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They still can go bad after that, but it sounds like you're using the same patch panel port? So that shouldn't be an issue. I grew up on Cisco so I'm not really familiar with Dell switches, but if its the same you'll get some sort of link lights no matter what. Are you sure the port isn't shutdown? Sorry for asking such basic questions, but you gotta start somewhere

Don't apologize, even experts sometimes miss the smallest things.

All the ports are configured as "no shutdown" and the link state immediately becomes active in an UP state when cable is plugged in with an active device.

My next steps will be to just verify that all my punchdowns are still good and in the right order. But first, I'm going to try to connect through the living room jack with my wife's laptop.
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I'm a network engineer by trade and I couldn't tell you how many times I've sat around with some bright colleagues and even some brighter consultants only to find we have a bad cable or punchdown in the mix!
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I'm a network engineer by trade and I couldn't tell you how many times I've sat around with some bright colleagues and even some brighter consultants only to find we have a bad cable or punchdown in the mix!

It's crazy, I'm a programmer and we have our own situations like that, where it comes down to something like a missed line termination(period, semi-colon, etc)

So, I hooked up my wife's laptop into the living room and I got connected according to the ethernet settings. I also got connected on one of the jacks in the office, however the office connection didn't allow me to get into the web config. I need to check today after work to see if I can connect to the web config from the living room port. If so, I'll be checking the jack connections in the office.
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