This is an addendum to an earlier thread, which I can't find, re wiring my house with cat5. So, I have a c45m run from a switch to my PC, with the cat5e cable going up the soil pipe boxout, across my loft, and down to the study where my PC is located. File transfer rates are 1 to 1.1 MB per sec, all connected via Netgear GS switches. I used to get around 90MBps when I ran c2m of cable. So, to the cable. It's cat5e and I terminated it myself, quite a few times before the switch recognised it was even connected at all. The switch is showing the 10MBps led rather than the 1GBps LEDs that I'd hoped for I could shorten then cable to about 25m, but am worried that this won't help as cat5e is rated to 100m. Have I mucked up the terminations, or do I have a faulty cable? Its not running particularly closely to an mains cables and is terminated as follows... White/orange. Orange. White/blue. Blue. White/green. Green. White/brown. Brown. Help appreciated as this has taken me literally all day! Many thanks. Cleggy..