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RJ45 Backplate.

Flavio Regis

Posts 9
08 Mar 2020 18:05


Dear all,

I hope I am not the only one that would like to have a metal backplate for the RJ45 (and not only).
I have seen some works to use a plastic backplate for different connectors but I think they are not elegant... :( I would try to fight to find another solution...
AND...
I have found the following PC card:
EXTERNAL LINK  My idea is to desolder the RJ45 connector from a ENC28J60, so that I can connect it to the backplate of the auction.
Now the questions:
° does anybody have a link where I can buy only the backplate (the complete card is quite expensive)?
° the RJ45 have 8+4 pins (8 for the RJ45 and 4 for the two leds) while the card has 10+4 pins... can anybody help me about this point? I am not a technician but it seems to me that 8 are for the connector and 2... for power? Which power?

Thank you


Santiago Gutierrez

Posts 45
08 Mar 2020 21:13


did you try to print out in 3d something like this ??

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2873594

I have installed this backplate and works great. I used a material named Sugru and works awesome making everything rigid and solid.

You can connect your DIGITAL-VIDEO output, Network and SD card.


Mattie Whittle

Posts 5
09 Mar 2020 20:36


Would either of the following be an option  ?

Cheap network card - Ä3.80

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Network-Card-Low-Bracket-PCI-E-10-100-1000Mbps-Gigabit-Ethernet-Part-Accessory/123246631516?hash=item1cb2125a5c:g:DUAAAOSwL8lbRWXU

remove card and glue / solder enc28j60 directly to card

or use extension cable

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/RJ45-Cat5e-Male-to-Female-Screw-Panel-Mount-Cable-Ethernet-LAN-Network-Extension/202430738617?hash=item2f21cff0b9:g:hJMAAOSwA71bk-vV

Glue or drill to bracket and enc28j60 mounted somewhere in case

Are you using a checkmate case ?

Mattie




Flavio Regis

Posts 9
10 Mar 2020 17:36


I am using an A2000 case.
I have found a PCIe card that SHOULD have the bores for screwing the ENC28J60 directly on the backplate. It should arrive from Amazon this Friday... I keep you informed... :)


Flavio Regis

Posts 9
14 Mar 2020 16:23


Since it is not possible to post pictures, I have decided to make a post on VCFED and link it here:
http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?74127-Since-I-cannot-get-out-from-home-I-have-decided-to-make-a-bit-of-brico-work&p=611517#post611517
Now I am waiting for the adaptor from Arananet to close the case!


Boyd Pukalo

Posts 4
18 May 2020 01:27


Like this:
EXTERNAL LINK 
I am shopping for pci slot covers for DIGITAL-VIDEO, Ethernet, 2 x USB 2 for mouse/keyboard, and compact flash and maybe game controller ports. Everything individually is available but I really want a custom pci slot cover with DIGITAL-VIDEO, Ethernet and USB on 1 and CF on the other but nobody makes them and I donít want to occupy all Checkmate A1500+ PCI expansion slots.

Oh also power routed to the vampire-mini USB I think.

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