Setup: Dell inspiron 1720 notebook with 4pole FW port + H8000FW with 6pole FW port.
– 5 feet long 6pole – 4pole FW cable: works well.
– 15 feet 6pole – 4pole FW cable: does not work; notebook doesn't recognize the H8000FW. I was able to rule out defective cable.
– 15 feet 6pole – 6pole FW REPEATER cable + 5 feet 6pole – 4pole FW cable: also does not work! This repeater cable is not at all cheap.
I do need a fire wire connection notebook-H800FW with 15 feet (or more) length.
Any hints appreciated. Thanks, Thomas.