How to connect to ethernet


#1

Hi, how do I connect an ethernet port to the rock960? I’ve noticed there are extra contacts in the usb3.0 port, what kind of connector would I need to break that connection out into the standard rj45 port? Thanks!


#2

Hi,

extra contacts in the usb3.0 port

what do you refer? can you post an image?

On rock960, if you want to use ethernet, you need usb type C or type A to RJ45 dongle.


#3

Sorry for the late reply

here is a picture of the extra contacts on the blue port https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pT8WfnbYYetezwVc1Vvdk_vCyDF7iok0/view?usp=sharing

not sure what they’re for, if anything


#4

These ‘extra’ contacts are actually part of USB3.0 standard [1]. including differential pairs for transmitting and receiving data at superspeed. The legacy contacts D+/D- are used for backward compatibility with USB2.0. Like @hipboi said the easier way is to connect a USB-TO-Ethernet adapter.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_3.0


#5

Huh! I had no idea. thanks for the help!