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February 1, 2012 1:09:17 PM

Nice article, learned something new. RJ45 is not actually the RJ45 we all think it is.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/local-area-network-...

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February 1, 2012 1:44:51 PM

Hmm.. I missed what you're pointing to. What did you learn? :) 
February 1, 2012 1:49:37 PM

Second page

"Note: Although RJ45 is the common name for the UTP Ethernet connector, this is a misnomer. The correct name for the connector is 8P8C, which indicates an 8-pin, 8-conductor connector. The actual RJ45S connector is an eight-position connector but is used for telephone rather than computer data. An RJ45S jack has a slightly different shape than the connector used for Ethernet, and it includes a cutout on one side to prevent unkeyed connectors from being inserted into it."

I don't think I have ever seen a reference to 8P8C, at least not in the port name. Maybe it's what the cable connector is called but the jack is an RJ45?
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