HP 6720s + Network ONLY in certain areas...
I'm having a very odd problem with one of our staff laptops...
It's an HP 6720s, the teacher brought it to me and said the network wasn't working properly on it, so I plugged it into a point in my office and it worked perfectly. Teacher took it and left, next day came back and said it wasn't working again, plugged it in, worked perfectly.
So I took the laptop upstairs with me, to the staffroom where he'd be trying to use it.
To make sure everything was as it should be, I used one of the computers up there to ping our main server, sure enough not a single problem, every ping returns <1ms. I unplug the cable from the computer and plug it into the laptop and try and ping the same server and it seems to battle to respond, times out a few times, then one ping returns with a 200ms response, then a few more times outs, then 2 responses, then more timeouts.
I tried with a few cables in the staffroom, same problem, yet plug the PC thats normally up there in and everything is fine.
Now I would say its a faulty network port on the laptop, but then why does it work fine in my office?
2nd possible fault, in my office, the cable is about 2m long, then goes into a switch, in the staffroom, it's a good 60+ metres to the switch, is it possible the network card in the laptop is going and isn't able to push the signal down the cable?
Having said all this, it only occured to me today that I should have tested the wireless as well, just didn't occur to me at the time :rolleyes:
Any suggestions regarding the cable would be greatly appreciated?