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 Question by brett allen posted 09 Jun 2005
 usb to rj45 ethernet
I've been looking for the pinout to convert an rj45 ethernet cable to a usb port. I have the equipment to make the cables but have not been able to find the pinout on the web for the usb end
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 09 Jun 2005
Dear Brett,

it is not a simple matter of connecting the pins in a certain way. You need an active device - a USB network card, to be exact, to perform the conversion. Here is a page with all kinds of these devices for you anywhere between $15 and $30:

10/100 Ethernet USB network adapters

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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