From Open Circuits
 Sort-of-Networked RFID Reader
A 125Khz RFID Reader with a simple RS232 based ring network - to allow connection of multiple units to the same control computer.
Consider using "RS-232D", aka "EIA/TIA-561". It has all the same wires and voltages as RS-232, but specifies a RJ45 connector.
Also consider RS-485.
(What is the name of the standard for RS-485 on RJ14 ("4 wire RJ-11") or RJ45 ?) (Ethernet? =P)
 further reading
- Homemade RFID Reader which links to "Proximity Security System" by Craig Ross and Ricardo Goto which has detailed schematics and assembly notes for a RFID system with a $50 budget.
- Adding a remote antenna to Parallax’s RFID reader
- RFIDIOt: an open source python library for exploring RFID devices.
- "ThingMagic Mercury4 RFID reader": "ThingMagic is shipping a Linux-powered RFID reader based on a software-defined radio (SDR). The company says the Mercury4 can read any RFID tag format, including those not yet invented". The TI 5502 DSP running "MercuryOS" runs the software-defined radio (SDR). The Intel IXP420 running Linux runs the web server hosting the remote configuration interface.
- RFID enabled flame shooting trampoline !
- Wireless Home Security Camera Reference Security For Home
- RFID tribe Yahoo group
- the OpenPCD Wiki: the OpenPCD Passive RFID Project is developing open hardware/"free hardware" for RFID.