problems with gigabit speeds on dual network card

David Timms dtimms at
Sun Sep 19 05:34:16 UTC 2010

On 19/09/10 15:18, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> If they don't, you have a wire issue. (Is it CAT 5 or above?)
Does all your cables have 2 pairs of wires or 4 pairs of wires, and are
they properly pinned out ?

Even in purchased cables, I have seen such faults (especially cheap/no
name) cables, where the pins for 100Mb are correctly pinned out, but the
other 4x wires are not.

Are they hand terminated, did the pins crimp down properly etc ?
It's not uncommon to have faulty raw plugs, or crimp tools (eg that scar
the edges of the plastic channels - making the copper fingers be unable
to make contact).

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