Home Theater Network
Data Connections

RJ-45 (Ethernet)

RJ-45 (Ethernet) RJ-45 (Ethernet) Input

RJ-45 interconnects, along with Ethernet cables, are used to network computers, game systems, phones, routers, and switches together. All these devices connected together make up our LAN (Local Area Networks) and Home Theater Networks. Ethernet cables carry data at various speeds depending on the type of network and type of cables used.

Speeds available are:

Types of Ethernet cables are:

Ethernet cable standards are:

To summarize, a 10/100 Ethernet port will support 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T. A 10/100/1000 Ethernet port will support 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, and 1000BASE-T.

RJ-11 (Telephone)

RJ-11 (telephone) RJ-11 (telephone) Input

The RJ-11 interconnect is used for phone lines and to connect a DSL modem. A RJ-11 plug will also fit into a RJ-45 socket. However, the reverse is not true. Without digital technology, phone lines have an upper data rate limit of 56 kb/s. A DSL modem is necessary to get data rates in the Mb/s range.

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Firewire - 6 pin Firewire - 4 pin Firewire - 9 pin USB Type B USB - Type A USB - Type mini-B Ethernet (RJ45) Telephone (RJ11) BNC Serial Parallel PS/2