Splitting Cat5e

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 Question by Brad Wither posted 16 Apr 2004
 Splitting Cat5e
Dmitri, thank you for the info on splitting cat5e to 2 outlets. However, I still cannot get the 2nd outlet to function. The first one works fine. Also, the green and orange lights on the NIC card are "ON", as are the lights for the port on the router, so I believe the signal is being sent and received. Why am I unable to connect to the Internet on the 2nd outlet, but can on the first?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 26 Apr 2004
Dear Brad,

I think you are experiencing network-related problem, not a cabling problem anymore. Granted, link light is not the most reliable test tool, but the fact that you have link lights on both ends of that cable, normally indicates that your physical connection is fine. Check your Internet connection settings as well as DHCP server's settings. The problem has got to be outside cabling this time.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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