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Your burning questions: answered

Which wiring standard is used on modern ethernet connectors and jacks?

T568A and T568B are the two standards for wiring ethernet cords, according to CNET. And the common type of physical connector is the Registered Jack 45 (RJ45 or 8P8C plug for short). If you need help wiring your ethernet, contact ethernet wiring services near you for cost estimates.

What does an ethernet cable look like?

Have you ever seen a phone cable? Well, an ethernet cable looks similar, but with more wires. They have a rectangular connector at both ends, and they come in various colors and lengths.

What type of copper wiring is used in ethernet?

The most popular type of copper wiring or cables used in ethernet applications is the unshielded twisted pair (UTP). Reach out to an ethernet wiring professional if you need help connecting your ethernet.

What is an ethernet switch?

An ethernet switch (also called a network switch) is your central station that connects your computers, printers and other devices so they communicate with each other. 

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