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Rp114 will not work with 100 ft. cable works fine on short cables

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A 100-foot cable from an HDMI SPLITTER? Why? You were lucky it ever worked. Reliable (?) HDMI cables of that length are rare and VERY COSTLY. Add in a splitter (which reduces signal quality and strength) and you have the recipe for disaster. My suggestion is that you try to find a better way to arrange you setup to reduce the cable length to a manageable distance.

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Hello - We have built a new room and I have one end of 100 FT UTP cable connected to my DSL router and the other end is connected to the wall jack. Now, when I connect the wall jack to the laptop, I can...

OK - I first did not understand the problem, but after looking at the manual of the RP114 (if you don't have one, you can get it here), things become clearer.
  • Vocabulary: You say you "put a hub in between", but you connected the RP114 to the wall outlet and a computer to the RP114. Correct? The problem is that this device is not a hub, but a router.
  • By installing a second router, you created a second network, that is not able to talk to your first network. That's why you can't get to the gateway.
  • You will have to re-configure your RP114, so it can communicate with your first router. Actually, you will have to disable all "router" functions, especially DHCP.
So - how do you do that?
  • Connect a computer to the RP114 and check your IP address by typing "iconfig /all" in a command prompt (Win-key+R, then type "cmd" and then "ipconfig/all in the opening window.) You will see that your IP address is somewhere in the range.
  • Find the Gateway information.
  • Look at the manual (pg.41-43) how to connect to the RP114.
  • Start the wizzard. None of these settings are important, except pg.46 "WAN IP Address Assignment"
  • Here you have to match the values to your current DSL router configuration. Let's say my first router has the following information:
  1. IP address (=Gateway)
  2. Subnetmask
  • Now choose "fixed IP address" for the RP114 and set it to
  • Subnetmask is
  • Gateway is (your first router)
  • click Finish
What you did here is to integrate the RP into your first network.
  • Now go to "Advanced Settings" (see pg.55 in the manual) and go to "LAN Setup".
  • Disable DHCP. You don't want to have two devices handing out addresses - let your first router do that.
  • Check the System Status (pg.67) and make sure all settings are applied: WAN should point to your first router, no DHCP on your LAN.
One last thing: whatever IP address you give to your RP114, make sure that you take that out of the DHCP pool from your first router. You didn't mention which router you are using, but usually they all have a setting that defines the DHCP range (see some examples pictures here.) So if your first router's address is and your RP's address is, start the DHCP range outside of these values. In other words: make sure that RP's address is NOT used by DHCP, or your setup might fail. You want to reserve that address for the RP only!

If you think that this is way too much trouble, you can always go here and get a switch for under 20$.;-)

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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Max cable lenght for cat 6e cable

The cable standard provides performance of up to 250 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T / 1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet). It is expected to suit the 10GBASE-T (10Gigabit Ethernet) standard, although with limitations on length if unshielded Cat 6 cable is used. Category 6 cable can be identified by the printing on the side of the cable sheath.

Cat5e is suitable for 10/100/1000baseT ethernet for 100 meters, when properly installed.
Cat 6 is also good for 10 gig ethernet for 37 meters, but that is pretty short, unless just in a server room.
There is no Cat 6e, but Cat 6A will be good for 10/100/1000/10GbaseT ethernet for 100 meters.
Unshielded Twisted Pair has no ground shield around the wires. It is the standard in the US, where most network standards were defined. There are extensions to the standards to allow for the more common in Europe, Shielded Twisted Pair.
Some Cat-6 cables are too large and may be difficult to attach to 8P8C connectors without a special modular piece and are technically not standard compliant. If components of the various cable standards are intermixed, the performance of the signal path will be limited to that of the lowest category. The maximum allowed length of a Cat-6 cable is 100 meters (330 ft) when used for 10/100/1000baseT and 37 meters (120 ft) when used for 10GbaseT. This applies for UTP cables only. Shielded Cat 6 and Cat 7 cables are capable of 100m.....sodeep

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insert satalite into wan port, set up router
run a client wire from the router to a zyxel PL-100
and the others should pick up off that one..

like so.. :direct from zyxel website specific for pl-100

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100 Ft. Cat 5e Cable damaged

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