[SOLVED] No difference after switching to Cat5e

MrKerix

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I have recently upgraded my internet to 300mbps, so I decided to fully utilize the speed I have by switching old cat5 cable for cat5e but to no avail.
The most I get on my PC is around 100mbps on the old cat5 and the new cat5e.
While my xbox one gets almost 300mbps download just by wifi.
Any solution?
 
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The cable is factory made, only thing I did is I cut it a bit short and made the ending myself but the cable order is identical to the 1st port
And about that auto thing I think I misguided you. I am talking about the Wired AutoConfig in services because I thought that is what you mean but I have no idea about anything else
If you terminated the end, then it could be bad, unless you have some experience in terminating ethernet cables. I would recommend you purchase a simple tester like this one -- https://www.amazon.com/Klein-VDV526-052-Scout-Junior-Tester/dp/B004CI9NRM
If you have just 1 of the 8 wires not connecting, you will get 100Mbit speed and not gigabit speed.

MrKerix

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Is your PC connected directly to the router or is there in-wall cabling?
Is your PC network port set to AUTO ?
PC is connected thorugh a cable that is connected to the router but it leads through several walls but its still one cable, no switches and what not. The whole cable is around 20meters
And I ll have to look on that AUTO setting I'll let you know.
 

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PC is connected thorugh a cable that is connected to the router but it leads through several walls but its still one cable, no switches and what not. The whole cable is around 20meters
And I ll have to look on that AUTO setting I'll let you know.
No wall plates or other breaks in the cable? A single cable. Is the cable factory made or did you terminate it?
The config is set on Manual
You should have the speed and duplex set to auto.
 

MrKerix

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No wall plates or other breaks in the cable? A single cable. Is the cable factory made or did you terminate it?

You should have the speed and duplex set to auto.
The cable is factory made, only thing I did is I cut it a bit short and made the ending myself but the cable order is identical to the 1st port
And about that auto thing I think I misguided you. I am talking about the Wired AutoConfig in services because I thought that is what you mean but I have no idea about anything else
 

kanewolf

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The cable is factory made, only thing I did is I cut it a bit short and made the ending myself but the cable order is identical to the 1st port
And about that auto thing I think I misguided you. I am talking about the Wired AutoConfig in services because I thought that is what you mean but I have no idea about anything else
If you terminated the end, then it could be bad, unless you have some experience in terminating ethernet cables. I would recommend you purchase a simple tester like this one -- https://www.amazon.com/Klein-VDV526-052-Scout-Junior-Tester/dp/B004CI9NRM
If you have just 1 of the 8 wires not connecting, you will get 100Mbit speed and not gigabit speed.
 
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MrKerix

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MrKerix

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If you terminated the end, then it could be bad, unless you have some experience in terminating ethernet cables. I would recommend you purchase a simple tester like this one -- https://www.amazon.com/Klein-VDV526-052-Scout-Junior-Tester/dp/B004CI9NRM
If you have just 1 of the 8 wires not connecting, you will get 100Mbit speed and not gigabit speed.
After trying different cables it is indeed an error on my end.
So it can be a fault of 1 of the cables inside? I just want to be sure about this so I can get to fixing the cable.. dont want to buy a new one and dig through half the house.
 

kanewolf

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After trying different cables it is indeed an error on my end.
So it can be a fault of 1 of the cables inside? I just want to be sure about this so I can get to fixing the cable.. dont want to buy a new one and dig through half the house.
You can re-terminate the end you cut. But I would recommend watching videos and practicing on scrap cable. A tester REALLY makes this more fool-proof.
 
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MrKerix

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You can re-terminate the end you cut. But I would recommend watching videos and practicing on scrap cable. A tester REALLY makes this more fool-proof.
Thank you for pointing me to the obvious! I would be looking for the most complicated things instead of checking the cable... Have a good day