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slowly blinking ethernet/LAN light

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by disfiguredskating, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. I have a WRT54G v.3 which I have upgraded the firmware on to HyperWRT. I have trouble getting the signal next door to my other house so I decided to just hard wire the connection with some Cat 5e wire my friend gave me. I ran the cable (about 200 feet) and put the connectors on and it would not work. The light for port 2 on the router began to blink slowly. When I unplugged the computer at the other end the light quit blinking. So I thought maybe I was not making the connectors right. I cut the old connectors off and remade each side...twice. Still no change. I don't think the cable is too long. I read that it can go 295 ft. I don't have it exposed (besides it just got installed last night). It may be the wiring, but as long as I have the connectors on each side with the wires in the same order I should be fine right?

    I can connect the computer at the other end to the router if I connect it with a 6ft Cat 5e wire (that I also made) while it is in the same room with the router. I have tried resetting the router, restarting the computers and switching ports for the different computers.

    Any help would be appreciated. If I left anything out please let me know.

    (I was also looking for the icon to attach to this message, but I could not find it. If someone could tell me where the smiley face with a gun to his head is I would appreciate it.)
     
  2. deed02392

    deed02392 Networkin' Nut Member

    As far as I'm aware, the slow blinking indicates there is too much interference on the line. This is feasible giving the extensive length of cable you're running.

    This also in fact happens to me on my tiny Linksys NSLU2 with a WRT54G v2.2, without a ferrite ring.
     

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