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RJ45 Connector FAQ's

What is an RJ45 Connector?
The RJ45, or the Registered Jack 45, is a common type of connector for network cables used to hook your computer to your internet. In most cases, RJ45 compatible cables will be used with Ethernet and other types of network applications, so it may be common to see this type of jack in your home, office, or school.

What's a 8P8C Connector?
The 8P8C connector is just another, more technical name for the RJ45, however, in most cases, you'll only see the jack documented as an RJ45, so don't worry about the confusion. You may however see this reference when shopping for RJ45 connector parts and accessories.

What Cables Work With an RJ45 Connector?
Well, for starters, most Ethernet cables and networking cables are going to require this type of jack in order to be functional. Cat5 cables, Cat5e cables, and Cat6 cables are just a few of the Ethernet cables that can be used with an RJ45 connector.

How's an RJ45 Connector Different from a Phone Jack?
Let's get down to specifics. The RJ45 connector has eight pins to which the wire strands of the cable interface with electrically, and although this may seem distinct, the RJ45 can actually be mistaken for other kinds of connectors. The RJ-11 connector, which is used for telephone cables, is slightly smaller yet looks much like an RJ45. Be careful not to confuse the two when you're setting up your home or office networks. You'll soon find that your Ethernet cable won't plug into a standard phone jack. You'll need something different.

Where can I find RJ45 Connector Parts and Accessories?
At TriangleCables.com, we carry a variety of RJ45 supplies, including RJ45 Connector Adapters and more so that you can easily set up your home or office network without having to fuss over setting up a new jack. Just get the parts you need and start setting up. It's that simple.