Some time ago I was in a hotel and they gave me what to me looked like S/STP cable to connect my laptop to their router. What caught my attention was that at both ends of the cable, the shielding just dangled off after the connectors.

That got me thinking: What is used to properly terminate STP cables when they are used for Ethernet? I know from Wikipedia articles that STP is used for Ethernet in noisy environments, but I was unable to find any more information and I've never seen anything that looks like 8P8C jack which would work with STP cables.


Shielded plugs have a metal jacket and look like this:

Shielded Plug

Installation instructions are found at the link above.

Also, see this question.

  • Thanks! Do you know how this works with plastic insides of Ethernet plugs? – AndrejaKo Sep 8 '10 at 18:09

go here , it says STP Cables can have RJ45 pins, read under the STP cable article http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=31276

Have a look at this presentation (please download this first)


here is some information http://www.ampnetconnect.com/documents/Grounding%20and%20Bonding%20_Summary%20-%20pdf%20format.pdf

  • Thanks! Do you know any sources which discuss grounding for the shields? – AndrejaKo Sep 8 '10 at 18:05
  • The download link is: www.ethernetip.de/downloads/files/Installation of Ethernet Cables.ppt – AndrejaKo Sep 8 '10 at 18:15

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