I'm cabling a new part of my home and I tried to create 2 ports on my wall. To summarize my installation (schema at the end), I have my internet access downstair. I installed a netgear switch upstairs to connect my equipements there. Then from this switch I connected 2 cables which are running inside the wall to my house other part. Both cables are arriving at the same place to create 2 ethernet port.
If I connect to my cable to this kind of connector shown on the image, and then I'm connecting my computer to the female port, my computer has no connection, and the ethernet port is not event flashing.
Note: When cabling this connector I invert green and orange to correspond to the other end of my cable which is using T568A. However I did try T568B to be sure it wasn't the problem.
However If I use a male connector instead of the female one, and I plug it directly in my computer it works. I'm currently writing from the wifi provided by a router connected to this male connector.
I even tried to reproduce the wall cable with another cable running from my computer, to a female ethernet port as shown, itself connected to a switch, connected to the internet access modem. And it also worked fine. I did it to be certain I was clipping the right ethernet wire into the right socket.
So I have no clue at the moment why it is not working. I connected my cable to the female port several time this morning being carefull about how I connect it.
Here is a schema of what I tried if it can help. I ordered an ethernet tester to be even more certain I didn't screw up while connecting something.
Schema notes :
- A and B at the beginning of the cable are for the connection used (T568A/B)
- The cable number indicates which cable i used again
- The switch used in all 3 tests is the same
Edit to show how I wired a jack to test if I'm wiring it correctly :
The solution : The tester I ordered finally arrived, and it showed me my mistake. The plug on my cable 2 on my schema was in the wrong order (8->1 instead of 1->8). And instead of starting fresh I reproduced my error each time I created a new plug