Ethernet breadboard

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  1. fireintheit

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    I was wondering if any one new of any good ways to interface an Ethernet with a breadboard
     
  2. djsfantasi

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    An Ethernet what? Ethernet is a hardware protocol, which needs a software protocol stack to communicate, such as TCP/IP. I think we need more information.
     
  3. shteii01

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    ^what they said.

    The magic word Ethernet is magic, it does not work in real world because magic does not work in real world.
     
  4. adam555

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    The easiest way is probably with one of those Ethernet modules for Arduino or similar.
     
  5. DerStrom8

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    I would recommend using an Arduino Ethernet shield and an Arduino. All of the necessary hardware is already there, as well as plenty of sample projects and documentation. That's probably your best bet.
     
  6. Alex Morfe

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    like this?
    net2bread.JPG
     
  7. bertus

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  8. Alex Morfe

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    oops.. :)
    I was thinking that he was a noob like me who is using an Ethernet port (jacks) to connect 2 circuits, and would like to test it on a breadboard before building it. :)
     
  9. bertus

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    Hello,

    Ethernet is the name for a communication protocol.
    What kind of signals would you like to transfer?
    You can use a ethernet cable and the connectors to connect things.

    If you use other signals than the usual ethernet signals on the cable, NEVER connect it to a PC or other ethernet device, as it can destroy them.

    Bertus
     
  10. Alex Morfe

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    My apologies to thread starter if it seems I am hijacking his thread :oops:...

    Hi bertus,
    if you were asking me, i used Ethernet cable/jack to light up 7 LEDs 2 meters away from my PCB :) -- because it is compact, plus i have lots of RJ-45 and UTP cables :)
    basically, it's just wires and connectors :)
    i made that "Ethernet" PCB because it is impossible to place that connector on a breadboard. :rolleyes:
    Thanks.
     
  11. Alex Morfe

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    20141018_190322(1).jpg Ethernet_port(rj45)-to-breadboard port at work...
     
  12. shteii01

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    Hi Alex. That is pretty neat.

    When OP asked, I was thinking in terms of ethernet communications. But you make a good point also, the ethernet hardware makes pretty good/convinient way to deliver power to remote circuit/device.
     
  13. Alex Morfe

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    Yup. And thanks to wifi, rj45 jacks/plugs and utp cables are now cheap :)
     
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