Build a PC Help me Crimp my Wires!!

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Kev32

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I'm currently in the process of creating a 15-17m long cat5 ethernet connection between two 10/100 hubs. Only problem is, after connecting both ends with the RJ45 connectors and plugging one end into the uplink port and the other into the other hubs standard port I am getting constant collisions. My HUBS manual refers that this is due to faulty wiring however I've checked both ends of wire with the ethernet tester which has verified that all 8 pins are connected with no non-parralell wires! Could another problem have caused this, I've heard that pushing the wires to far into the connector can cause problems and by the looks of it I have......
 

PanicX

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Normally to connect 2 network devices, you'll need to use a crossover cable. Some network devices have uplink ports that contain an internal crossover allowing a standard patch cable to work. You may want to try creating a crossover cable and see if that solves your issue.

Check this HOWTO(littlewhitedog.com) on how to make crossover cables.
 

Kev32

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Thanks for the info I'll try using the crossover cable idea after my mate (whose a technician) has a go crimping the wires. You see I've tried using a normal industrialy made cat5 (exactly the same as the one I'm trying to connect RJ45's to) to connect the two (via uplink port) and it works perfectly! I think I may be cutting the lengths of the 8 wires incorrectly though so it is resulting in data transfer collisions.
 
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