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Have a usb cable that I need to put a rj45 connector on

By koenton ·
How miny wires does a usb have coming out and what colors are they and what color wires go where in a rj45, no 1 will start on wright or left side, Thanks for any info you can give, need to use it on a laptop to network router.

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by TheChas In reply to Have a usb cable that I n ...

You need to have some electronics between the USB port and the RJ45 in order to create a network interface.

The USB port has 4 wires. 2 of which are +5 volts and ground, which should never be connected to a network device.

You need a minimum of 2 pairs (Rx/Tx) for a standard RJ45 network connection.

The easy way to accomplish what you need is to buy a USB network adapter.

This Linksys device:

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/USB300M

Or this TrendNet device:

http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?status=view&prod=135_TU-ET100C&cat=14

Should be all you need.

Yes, there are devices that use a USB to RJ45 cable. These devices are not using an Ethernet connection, but are using the RJ45 connector for a USB connection.

Chas

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