Question about Cat5E cable

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Question about Cat5E cable


    Hi all



    I have two cat5E cables one of them works on all three devices I have laptop, PS3, and streaming Box.

    The other one works on laptop only. What are the reason that the other cable doesn't work on PS3 and streaming box.
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       1 Week Ago #2

    Possible bad cable. You can get a tester that allows you to loopback test Ethernet cables.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    You may have a crossover cable. This is a cable with special wiring designed for direct connections between 2 similar devices, such as 2 computers. Most modern devices can use standard and crossover cables interchangeably. But with your PS3 and streaming box, maybe not.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    You may have a crossover cable. This is a cable with special wiring designed for direct connections between 2 similar devices, such as 2 computers. Most modern devices can use standard and crossover cables interchangeably. But with your PS3 and streaming box, maybe not.
    That is what I was thinking, you can test it with an OHM Meter for continuity.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    Thanks, it's not crossover one of the sides had a cut in one of the wires and I just redid it.
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