Updated: 06/21/2017 by Computer Hope
RJ-45 connector

Short for Registered Jack-45, an RJ-45 is an 8-pin connection used for Ethernet network adapters. This connector resembles the RJ-11 or 6-pin connector used with telephones in the United States, but they're completely different. The picture is of an RJ-45 connector separated from the cable.

This connector most commonly connects to the end of Cat 5 cable, which connects between a computer network card and a network device, such as a network router.

Computer acronyms, Connection, LAN port, Network terms