Everything posted by Duct Tape
Are these premade Cat5 cables or are you making them yourself? If you are making them yourself, avoid using EZRJ45 connectors. If you don't have a sharp crimp/cut off tool, the ends of the cat5 can poke through the connector and cause pins in the RJ45 jack to short out. I would check for corrosion in the RJ45 jack. Maybe replacing the cable is cleaning off these connections just enough to make it work until the corrosion creeps back in.
it's funny. the bare bones, minimal performance pc that runs my show, runs them just fine. If I plug the USB/RS485 adapter into my super high performance laptop and try to run a sequence, it blue screens. it is probably a driver issue, but it made me laugh when it happened.