> > Thanks, PeeGee. Yes, there are only 2 wires at each end, red/green and
> > green/red, and they're both side by side in the middle of the plugs,
> > i.e. there are vacant wire-slots on both sides of them.
> > What you are saying sounds like sense. I have been researching after
> > Conor's post, above, and a crossover cable (in the Wikipedia article)
> > says there are 8 conductors, all different colours.
> > So I have the wrong cable then?
> > Maybe this is all the problem is?!!!! ?
> Looks like it.
OK. Progress is being made. I have just connected up using an 8-wire
cable between the router and the ethernet socket on the desktop, but
still no joy.
The 8-wire cable heads when laid side by side show the wires to be in
the same order at both ends. And the cable has written on it:
"UTP Patch cord 26AWG 4P ISO/IEC 11801 and TIA/EIA 568 CATS".
Is this the wrong cable?