What is an Ethernet Extender?

Ethernet Extender – What is an Ethernet Extender?


An Ethernet Extender – or sometimes called (Ethernet Repeater / CAT5 Extender / Ethernet Bridge / Network Bridge / LAN Extender) are computer communication modules that can be used on almost any wiring to transparently drive Ethernet LAN communications beyond the IEEE 802.3 specifications for today’s twisted pair wiring distance limitation of 328 feet or 100 meters.

Original Ethernet LAN communications was designed and deployed on a copper coax buss topology that could travel up to 900 feet or 275 meters. This was the standard distance for Ethernet. Original Ethernet LAN communications was a mere 10MBs and that 900 ft distance is true for all 10MB Ethernet hub and switches.
Today you can deploy 10MB Ethernet on standard telephone wiring in 2-pair strands or in bulk bundled pairs from your source LAN up to 900 feet / 275 meters without any break, interruption or devices in between. Just pure LAN to LAN at the Ethernet Distance Limit of 900 feet.

In the late 1980’s Category rated Twisted pair wiring for Ethernet became the preferred cable standard as did 100MBs Ethernet. 100MBs Ethernet has a nasty and unfortunate distance limit of only 328 feet or 100 meters on any kind of copper wiring. All 100MBs or above Ethernet device manufactures since then have limited your installable distance limit to 100 meters unless you add another powered Ethernet device to bridge and boost the Ethernet signal to another 100 meters. This requires electrical power every 100 meters as well for installers.    ► Quick Video on Ethernet LAN Communications ◄


True Ethernet Extender was invented by Enable-IT
In the late 1990’s, Enable-IT broke through these restrictive distance limits by leveraging proven telecommunications technologies to convert Ethernet LAN communication packets and transport them much further before converting the packets back to Ethernet LAN communications – all transparently and initially without any electrical power.

Enable-IT was able to accomplish this over 1-pair of copper wiring up to 6,000 feet. Today we can do this over 1 single wire – No one on the planet can do that!

In January 2000, Enable-IT created the worlds’s 1st standalone 100MBs twisted pair Black Box Ethernet Extender product coined as Ethernet Extender

From then on, Enable-IT has created and dominated the Planet’s Ethernet Extender and Industrial Ethernet Extender industry from scratch as the original source and Go To Source for making any custom design, shape, power source solution – an no minimum requirements!

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Industrial Extender Extender Solutions – Real World Wiring Applications
How to deploy an Ethernet Extender and what kind of wiring can I use?
Here is a an infographic for understanding typical Ethernet LAN Communication wiring (Copper Media) and Reference Terminology.


Ethernet Extender Applications
Enable-IT branded Gigabit Ethernet Extender Solutions do a lot more than extend Ethernet signals beyond the IEEE 802.3 distance limits; they allow you to install your critical LAN Ethernet Network infrastructure more securely at extreme distances to where you need it most. Enable-IT Gigabit Ethernet Extender kits have been the seminal innovators in this concept, technology, encrypted security and gigabit performance long before inferior knock-off copycat Chinese spyware made crap.

Industrial Ethernet ExtenderIndustrial Ethernet Extender or Outdoor Ethernet Extender Solutions are our speciality as the majority of installs do occur with a decent part of the install in exposed environments or in harsh conditional when an industrial Ethernet Extender is required.


Extender Extender Solutions – Real World Benefits
As you can see there are many benefits to be able to leverage existing copper wiring, especially the abundance of common coax and telephone wiring. You don’t always need to waste your money on installing Category rated wiring if you do not need to. Keep in mind you only need 1-pair of wire and coax or telephone wire works just as well if not better. In twisted pair CAT rated wiring, you wind up not using three quarters of the copper wiring (3-pairs). Believe it of not – Enable-IT Supreme Engineering has built custom Long Distance Ethernet Extender solutions that use only 1 physical wire. No One on the Planet has figured out how to do that!

Industrial Ethernet Extender Video► Video on Extreme Ethernet Extender Solutions ◄
Another set of key benefits in the use of Industrial Ethernet Extender Solutions are centered around the significant cost savings over traditional methods such as the use of multiple AC powered Ethernet switches and expensive fiber solutions. Using multiple daisy-chained Ethernet Switches adds performance delays, more points of failure, and the cost of installing AC outlet and supporting infrastructure every 328 feet. Enable-IT branded Ethernet Extender solution drastically reduce those costs, points of failure and installation/support costs.
Fiber has been a traditional go to solution for long distances, however fiber, especially glass fiber is highly susceptible to breakage, crack and damage in extreme cold or movements. What they never tell you is for troubleshooting fiber for these performance destroying situations is the tens of thousands of dollars fiber troubleshooting equipment costs.

The Ethernet Extender and PoE Extender Experts at Enable-IT use pure American engineering and craftsmanship, unlike all the copycat competitors. We pride ourselves in the ability to create and customize any Ethernet Extender product or design at the actual time of ordering because we are the factory and expert design engineers – No other supplier can match this Long Distance Ethernet Extender width=ability – PERIOD. With over 3 decades of experience, highly flexible capacity, and U.S. based process control, makes us the best value in the business and the only OEM Ethernet Extension solution provider you’ll ever need.


