Problems connecting to home network

By bigcheese13 ยท 4 replies
Jan 27, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I just bought a new computer and i set it up in one room and plugged it into my home network and it connected to the internet and worked fine, however when i moved it into the other room and connected it, it gave me the error that the network cable was unplugged...i tried a different cable and still no luck... can anybody help me?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Are you using wireless, or hard wired with an ethernet cord ?

    Wireless can be very weak, from room to room (signal wise) This can be dependant on a number of issues:
    Thickness of walls
    Electromagnetic radiation (if other equipment is close by - including wires in walls)

    If you are speaking ethernet cable, please check the cable by disconnecting and re-connecting it.

    By the way, from going back to the original room, does it work again ?
  3. bigcheese13

    bigcheese13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's connected with a CAT5e...

    and yes it works back in the original room...

    im presuming that there is something disconnected actually in the walls because when i went down to my router and swapped some wires around it still didnt work...
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Make sure to swap the wires back - or at least remember where they go.

    Sounds like the connection in the new room (lets say) is not connected to the router (hub)

    You should really mark which cable goes to which room.

    From a simple issue to doing lots of work ! :)
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

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