Ethernet Extender is a synonym for the concept of extending Ethernet LAN networking over twisted pair cabling (Cat-5, Cat-5e, Cat-6, Cat‑7).

The IEEE specifications for Fast Ethernet 802.3u (100Base-T), 802.3x (100Base-T), 802.3y (100Base-T2) and Gigabit Ethernet 802.3ab (1000Base-T) limits the maximum cable segment length to 100 meters (328 ft).

Ethernet LAN Extenders typically leverage a PoE powered repeater or a ITU 1-pair telecom signaling standard to exceed the 100 meters (328 ft) distance barrier for the purpose of a remove LAN Network.
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Ethernet Extender can often be refereed to as Cat5 extenders, Network Extenders, Ethernet bridge, LAN extenders, Ethernet repeaters, LAN cable extenders, or Ethernet cable extenders. All of which are a concept and bundled technology invented and pioneered by Enable-IT, Inc in the year 2000.

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