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Windows 7: Default Ethernet cable no longer working?

28 Aug 2014   #11
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It looks like you have two options, but another 50 ft Ethernet cable so you can operate or no cable and try to use the wireless.


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28 Aug 2014   #12
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes those are my 2 options. But thing is would the 50ft cable eventually have the same thing happen like the other ethernet cables?

The wifi isn't very good signal which is why i dont like the wireless.

Someone said he finds it impossible for the router to have overheated because if that was the reason for the ethernet cable ports to melt and thus i cant pull the ethernet cables out... then the router wouldn't work either anymore. That router still shows green lights and the last port when i put a small ethernet cable into it from my laptop... it works. Does anyone figure a reason for this? Much of this makes zero sense.

If it was heat and caused the melting, why would router still work with the last port?
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28 Aug 2014   #13
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I don't think it was heat. I suspect foul play and someone did something (glue?) to the cables. Unless the person who did this gets into it again, running a new cable should not result in the same problem. Chance you are going to have to take.

With the condition its in, ultimately the router will have to be replaced.
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28 Aug 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

With the small amount of current that goes through a ethernet cable I doubt that overheating to a degree to melt a connects into a router is the problem.

Their is a chance that the router its self is overheating. I would replace the router and verify that all quality cables fit properly. When you make 50ft runs of cable you must be choosy of what cable you use.

I had a friend make me up a long cable with the best you can buy cable and install the ends needed. Then can also check the cable after making the cable to make sure it is in proper working condition.
That is what companies that run ethernet cable do for long runs in apartment and business buildings. Fifty foot long cable of quality is not something one can normall buy in a store that doesn't specialize in such things. You could also ask your ISP if they offer such cables.
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28 Aug 2014   #15
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay so based on this, is it 100 percent most of you all say it has to be glue then?

Everything just doesn't add up. Because why would someone use glue because that would screw internet up for everyone. No one has their own internet we all sharing the wifi.

Another question i have is do you think someone who was asked to look at the wifi routers who is suppose to fix the configuration because wifi signal isn't good... do you think anyone that is doing this would ever use glue to try to fix this issue? I think someone came over last week to look at the routers because someone was saying the wifi signal wasn't working so the person in charge who usually bring someone to come and take a look at it. That person would never think about using glue to say tighten the ethernet cables in thinking it would make it work right?
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28 Aug 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The only reason I can think of why some one would use glue is to try and stop someone else from fooling with the router without permission and hurting other peoples use of the router.

If I had control of the building I would have a technician set the router up and then the router would be behind lock and key.
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28 Aug 2014   #17
Sergeant Steve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm with Layback Bear here. If someone would want to use glue it would be to prevent someone else removing the Ethernet Cables as a sort of physical tamper protection. It's pointless in this case since you all use the WiFi anyway (unless someone else is lying & wasn't sure which cable was theirs & glued them all cos someone kept pulling theirs out).

I dare say you could try using a small bladed scalpel (if you can get hold of one) & with the router powered off you could try and gently insert the blade around between the plug and socket to clear out the glue. If the three ports don't work anyway then you aren't really going to break much more tbh.
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28 Aug 2014   #18
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay I don't know what to say now. I just went and bought a 50 ft ethernet cable, it was a cat6 and not cat5 one because they didn't have any cat5... well it DID NOT WORK.

Basically when i connected from laptop to the last ethernet porn in the router, all it shows is the computer searching for a signal.

This makes zero sense because the ethernet cable is brand new. And yesterday we had 2 extra ethernet cables to test and one of them didnt work but the other one did ... as when i connected that short ethernet cable to last slot on router... it worked and there was a wired connection.

Does anyone know why in the world my ethernet cable isn't working since its brand new? Could it be because its a cat6 instead of cat5?
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28 Aug 2014   #19
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

For a temp test, can you disconnect the router from the cable modem at the cable modem & plug your 50ft cat6 cable into the cable modem & test to see if you can connect that way ?
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28 Aug 2014   #20
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay i check online to see if ethernet cable works or not and it tells me to type cmd then type inconfigure.


All I see is a bunch of Media disconnected.


I then went to network connections while the ethernet is connected to the router and all it does is it looks like searching for a signal but thats all it does. I then clicked diagnose and after all that i get this message


Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration. Same message for media disconnected and this for both routers when connecting the cat6 ethernet cable to it...
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