RJ45 Port Pinout

RJ45 is used to connect Ethernet port on your computer. There are two configuration: straight and cross. Straight RJ45 cables should be used to connect between computer and device such as switch or hub, and cross RJ45 cables should be used in computer-to-computer connection.  Some hub or switch has the capability to detect the cable type and accept both straight and cross RJ45 cables. Here is the RJ45 pin and wiring diagram:


A straight Ethernet cable has same RJ-45 pin-out configuration at both end of the CAT-5 cable, either by using EIA/TIA-568A standard or EIA/TIA-568B standard.