Posted on 2002-05-02
I have just installed a new computer to my network. the only different thing about this computer is that it is around 70 metres (of wire) away.
Now, I wired the cat5 cable like so:
white-blue,blue, wh-orange, orange, wh-green, green, wh-brown, brown.
This was done the same for both ends.
On connecting the wire to the computer and the switch, I have a link both on the switch as well as the nic card.
However, I am not managing to see the other computers. All the ip settings are good. And just to make sure I am using one of the computers that works fine on the network in the new place. I do not manage to ping a computer that is online. However, if I go to my network neighborhood on the older computer (where the network is working fine), I manage to 'see' the computer 'josh' the new one... however if i double click on it, it tells me cannot find connection (or something of the sort).
since, it manages to 'see' and identify the computer, i came up with the conclusion that the cable is wired correctly, (i am probably wrong).
I don't know what the problem is could anyone please help me.
Also, The cable passes over a lightbulb wire twice.