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RJ-45 Console Connector Pinout

rj-45 pinout

Many networking devices have an RJ45 console port for administrative access.

RJ-45 Pin Signal Description
1 RTS Request to Send
2 DTR Data Terminal Ready
3 TXD Transmit Data
4 DCD Data Carrier Detect
5 GND Ground
6 RXD Receive Data
7 DSR Data Set Ready
8 CTS Clear to Send

NOTE: While Ethernet and console ports share the same RJ45 connector they are electrically different and damage may occur if used incorrectly.