Types of Ethernet Connectors

While browsing through all of the available Ethernet connectors on a vendor’s site this morning I was struck with just how many different styles are available today. I thought that it may be helpful to some people if I took a few minutes to list out some of the most popular styles, what they are used for, and some of my options on if they are worth using or not. In no way do I intend this to be an exhaustive list of all of the available options. Instead, I intend to create an overview of many of the different types of Ethernet connectors available on the market.

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TIA/EIA 568A VS 568B, Choosing an Ethernet Color Code.

caused by having multiple wiring standards in the same building so in most situations it is best to just match what is already there. If you are starting a brand new project that does not already have any cable in it I recommend that most people follow the TIA/EIA 568B standard. There are however a few situations where you may choose to follow the other standard.

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