- Jan 18, 2009
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I'm stumped. I ran a new network line to a computer in my office. My son had a roll or wire that he got for a good price on eBay. I'm beginning to think it wasn't such a good deal. He ran a line at his house, tested it with his tester and mine and couldn't get it to work properly. I figured he just configured something wrong and used the same wire. I've done this several times before and I'm confident that I put the connectors on right. The tester I used to check it checks each line individually and it said that I had 8 good lines. I'm not entirely positive how the tester works because it seems to me that to check continuity on 8 conductors you'd need another conductor. Anyway, it said the wire was good. I connected it to the computer and got the "network wire disconnected" message. So I ripped the wire out and ran another one. Same problem. Having run out of things to try I went out and bought a 50' cable with plugs. It works fine. I'm totally baffled. I used connectors from two different sources and it's not the first time I've done this so I've got to assume it's the wire but I have no clue how that can be. Anybody got an idea?