why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Brielle Bruns bruns at 2mbit.com
Fri Dec 21 15:15:48 UTC 2012


Some of us still have a stock of legacy gear and cables - things like v35 cables for connecting to CSU/DSUs, and even the occasional AUI hub.  :)

You wouldn't believe how much people will pay for legacy computer gear when they need it to keep their business going.

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Brielle

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On Dec 21, 2012, at 7:57 AM, Matthew Black <Matthew.Black at csulb.edu> wrote:

> http://www.blackbox.com/Store/Detail.aspx/Ethernet-Transceiver-Cable-Office-Environment-PVC-IEEE-802-3-Right-Angle-Connector-3-ft-0-9-m/LCN216%C4%820003
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> Only $55.95 for a 3-foot transceiver cable. What was more surprising is that Black Box is still around.
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> matthew black
> california state university, long beach
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Thomas [mailto:mike at mtcc.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:20 AM
> To: NANOG list
> Subject: why haven't ethernet connectors changed?
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> I was looking at a Raspberry Pi board and was struck with how large the ethernet
> connector is in comparison to the board as a whole. It strikes me: ethernet
> connectors haven't changed that I'm aware in pretty much 25 years. Every other
> cable has changed several times in that time frame. I imaging that if anybody
> cared, ethernet cables could be many times smaller. Looking at wiring closets,
> etc, it seems like it might be a big win for density too.
> 
> So why, oh why, nanog the omniscient do we still use rj45's?
> 
> Mike
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