The most common copper cable connector is the RJ45 (Registered Jack 45) connector. This is what most workstations and laptops use to connect to the network infrastructure, and this is what most network devices use to inter-connect when they are in the same location but do not need very high throughput.
The RJ45 is called an 8P8C connector type because it uses 8 positions and 8 conductors and it has 8 pins that connect to each of the 8 wires in a standard twisted-pair Ethernet cable. An example of an RJ45 connector is shown in Figure 15.6 . . .
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