Our tailored designs and ISO certified manufacturing is all Made in the USA, period. We strive to source all components that we don’t make ourselves from environmentally responsible US suppliers. We guarantee no Chinese spyware is lurking in our products. Our products are certified encrypted, secure and installed in sensitive US Government networks – where most all others are banned.

We also strive to listen intently to our customers needs and to fully understand how they wish to leverage our OEM abilities to create strategic advantages.
Many outstanding and common use features recommended to us from customers have been adopted and designed into each new product revision. Some of these features included VLAN Support, Extreme Temperature components, long distance PoE support, PoE output controls, and secure encryption. Tailoring solutions with off the shelf products or engineering what you need to accomplish your goals is our privilege to serve you.
Ethernet extenders drive long range, high-speed data communications between geographically separated LANs or LAN devices and create very cost-effective, bridged Ethernet connections. An Ethernet Extender can be used for Point-to-Point (Backbone) runs or Point-to-Multipoint (Ethernet DSLAM – Digital subscriber line access Mux) and are typically deployed in Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Hospitality High-Speed Internet Access environments. Ethernet Extenders can be referred to as Network extenders, LAN extenders, Ethernet repeaters, CAT5 extenders, Ethernet Bridge, Network Bridge and Ethernet cable extenders and use a variety of transmission technologies over physical media such as copper or fiber. Extenders that use copper wiring operate on 1 or 2 pair unconditioned wiring (POTS) up to category rated twisted pair (CAT3…CAT6).

Some technologies commonly used in Ethernet Extension are:

Industrial Ethernet Extender
VDSL (Very high data rate DSL) is an xDSL technology providing data and voice transmission up to a theoretical limit of 52 Mbit/s downstream and 12 Mbit/s upstream over a single twisted pair of wires. Currently, the standard VDSL uses up to 4 different frequency bands, two for upstream (from the client to the telco) and two for downstream. The standard modulation technique is either QAM (Quadrature amplitude modulation) or DMT (Discrete multitone modulation) which are not compatible, but have similar performance.  Currently, the most used technology is DMT. The available bit rates range from about 26 Mbit/s symmetric for a loop of about 1500 m, up to 100 Mbit/s symmetric for a few hundred meters. These fast speeds mean that VDSL is capable of supporting new high bandwidth applications such as HDTV, as well as telephone services (Voice over IP) and general Internet access, over a single connection. A new VDSL standard is now available, named VDSL2 that delivers data and voice transmission at theoretical maximum of 250 Mbit/s full duplex.

Whether you need to run Ethernet over a Cat 2 telephone cable, provide PoE power to a VoIP phone, PTZ IP surveillance camera, WiFi wireless access point, or just provide data up to 12,000 ft instead of 328 ft, Ethernet Extension Experts has exactly what you need to get more out of your Ethernet.  From extending DSL to your guest house over a telephone cable or providing an entire building or school campus with WiFi via an IP-based telephone line backbone, we can help. Ever try running power over fiber? Only Enable-IT can deliver your PoE at distance at Gigabit speeds.

Enable-IT is the world’s Premier OEM Manufacturer of Ethernet Extension technologies, and provides cost effective solutions for commercial offices, the hospitality industry, wireless and cable telecommunications companies and ISPs, the Ethernet DSLAM MxU (multiple-dwelling, multiple-tenant, multiple-commercial and multiple-hospitality) unit marketplace and more. Basically, we can help almost anyone that needs Ethernet extended.   We are the Ethernet Extension Experts.

Highest throughput Ethernet Extender and PoE Extender Solutions in the industry – Enable-IT delivers your Ethernet to places it can’t reach!

Ethernet Extension Experts (Enable-IT) has pioneered and dominated the Ethernet Extender and PoE Extender industry since 1997 and has built a worldwide brand recognition for it’s innovative solutions in commercial, residential, and hospitality HSIA solutions. Enable-IT is pleased to provide the simplest to use and most cost effective Ethernet Extension technology to exceed your expectations and deliver significant value.

Our customers include the Military; NASA; aerospace manufacturers; nautical infrastructure builders; video surveillance and security specialists; advanced telecommunications companies; extreme mining operators; global construction enterprises; commercial agriculture companies; major healthcare providers; live entertainment, broadcasting, and news agencies; extreme retail/POS organizations; long-distance education companies; international hospitality companies; and more.

Enable-IT Ethernet Extension Experts – World’s Most Popular Ethernet Extender, PoE Extender and Ethernet DSLAM are the only manufacturers in this industry that wholly design and make their products in the USA. All other competitors are more focused on their profits and not delivering high quality products regardless of cost as the Ethernet Extension Experts are. Some of core principals are our commitment to high quality products, US based expert technical support and providing custom OEM solutions. Our Ethernet Extenders and PoE Extenders deliver unsurpassed Ethernet performance, power, and reach! And we offer the most knowledgeable English-speaking customer service and technical support in the industry.

Ever try to get RMA support document or an English speaking tech on the phone from one of our competitors? Enable-IT Ethernet Extension Experts is a Premier OEM Manufacturer of Broadband Ethernet communication technologies and solutions for the hospitality, commercial office, and MxU (multiple-dwelling, multiple-tenant, multiple-commercial, multiple-hospitality) unit marketplace.

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PoE Extender and Multiport DSLAM provider you will ever need! ◄

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