Larry the cable + ethernet guy
April 1, 2012 2:49 PM Subscribe
Larry the cable-and-ethernet guy? How did he figure out my home's ethernet topology?
posted by toastchee to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So when we moved in, the cable/DSL guy was able to figure out which ethernet cable went where. I told him 'upstairs office' and he plugged the right cable in (I was away doing something else when he performed his magic.)
In this photo
I know that the ethernet comes into the wiring closet via a blue and orange cat 5 drop. The mass of purple cables indicate different cat5 jacks throughout the house. So plug the incoming cat5 cable into the router and the proper purple cables into the router and internet is dispersed throughout my crib.
But, how did he know? there are no labels on the cables. Did he run around to each jack and verify the connectivity?