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- Feb 24, 2005
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I think I can follow your description so here's my idea.Ethernet wall sockets. I attach my laptop via ethernet cable directly to the LAN port on my router, and it works. I try this with another cable, and the second also works. However, if I then run one of these known-working cables from my router to the ethernet wall socket, and the other from another socket in the house to my laptop, I have no connection. Ergo, it's a problem with the sockets, right? I have unscrewed the cover plate on both and checked the wiring: one pair of wires was indeed crossed over, so I rectified that. But the damn arrangement still doesn't work, and I am at a loss. Is there anything obvious I have missed in my trouble-shooting? What would be the next logical step to take? Is there any possibility at all that I need to change a setting in the router (Mi wifi gen 4)?
I can't really just rely on the wi-fi signal: the wireless signal is unreliable, whereas I need to have a rock-steady connection for my online classes, on which rely not only my income but also my ability to stay in this country. Also, I can't easily have long cables snaking down the corridor (I am living with a toddler and a senior citizen with poor eyesight). And given who is sleeping in which room, I can't move my workspace closer to the router itself (or vice-versa, for that matter). So all suggestions gratefully received.
In our old apartment we had 16 ethernet wall sockets numbered 1-16. They are not, however connected with each other. Connecting a router to socket 4 and a laptop to socket 7 will not work as they don't speak to each other.
The cables in the wall ran from each individual socket into a cupboard in the hall with a patch box consisting of 16 female ethernet sockets numbered 1-16 (and a diagram showing where the sockets were in the house and what their numbers were). Our router was also in the cupboard. It had 4 outputs. So for example, if we connected the router to sockets 1,3,4,9 then we got signal at outlets 1,3,4 and 9.
So I think you have to find the patch box or "main" socket. Or, for example, let's say you have plugged your router into a wall socket (number 2) and you laptop (number 7) then you'll have to find the patchbox and connect 2 with 7 using a small ethernet cable.