Getting limited connectivity on new ethernet wires
Posted on 2006-05-17
I'm trying to configure my new dual NiC card and having difficulty. I kept getting the local fine but no internet. Finally I tried the cable on a client and found similar results (well on the client no local or internet). So I redid the ends and looked for damage and cut off a few feet that looked crimped, did it all again with the same result. Furthermore then when pluggin the regular wires back very difficutl to establish teh connection and whole sections on the 3 switches would go down and major pain of restarting the computer and finally will work again. Still can't get the new wire to work which is a little extra longer than the rest but not more than 70 feet.
Other wierd thing is sometimes it said connected on the network connections other times it says connencted, firewalled? However I'm having trouble accessing the firewall on the server and may have to do further consultation on that when the tech department calls me back. If you have any suggestions in the meant ime that would be great. I have 3 switches and one router connected to broadband. Never had so much trouble with the wiring. Could it be a faulty switch?