Quote Originally Posted by radioraiders View Post
I don't remember the cables coming with any instructions, I assumed ethernet cables were "plug-and-play"...but maybe not so simple afterall?
Simple enough if it's Switch<-patch-cable->PC. If you're using it on a desk top with the PCs and switch right there, it may in fact be a defective patch cable.

Not so simple if it's installed as premise wiring. If it's installed in the walls, terminated in a patch panel at one end, and a wall jack at the other, then improper installation can be a real problem.