We moved into a new house that has Ethernet (Cat 5e) wiring throughout, great! Except they didnt put RJ45 jacks on the ends of the cables in the otherwise very nicely organized cable box in a closet. The cables are also not labeled so I have no idea what goes to what room.
I've never crimped an ethernet cable before and the internet installer wouldn't do it so I got a kit with a crimping tool, tester, RJ45 connectors, and several Youtube tutorials. I got a Netgear 16 port unmanaged switch and got to work putting the connectors on after several practice runs that the tester say went well. I used the B cable order without knowing which they used for sure, but as I understand it I should be seeing a signal, just crossed over with the tester if I got that part wrong.
I went ahead and set up all 10 cables before testing them, because of course I did, and I went around the house with the tester trying all the ports. None seem to be getting any signal with the tester and my PC isnt picking up the internet over ethernet.
Im not sure where to start troubleshooting this. I tried redoing one of the connectors after another trial with a spare piece that went fine. I tried connecting the tester to one of the closet wires and then going around the house plugging the other tester half into every port, no test signals. The internet installer took one of those wires, put a connector on and connected it to their modem and that part worked just fine. I even opened one of the jacks to see if there was even a wire behind it and there was. Im not sure how to tell if its properly set up but it didnt look wrong.
Im at a loss. Any ideas before I call a pro? Im not even sure who I'd call.