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RJ 45 vs RJ11

Registered Jack is the meaning of the acronym RJ which is the acronym that cable connectors
usually start with. Two of the most common jacks are the RJ45 and RJ11, each with their own
specific purpose. The main difference between these two is in where they are actually used. RJ45
jacks are used in networking, where you connect computers or other network elements to each
other. RJ11 is the cable connector that is being used in telephone sets.

Aside from the application, there are also differences that an individual can easily see and
identify. The first of which is in the number of cables that are accommodated in each connector.
If you look closely at both connectors, you would see that there are only four wires inside and
RJ11 while there are eight wires inside an RJ45. As a consequence of having to accommodate
more wires, RJ45 connectors are also a little bit bigger than RJ11s. It is then quite easy to deduce
that you cannot plug-in an RJ45 connector to a RJ11 slot but the opposite is possible.

Although you can plug an RJ11 connector into an RJ45 slot, you should avoid doing that because
you might damage the device that has the RJ45 slot, whether it is a switch or a network adapter.
This is true when you use an RJ11 connector that is connected to your phone line. The reason
behind this is the power that is being delivered by the telephone company into your handset that
allows it to function even during a power outage. But with proper knowledge and training, some
people have been able to use RJ45s all over their house instead of RJ11s.

A lot of people have begun to place RJ45 jacks on wall outlets inside their houses in order to
reduce the number of visible wiring when using VoIP handsets that are rapidly gaining
popularity right now. These mobile phones need to connect to your network instead of your
telephone line. Usually VoIP handsets are found beside routers or computers, but having an RJ45
outlet gives VoIP phones the same amount of freedom as standard telephone sets when it comes
to positioning.

Summary:
1.RJ45 is used with ethernet cables in computer networking while RJ11 is used in connecting
telephone units
2.RJ45 contains more wires than RJ11
3.RJ45 is physically bigger than RJ11 to accommodate the extra wires

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Examples of architectures
 ARINC 818 Avionics Digital Video Bus
 Atari SIO (Joe Decuir credits his work on Atari SIO as the basis of USB)
 CAN Control Area Network Vehicle Bus
 ccTalk Used in the money transaction and point-of-sale industry
 CoaXPress industrial camera protocol over Coax
 DC-BUS communication over DC power lines
 DMX512 control of theatrical lighting
 Ethernet
 Fibre Channel (high-speed, for connecting computers to mass storage devices)
 FireWire
 HyperTransport
 InfiniBand (very high speed, broadly comparable in scope to PCI)
 I²C multidrop serial bus
 MIDI control of electronic musical instruments
 MIL-STD-1553A/B
 Morse code telegraphy
 PCI Express
 Profibus
 RS-232 (low-speed, implemented by serial ports)
 RS-422 multidrop serial bus
 RS-423
 RS-485 multidrop multimaster serial bus
 SDI-12 industrial sensor protocol
 Serial ATA
 Serial Attached SCSI
 SONET and SDH (high speed telecommunication over optical fibers)
 SpaceWire Spacecraft communication network
 SPI
 T-1, E-1 and variants (high speed telecommunication over copper pairs)
 Universal Serial Bus (moderate-speed, for connecting peripherals to computers)
 UNI/O multidrop serial bus
 1-Wire multidrop serial bus