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Limited connnectivity on a data cable

My son has had an X-box 360 for xmas. I have run a new cable from a Linksys WRT54GS router to his room (distance approx 15mtrs). To test the function of the new cable I connected my laptop to it. It took a long time to 'see' the connection and when it did I gave a 'limited connectivity' message. Incoming source is via Vigin Broadband, through a set top box to the Linksys router.
We have another PC that i wired in which works without any problem, as dows my laptop on the wireless network.
Any suggestions?
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There are several possible causes for this error. As mentioned before there is a chance that the cable is not a 568A or 568B standard. I suggest trying a 568B standard cable for an xbox. and be sure that the router is handing out IP addresses correctly. the wireless connection may act differently than a wire connection, but you home router is likely handing out IP addresses from the same 192. address pool. the distance should not be a problem if the cable is a valid cat5 standard cable. to make it easy use a different wire and see if that resolves it. If not rest the router. If that does not work the router setting need to be adjusted. also consider assigning an ip address to the xbox. I do not know if you can manually set the ip address on an xbox.
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Sounds like you have a cross over cable which your pc will detect and the laptop is not, nor will the xbox. you should be able to see the colors in the ends through the plastic, they should be B scheme on both ends, or in laymans terms it should be brown/brownwhite-green-bluewhite/blue-greenwhite-orange/orange white on both ends. if its a cross over the orange and green will be swapped on one end. Id use another cable and hardwire the laptop to that same port and make sure its not a router problem though too.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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If you made the cable, I would start with the wire setting in the plugs. When I make cables, this is the biggest mistake that I make (I spend an extra $10 some times in remakes). Then make sure that the correct cabling schema is used for the XBox, I am not sure if it uses the standard T-568-B or T-568-A. This could cause some problems.

Additionally, I would check to see if the IP addressing is set up correctly, but it sounds like the cable is the problem, maybe the cable itself, not the connections.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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