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Solder a RJ Connector on a raspberry pi zero?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:44 pm

Hello!
I am not really new to the raspberry pi, however I have never soldered before.
I am planning on making an FTP server with a raspberry pi zero, however, the rp0 doesnt have a LAN connection. So I found this: https://www.conrad.de/de/p/rj45-steckve ... 97238.html
and now I'm wondering if I can just solder it on the GPIO pins, and it will work, or if I have to use certain GPIO pins?
Thanks a lot :)

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Re: Solder a RJ Connector on a raspberry pi zero?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:20 pm

An Ethernet interface doesn't exist of just a connector! :geek: :mrgreen:


You need a whole lot of electronics in-between the zero and the RJ-jack.
the easiest solution, in hardware, would probably be an USB-to-Ethernet adapter.
Another solution would be a smart Ethernet adapter with an SPI interface, and a RPI driver for it.

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Re: Solder a RJ Connector on a raspberry pi zero?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 pm

Fabulierer wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Hello!
I am not really new to the raspberry pi, however I have never soldered before.
I am planning on making an FTP server with a raspberry pi zero, however, the rp0 doesnt have a LAN connection. So I found this: https://www.conrad.de/de/p/rj45-steckve ... 97238.html
and now I'm wondering if I can just solder it on the GPIO pins, and it will work, or if I have to use certain GPIO pins?
Thanks a lot :)

Something like this ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Add-extra-1- ... 3101530663
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Re: Solder a RJ Connector on a raspberry pi zero?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 pm

Or this: https://raspi.tv/2015/ethernet-on-pi-ze ... on-your-pi

Don't expect much in the way of speed though.
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Re: Solder a RJ Connector on a raspberry pi zero?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:36 pm

Plug and play and no soldering required.
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/thre ... connector

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