the wires went into the connectors correctly. I cant figure out what is wrong! Any ideas?? Thanks in advance!
 

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Did you use the matching type of crimp plugs for the type of stranded or solid conductor cable you are using?
 
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The simple way to find out if you connect all the colors correctly is to test the cable RG45 with a tester. Plug both ends and you should be able to see the same connection number on both boxes. If they were done correctly, then the problem is in your PS3. Another way to do it, is to try the cable you just made with you pc connect it into the router.

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I used TIA-568B. I tried hooking my laptop to it and it still doesnt work. Do you think something happened to the wire while i was pulling it through walls and such?
 
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If you tested the cable with your laptop and does not work, 2 things might had happen, one the cable are not matching correctly and if they are, definitively the cable got cut while you were pulling it. Sorry


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I have made hundreds of cables and occasionally I will end up with a bad crimp on one of the connectors. I would simply change the rj45 at one end of the cable and try it, if that doesn't work try the other end. It is very easy to have the wires slip out just a tad while making the crimp and not have a connection.
 
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