If you are visually impaired and are having difficulty navigating this site, please call our Customer Support line via our toll free number 1 (877) 271-2592.
    Monoprice 8P8C RJ45 Shielded Plug for Stranded Cat6 Ethernet Cable, 100 pcs/pack
    Product # 7301
    In Stock This item should ship today (11/13/2018) if ordered within 1 hour 32 minutes

    Volume Pricing (Log In to see Member Pricing)

    Volume Pricing

    Qty: 1 $10.92
    Qty: 2-9 $10.70
    Qty: 10-19 $10.48
    Qty: 20-49 $10.26
    Qty: 50+ $9.83

    To see and take advantage of our member pricing sign up for a business account or contact our sales team.

    Learn more about Monoprice Business


    Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
    Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 8 answers
    At tip of plug, looks like cables can pass thru. Do cables run thru and can they be cut with ezrj45 tool at same time?
    New User U on Sep 20, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I don't believe so, I believe it's just a grounded/shielded design. Forgive my ignorance, I've purchased Mono price RJ45's for several years at a fraction of distributor pricing.
    will these work with solid cat6 wire?
    Alex B on May 15, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Any category 4 twisted pair cable should be solid. These are designed for CAT6 so they should be compatible with any CAT6 cable
    will this work with solid cat6 cable?
    A shopper on May 15, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: We use them on Cat6 but itdepends on the Cat6 cable. Cat6A is especially tough but we have had no problems at all.
    will these work on Cat 5E cable?
    A shopper on Jan 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I've used this product successfully on Cat5 and Cat 5e.
    2.6 / 5.0
    41 Reviews
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
    3 Stars
    2 Stars
    1 Star
    These suck!
    I have been installing cabling for 15 years. In a pinch I bought these ends from Monoprice with some of their STP cabling. Bad bad bad. The cabling labeled as 24 AWG when in actuality it is more like 23 AWG. The ends are not made for anything larger than 26 AWG, from what I can tell. I was not able to get one cable to seat correctly. The cables would not make it far enough for the pins to make contact because the outer jacketing was way too thick for the open of the connector not to mention having the drain wire there!

    PROS: They look like good ends

    CONS: They aren't good ends
    October 21, 2011
    Does not lock
    Unfortunately these are useless, a gentle breeze/kitten sneeze/car passing in a nearby county will leave you with cables laying on the floor instead of their port. This is my first and only negative review on a monoprice product, and I have been a loyal customer for years, this one is just a disappointment.

    PROS: They look nice, crimped without issue

    CONS: They will not lock in anything, including monoprice's own RJ45 female keystones, multiple NIC's, and multiple switches.
    September 8, 2015
    Avoid these with PID 2271

    PROS: After you spend 10 minutes trying to get leads in proper order, anger is replaced with relief..that is until the next one.

    CONS: Not to be used with PID 2271 in my opinion, way too difficult to use.
    February 25, 2014
    No inserts equals terrible
    Worthless when they don't come with the inserts. You will hate using these. Absolutely terrible and low end cheap. I love most Monoprice products, but this is terrible. Get rid of these Monoprice :(

    The "Installation guide" on this web page (http://www.monoprice.com/manual/How%20to%20-%20crimp%20RJ45%20w%20inserts.pdf) with this product shows the use of an insert. So silly me, I thought these would come with an insert, but they do not. Instead these are supposed to be "insertless." Trying to make cat6 cables without inserts is a real pain and I wish I never bought these and will likely throw them into the trash.

    PROS: cheap

    CONS: No inserts make these almost impossible to use.
    April 9, 2011
    RJ-45 goodness
    I have used ridiculous amounts of these connectors. I have never had one fail or give me any issues. They are listed for stranded wire but I use them with solid wires and it's perfect! I have used Cat6 STP and UPT and both fit just fine.

    PROS: Much cheaper cost than anywhere else and they do job and do it very well.

