I am writng from a small charity that could do even greater things if our computer network was fully functional!
My problem is that I have a length of Cat5e cable going about 100m from a central switch to an outbuilding used by volunteers where it connects to another switch. From there, it goes about another 15m to a further switch.
Devices connected to the final switch aren't functioning. I've substituted in a Belkin Switch (Model F5D5141) used elsewhere on site and it works ok. So I've tried to get another one. But this particular model has two incarnations! The one readily available has the ports at the back and the led lights onthe front and doesn't work for us. I am struggling to get hold of one of the original type.
Do you think the problem is with the type of switches we are using, the length of the cable runs or the fact that I am daisy-chaining switches together?
Any advice is much appreciated.
Yours, as a relative novice,
Deen City Farm (www.deencityfarm.co.uk