We recently moved to a new place that has ethernet wiring. Initially we didn't use it, as I set up a wifi network using eero. I recently decided to explore how I can use it, especially to connect a NAS. I've a few things including using a laptop to try and find out which wiring delivers internet through each of these cables. However, I can't figure it out.
The questions I have are:
- how can I figure out how the wiring works, and
- how can I use this network?
Following is some more detail about the wiring in the house.
Currently, we have our internet delivered through a fiber optic cable to the house. I've connected the output of it to the eero router:
This is the wiring I have in the garage, including a tp-link
TL-SG116 and a Leviton T568A:
There are 4 wires coming from behind the DSHOT box, labeled
living room 1, and
living room 2. I suppose there are corresponding outlets in each of those rooms:
However, in the living room, there are two wires that I suspect are the other ends of the two wires labeled
living room 1 and
living room 2 (but I'm not sure):
I've connected each of those two wires to the eero ethernet port and tried connecting the other one to my laptop. However, that didn't seem to work.
Using the suggestions in here I was able to verify that most of the wiring actually works. Out of the 7 wires coming out of the switch I was able to label 5 of them. The other 2 (including the white wire labeled
Living Room 1 showed no sign of life. If I find a way to diagnose those, I will. However, for now I'm not sure how to do that.