    CONS: None.
    September 23, 2016
    Great Plug, Don't Fret the Bad Reviews
    I too have been cabling for 15+ years and can tell you that dealing with anything 25- AWG can be quite challenging even for those with a good deal of experienced and dexterity. With that said, there's nothing wrong with this plug and even the average Joe with a little practice and patience can make this work.

    Below are a couple of tips for helping terminate 25-23AWG cable with this plug:

    - When stripping the cable, measure the plug length to the cable then take back that length about a cm to leave a little more room. This is especially important if you are terminating shielded cable that is generally a little wider in overall diameter.

    - If you are terminating 6A most of the time the cable itself will be too large to fit inside the connector. Some have had complaints about this and I'm not quite sure why. It will not fit and that's obvious, to remain shielded and grounded make sure that the ground lead is inserted into the plug and in a position that it will end up crimped and secured when you're read to make the crimp

    - Make sure your wires are absolutely straight!!! Yes this is a pain, yes your fingers and thumbs will probably hurt after you're done, but the pay off should be worth it.

    - This is a staggered plug so when you're inserting the wires be sure to pay attention to the orientation of the wires. This is where the extra length can help and hurt you. Too long and you might crush and bend one of the wires, too short and you're not going to make it to the contacts at the end for the plug. Again, just take your time and you'll get the hang of it.

    - If you're worried about aesthetics do yourself a favor and buy some cable boots.

    - Practice practice practice. Seriously though, they are $0.11 a piece so don't be afraid to waste a few to get the hang of it.

    Monoprice, if you're reading this please note that a loading bar would be helpful to include with this plug. Some of the issues that others have noted could be eased if there was a loading bar included.
    May 19, 2018
    6 months ago
    Not too bad!
    These performed better than expected. My last set of Shielded RJ45 connectors were a pain to get installed as the wires would move around all over the place Inside the connector and just before I crimp. With these, they stay in place to a point where I can make a solid crimp. So far, I've made 4 cables and they are all registering Gigabit speeds, unlike my last set. Monoprice comes through again. Hopefully they will make a 50pack and/or a shielded set with Inserts as I'd like to try those out too in the future.

    PROS: -Wires stay in place
    -All cables registering Gigabit Speed so far (using STP Cat6 from Monoprice)

    CONS: -Need to make one with Inserts
    -after crimping, it looks like the brass crimp that goes into the wires may slide, but I have yet to run into one
    March 15, 2011
    Great: after some trial and error/practice
    This past weekend was my first dive into creating/terminating my own patch cables/CAT6. The monoprice "how to" video is a good start but I would say a few more techniques were required to master not only these I'm sure, but most ends/terminations etc. Plan to waste a few trying different techniques but once I had it down they work great. None have failed me yet. Take your time and try not to get frustrated. Once you figure it out it's very straight forward.
    January 11, 2017
    1 year ago
    If you like manual labor, these are your plugs.
    The plugs are good quality and have shielding but can be difficult to crimp. The Cat6 stranded cable on Monoprice is slightly larger than the opening on the plug because of the shielding. It fits but you have to line the plastic spleen up diagonally to the plug and squish it a bit. Also don't over crimp the cables because the plastic tab would break when using the Cat 6 cable.

    If your used to making cables these plugs won't be a big problem. I have made about 30 cables so far with these plugs and it only takes me a minute or so to create each. However, I have had some less experienced people try to make some cables and they really struggled.

    PROS: Shielded plugs

    CONS: No inserts
    April 9, 2011
    Nearly impossible to terminate
    This is assembled like a normal cat5e cable (not cat6 with a separate plastic insert) which is fine, except that the hole to insert the cables is so impossibly small that its nearly impossible to get the cables in. Went through many many attempts and failed to even get one in (and yes, i have had much success with other MonoPrice connectors). Real bummer here

    PROS: Pretty

    CONS: Is only good for a desk ornament
    March 15, 2016