4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2018 4:24 PM by Intel Corporation

    NUC6CAYH ethernet works with Cat6 cable, but not Cat5e.


      I purchased a NUC6CAYH a couple weeks ago and set it up as a headless linux server for some light workloads I have. Everything seemed wonderful until I moved the NUC to its permanent location and couldn't get the Ethernet connection to light up. After some trial and error, I found out that the 20-foot Cat6 cable I had used for the initial setup works fine, but no other cables seem to work at all. Every other available cable I have is Cat 5e, and I've confirmed them working with other systems, but only the Cat 6 cable works with the NUC.


      What could possibly cause this? I'm going to get some short Cat 6 cables to see if this is really a Cat 6 vs Cat 5e problem, but this just boggles my mind as it is...