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Why am I not connecting at 1.0GB?

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The setup:

Intel Gigabit Network Connection on lappy -> Cat 6 ethernet cable -> Cat.6 patch panel -> Cat 6 patch cord -> 3Com gigabit switch.

Laptop connects at 100.0 Mbps. Adapter is set to Auto for Link speed.....

WHAT am I missing here?
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by:Glen Knight
ID: 24748875
Is the switch port configured for Gigabit?
Which model switch is it?

Also have you tried setting you network card specifically for 1GB?
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by:astrochimp
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What about the RJ-45 connectors? Have you tried setting the link speed to 1000 Full Duplex manually? Does it work?
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by:kmtaylor517
ID: 24748896
Switch is configured for Gigabit. In fact, I am discovering that anyone plugged DIRECTLY in to the switch is connecting at a gig.

Those of us running through the patch panel are not however.....

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by:Glen Knight
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Perhaps as suggeste above it is the RJ45 Jacks on the wall?
Or a fault/mispatched patch panel?
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by:astrochimp
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The obvious question is whether the patch panel is Cat6.
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by:kmtaylor517
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No jacks on the wall. Very elementary setup for a startup. Cat 6 cabling is running from the station to the patch panel directly.

So it's got to be the patch panel? Or the patch cables?
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by:kmtaylor517
ID: 24748953
Patch panel is Cat 6.
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by:Glen Knight
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Or mispatched?
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Glen Knight earned 2000 total points
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sorry mispunched not patched!
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by:kmtaylor517
ID: 24748993
LOL, i knew what you meant.

I had hired a guy to run and punch all of this down.......now it's looking like he did it wrong :o( Damn.
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by:Glen Knight
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Just pull one back out, repunch it and check see if that fixes your problem, if there is any kind of crossover or bad contact this will affect the 1GB connection
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by:kmtaylor517
ID: 24749097
Ummmmm.....there are only 2 pair punched down for every cable run....

Anyone in SF want to come re-do this for us? LOL......

Sorry to have wasted everyone's time. I'm going to go somewhere spacious now so my head can explode.
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by:astrochimp
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Find the guy who did this as tattoo the words "straight through" to his forehead.
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by:Glen Knight
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Hmm, that will be why it's not working!!!!
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by:Glen Knight
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I live in the UK and I wanna come over and find this guy ;-)
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by:kmtaylor517
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You guys rock.

I'm going on a manhunt now.
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by:Glen Knight
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Show him this: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/num/586a586b.htm
And also check he isn't colour blind?  The jacks should have colours on the back of them but so should the patch panel?
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