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ps2 network adaptor- HELP!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hateater, Nov 26, 2005.


  1. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    I have a modem, a switch with 5 ethernet outs, and a long ass cat6 cable. when i got the cable to my ps2, it didnt fit. after some research i saw that it accepts cat5 cables- but not cat6? what the hell plugs into the back of my ps2, and how can i get that to my switch?!
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It accepts CAT5... should accept CAT6 as well, IIRC, they use the same RJ45 connectors. Should be backwards compatible. Unless there are prongs in there, but that shouldn't make a difference.

    Try a CAT5 cable.
     
  3. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    I bought a 50' cat6 cable, and the male end is too large to fit into the adaptor. However, a telephone plug fits in just fine. Do cat5 cables have a male end similar to a telephone cable?
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Don't have one in front of me, but dumb question... aren't there two jacks?

    CAT5 and CAT6 use the same connector. And I know for a FACT that I used a CAT5 cable with an RJ45 connector for my PS2 network adapter.
     
  5. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR

    ****... are there two jacks? *runs down to look* DAMNIT!

    there was a sticker over the second jack! Thanks man.
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    :)

    Glad to help.

    :p
     
  7. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Also, DO NOT PLUG A PHONE LINE INTO THE NETWORK JACK. You can fry your network adapter.
     
  8. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Now i get it- i was wondering why the sticker told me not to plug in a phone line into a phone jack. then i took off the sticker...
     
  9. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yeah, one is for the phone (it has a dialup type podem built in), and the other is for a broadband network connection. The dialup must be mostly useless.
     
  10. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    now all i need are some TB members who play socom 3....