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WAN Port Cable distance ??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by skwert, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. skwert

    skwert Guest

    Hi,

    Anyone know if the distance that the wan port ethernet cable can run is less than standard 100 Metres and if so what is the max distance you can cable the wan port on cat 5?

    Reason: I am trying to install a wireless router on the end of a cat 5 cable that will act as a wireless hotspot. I do not want to run any wireless repeaters etc and have run a cat 5 cable to the location that the router is to be installed. Total cable run is approx 40 Metres (well within Cat 5 spec of 100m)

    The (strange) issue I have is the following: When I plug the cable into the wan port on my router (WRT54GL) It simply will not connect to the other end. I have confirmed that the cable is working by plugging my laptop into the cable and it can browse the web no problem (if I put the router on the other end where the adsl modem is) however if I put the router on the one end and the adsl modem on the other end they simply will not talk to each other.

    So basically I can communicate with the router over the internal port of the router and not the external port of the router over the same 40m cable segment .....

    any ideas ?

    Thanks

    Kurt
     

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