Guys, i am a newbie here and by no means am i a computer genius. With that said, i am fairly technical and good with wiring. I intend to take the cheap route here and bury 150 ft of cat 5e in pvc to my garage which is detached from the house. I have one very large problem before i start work. My 150 ft ethernet patch cable will not send a signal to my laptop from my wireless router (linksys WRTP54G-VR) I have tried the cable directly from the modem without issue. The router ports are all working as i have a 6 ft patch from the router to the pc and all 4 ports test out as good. Can someone please advise me on why this may be happening and what can i do to resolve the issue. The router is less than a year old and the wireless portion of it works fine for both the vonage and the house laptop. I mean a signal is a signal. Cat 5e should go 300+ feet from what i read. Please help guys. Thanks in advance for any help offered.