How to Connect an Rj45 the Easy Way?

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What is an RJ45 connector?

RJ-45 is the name of the connector used with an Ethernet cable, which looks like an oversized phone cord (phone cords use an RJ-15 connector). RJ-45 connectors are most commonly used to connect com... Read More »

How to Crimp Rj45?

RJ-45 connectors are normally used in telephone and network cables. Occasionally they are used for serial network connections. When the RJ-45 connectors first came into use, they were primarily use... Read More »

How many pins are on an RJ45 connector?

The RJ-45 connector is typically used on network cables and contains eight pins. The function for each pin depends on the actual connection. For example, with Ethernet, pin 1 is used for transmiss... Read More »

What is a RJ45 crossover cable used for?

An RJ45 crossover cable is similar to a standard, or "straight through" Ethernet cable. The wire pairs are simply reversed (crossed over) in one end of the cable. You can make a simple network betw... Read More »