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    Two PC's won't connect

    I have a home network with five PC's on a LAN. 3 use the exact same Belkin cabling (rated 5) and work fine. I bought new cabling (also rated 5) from an unknown manufacturer and wired up two more boxes. One box is dead, and the other is slow as molasses. The molasses running box is 1/3 the distance than the dead box. Is there such a substantial difference in network cabling from two different manufacturers. I heard something where one cabling can be made of strands and the other made of solid copper? Ist that correct? Connections at both ends are identical. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR SUGGESTIONS

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    Re: Two PC's won't connect

    Try swapping the cables. If the problem moves with the cable, then you need to replace them. If the problem does not move, then you have a problem with the configuration of the new systems.
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