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Arduino Mega & Cat6 connection

Hi.

Has anyone wired a CAT6 jack directly to a mega board without the shield?

Hi mwrrc,

I did a bit of digging around and found this forum post over on the Arduino site: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=108488.0

It looks like the main factor for them to get it working was using a shielded cable.

Let us know how you go with it!

Cheers,
Liam.

I found this

and wanting to replicate something similar to that

I know the guy who set that up used this CAT6 plug
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61g60q5abAL.AC_SX355.jpg

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Hey,

That’s excellent, I’m not sure whether that CAT6 needs to go to another board which provides the appropriate power to the pins, however, as long as the specs match the ratings of the Mega you should be good to go! Nice solution!

Bryce
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