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Ok I have a problem, and it's extremely strange. I can't figure it out!<br />
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I have a four-port router in my main computer room, serving three computers directly. Another (home-made) wire runs through the attic into my bedroom, serving two other computers hooked up to a 5-port switch. The two computers in my bedroom keep randomly losing network connectivity. They see eachother, but not the rest of the network (In the computer room)<br />
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Now, heres comes the stange part, and this is most likely going to ruin your ideas of what is wrong:<br />
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When i connect the main cable directly into one computer, the problem stops. The internet never dies, and works flawlessly. Now, you're thinking, then it's the switch. Well, think again! Two switches and one hub ALL had the same problem. I absolutely cannot figure this out.<br />
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My network specs: <br />
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Router- DLink GamersLounge 10/100/1000 Model DGL-4100<br />
Switch 1- Netgear 5-port 10/100 switch, Model FS605 v2<br />
Switch 2- Linksys 5-port 10/100 switch, Model EZXS55W<br />
Hub- Netgear 4-port hub, Model EN104TP<br />
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Thanks! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Try putting new connectors on both ends of the cable that "runs through the attic." Sometimes if the wires get pulled out just a little bit, you can get fun problems like that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Try putting new connectors on both ends of the cable that "runs through the attic." Sometimes if the wires get pulled out just a little bit, you can get fun problems like that.</div>

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</div>I'm surprised I didn't think of that myself :x<br />
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Brb, lemme try it.
 

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Just a guess.. But is the "uplink" port involved? If so then the port adjacent should be left empty.
 

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Most newer routers/switches don't have 1 uplink port or switch.... Many are auto-detect... I think that started to happen (on a grand scale) 2-3 years back.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Most newer routers/switches don't have 1 uplink port or switch.... Many are auto-detect... I think that started to happen (on a grand scale) 2-3 years back.</div>

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</div>I must have an outdated switch, as it has the "uplink". I had a similar issue, maybe time to get a newer model...<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I didn't use the "uplink" at all.. was i supposed to? I'm confused..<br />
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I just replaced the head in my room.. hopefullly that fixes things.
 

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You also have a mess of different brands, when i mixed D-Link and Linksys, i never got proper results... now i'm on nothin but dlink, and my gf's on nothin but linksys, and the networks haven't needed me in six months!! Also... wires will do that... how home made are we talkin?
 

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I have mixed Linksys with NetGear and have not had a problem in 1+ year.
 

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We're talking buying cablea nd plugs, aligning and crimping.<br />
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I found the problem with the origional wire: the stirped green was where the stirped blue was supposed to be (and vise versa)<br />
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Now, the activity LED blinks like mad when I plug in the cord... i dont know whats going on...
 

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Semms to work with the Linksys! I'll let it run overnight, and if FahMon says cannot see it again, then i know something is wrong still..
 

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Blinking lights aren't always bad.<br />
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Addition: Have fun with all of <i>that</i>.
 

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</div>Yeah, but insane unstopping blinking is a sure sign of something, lol.<br />
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Thanks, I'll try to have fun. But now, time to sleep <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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When your devices are blinking like crazy (spacially the WAN lights) it means that something is wrong. Mine does it all the time (stupid Linksys) and only a hard reset fixes it (unplug the power cord for ten seconds).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When your devices are blinking like crazy (spacially the WAN lights) it means that something is wrong. Mine does it all the time (stupid Linksys) and only a hard reset fixes it (unplug the power cord for ten seconds).</div>
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yeah, works fine now. I think the netgear is shot, and th cable was definitly messed up.
 

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u must be 1 rich cat ,what u got like 7 PCs? i can berly maintain 1 ,man im so broke
 

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I have... 4 PC's (2 intel, 2 AMD) and one mac... another PC on the way and my gaming rig in december, so eventually make it 7. So yeah, pretty much.
 
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