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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 09:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Wall Ethernet Plug Issues

Had Verizon set up my internet for the apartment. They set up the modem in the electrical box in the bedroom. My own router is plugged into the Ethernet port on the wall in the living room. Router wifi works fine and I anything I plug into the router works great too.

My computer is in my bedroom and there's an Ethernet port in that bedroom as well. But that Ethernet port isnt working.

Pictures below are of the two electrical boxes. Bottom box has Verizon's equipment. Above box must be the ports for each rooms Ethernet port. Yellow cable goes to top box and I'm assuming that top port is for the living room.

How do I get the Ethernet wall port on my bedroom to work?

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Ideally, you should move your router there and put it between the modem and your patch panel, thought this might not be an ideal placement for wifi. If you need to place the wifi somewhere else for better connectivity you have a few options. Easiest would be to replace your router with a set of mesh routers, this way you can keep one there and then place the other ones for wifi coverage throughout your house. You could also use access points instead. For my setup I added a second wall jack to where I wanted my router and I'm feeding the modem from the panel through the first jack to the router and then the router feeds back to my patch panel through the second jack and from there into a switch I use to distribute out to the other ports in the patch panel. I "borrowed" the picture from a Leviton forum which shows wiring for the first scenario.

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Get a cheap cable tester and a punch down tool.

You patching looks fine so it could just be bad termination on the patch panel/data ports on each end.

Plug in the test and see if all the lights come up. If they dont remove and punch down the cables again and test again. If you get no luck again it could be a break in the cable at which point you will need to re-run the ethernet cable.

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