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2018-04-11

A Close Look at RJ45 Connectors

The Registered Jack (RJ45) is a physical connector that often gets overlooked. And for good reason. We are so used to seeing it everywhere, but there is actually very limited interaction between us and these cables. Save for those moments when we’re setting up our modems or telephone lines, or troubleshooting, we pay very little attention to these connectors. In truth, however, these cables and plugs play a big role in our technologically advanced, highly digital life.

2018-04-11

Anatomy of an RJ45 Connector

We access the Internet almost all the time, with practically every waking moment of our lives dependent on it. We do our research online, communicate to friends and family via social networking sites, purchase items online, engage in different forms of entertainment, and follow our favorite celebrities by the minute. We consume and pass on data from the Net, but we do not really understand how information can travel from one huge data depository—the World Wide Web—down to our computer screens. To help us understand the process behind this data transfer, it pays to take a look at an unassuming piece of physical connector—the RJ45.

2018-04-11

Crimping an RJ45 Connector to a Cable

Terminating a cable with an RJ45 connector may be an intimidating task. But all you need are basic background about connectors, the right tools, and a little bit of patience to help you get the job done. This article will guide you through the step-by-step procedure in crimping an RJ45 connector to a cable

2018-04-11

Differences Between the RJ45 and RJ11

The Registered Jack 45, or RJ45, cable is modular connector commonly used in homes and offices for Ethernet connections and computer networks. It is often confused with the RJ11, which is the most commonly used connector for telephone lines. Because of similarities in their appearance, these two connectors are often used interchangeably. But RJ45 connector is very much different from the smaller RJ11. This article will discuss the difference between the two connectors in terms of appearance, structure, wiring scheme, and applications.

2018-04-11

Types of RJ45 Connectors

The RJ45 connector is a standard type of physical connector used for networking computers. The most common form of twisted-pair connector, it is an eight-position, eight-contact (8P8C) modular plug and jack. To connect the RJ45 cable to the interface, two wiring systems are used—T568A and T568B. Usually used to connect computers to Ethernet-based Local Area Networks (LAN), the RJ45 connector comes in different types.

2018-04-10

Evolution of the USB Connector

In the mid-1990s, prominent players in the computer industry formed a rare alliance to address the need for a universal interface to connect peripheral devices to computers. Think tanks from Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Compaq, to name a few, came up with a data transfer system that would prove to be revolutionary for decades to come—the USB connector , or Universal Serial Bus.

2018-04-10

Getting to Know the USB Connector

The USB connector, short for “universal serial bus,” is a type of connector developed in the 1990s to link computers and peripheral devices. It was developed to simplify and standardize connection, communication, and power supply between computers and peripherals. Examples of peripheral devices include printers, keyboards, scanners, digital cameras, portable media players, disk drives, and network adapters, to name a few.

2018-04-10

Properties of a USB Connector

The USB connector is a standard data connection and transfer interface developed in the mid-1990s to replace old serial and parallel ports. Today, three decades later, it remains to be one of the most popular data connection systems, owing to its ease of use, flexibility, compatibility, and power capabilities.

2018-04-10

Types of USB Connectors

In the mid-1990s, a revolutionary device was developed that has made using computers and peripheral devices a lot easier. It was the result of a rare coming together of industry leaders in the business of computers, the likes of Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few. The product of the alliance was the Universal Serial Bus, or USB, which has, since its development, changed the landscape of computing across the globe.

2018-04-10

Why the USB Connector is Considered Revolutionary

The USB, or Universal Serial Bus, is one of the most popular and commonly used connectors at this day and age. It features a standardized port that can link different peripheral devices to computers. Examples of these peripheral devices are cameras, mice, keyboards, flash drives, and cell phones, to name a few.

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