I have an old H5100 Blu-ray player with a manual, wired setup. Recently, I upgraded an old Cat5 cable to a Cat8 cable, and now the Gateway ping is not recognizing the player. The network on the Blu-ray player states it is connected to my modem/router, but the modem/router ARP does not list the Blu-ray's static IP address.
The player was working fine with the Cat5 cable, but it was slow as ^*#%.
So now I wonder: does this device recognize Cat8?
Does anyone know?
Also, if not, does anyone know if this device would at least recognize a Cat6?
P.S. While I appreciate offers for new cables, I only need knowledge of the highest speed cable that the H5100 can use.
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Thank you for the offer; however, I use 25-foot cables to go from our modem to our H5100, as they sit a room away from each other.
Do you know the most recent cable version the H5100 can use, by they way? Have you used a Cat5.e instead of the Cat5, and have you ever tried the Cat6?
I will buy a Cat6 and see how it goes! I did not know they were backwards compatible; this is important.
And, yes, at 25 feet, it is a stretch. I thought about repeaters, but they run a penny or two.