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The Definitive Guide to Ethernet Extender & PoE Extender

(Ethernet Repeater / CAT5 Extender / Ethernet Bridge / Network Bridge / LAN Extender / Network Extender)



What Are Ethernet Extenders?

Enable-IT Ethernet Extender
Ramp up quickly with this easy-to-understand technical description of the technologies and concepts we created to solve both common and uncommon Ethernet extension challenges. This is a key primer on the importance of the core LAN technologies (seen and unseen) that drive everything in our 21st Century world.

Why Use Ethernet Extenders?

Enable-IT Ethernet Extender
Save money, reduce risks, and optimize performance with secure alternatives to fiber, wireless, and repeaters. Put your LAN or PoE equipment exactly where you need it—not where you’re forced to put it!  Try our unsurpassed extreme Ethernet Extenders today to experience the benefits for yourself. Enable-IT has a crazy generous 45-day return policy because our Ethernet solutions get the job done right.

How to Buy an Ethernet Extender!

Buying an Ethernet Extender
When researching and shopping for an Ethernet Extender, ensure you’re aware of our hardware’s extreme advantages around security, speed, performance, total cost of ownership (TCOC), installation, reliability, support, satisfaction guarantees, and warranties. Let us help you ramp up before you buy, so you save time and money, follow best security practices, and avoid downtime and productivity losses—all while gaining the upside of premium-quality, affordable, world-class network and LAN solutions.

Why Enable-IT?

Why Enable-IT?
Our list of capabilities is extensive since we created the technology and concepts for both Ethernet and PoE extension.

Enable-IT is proud to be one of the only US Based manufacturers in this industry we created. Our products are the world’s leading brand for quality, security and exceptional support.

Product Catalog

Enable-IT Product Catalog
Enable-IT’s focus is dedicated primarily to solid reliable solutions for both common and challenging Ethernet and PoE distance challenges.

Our product catalog reflects our core competency in delivering the highest quality solutions available to meet your needs.

Technical Troubleshooting Guide

OEM Equipment
This document is for understanding Basic 101 Ethernet LAN Troubleshooting.
This guide has some basic tips for common issues and pages for troubleshooting products by proving out each segment.


Nobody provides better expert support or more extreme and secure Ethernet hardware solutions than Enable-IT.

Enable-IT pioneered the industry’s most advanced methods of extending local area networks (LANs) beyond their IEEE 802.3 “inherent distance limitations” (which used to be 100 meters or 328 feet for twisted-pair solutions). Our hardware performance is nothing short of extraordinary. Our off-the-shelf Ethernet LAN Extenders extend networks beyond 9,000 feet (2.74 km). Our off-the-shelf Power-over-Ethernet Extenders (PoE Extenders) extend power beyond 4,000 feet (1.21 km).

Behind the scenes—on behalf of protective services agencies, aerospace organizations, and others—we enable network performance levels that even the most educated network engineers would not think possible.

Our superior network hardware design capabilities are founded on an unsurpassed understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative transmission technologies (Wi-Fi or WiFi, based on IEEE 802.11 standards) and physical media (e.g., wireless, copper wire, fiber-optic cable, and coaxial cable). On top of that, we have insights gained through unrelenting study of breakthrough innovations and best practices across more than a dozen high-intensity, IT-dependent industries, in the world’s most network-challenging environments: cutting-edge aerospace manufacturing sites, extreme agricultural environments, warzone news broadcasting and reporting settings, live entertainment venues and programs, distance learning and remote education deployments, government surveillance and industrial video surveillance programs, healthcare imaging and telehealth initiatives for developing nations, remote hospitality sites (e.g., state-of-the-art cruise ships, hotels in the most remote regions of foreign lands), advanced manufacturing facilities, extreme mining and demolition operations, underwater construction and nautical infrastructure projects, Arctic and Antarctic research sites, advanced telecommunication deployments, and extreme Wi-Fi (WiFi) projects.

When highly informed and discerning clients like you share your toughest challenges, we know the very best ways to forward traffic between LANs’ transparent to higher network-layer protocols—and we do this over distances and with levels of power that far exceed the assumed constraints of standard Ethernet.

Enable-IT first gained prominence in 1997, when (as “The Ethernet Extension Experts”) we invented a pioneering, revolutionary copper-based Ethernet Extension technology that overcame limitations and challenges associated with now-outdated fiber and wireless solutions.

Our reputation as Ethernet thought-leaders and Ethernet practice-leaders was further reinforced when, in 2004, we pioneered Power-over-Ethernet Extensions (PoE) extending the reach of Ethernet networks beyond 4,000 feet (1.21 km).

Since then, we have pioneered Ethernet Extension solutions so innovative and powerful that they create strategic, operational, and tactical advantages for the Military, NASA, and the most pioneering of the Fortune 100.

For us, extending PoE to 4,000 feet (1.21 km) is a no-brainer. So bring us your toughest Ethernet challenges! Rest assured, we’ll quietly and powerfully enable IT capabilities that set you far, far ahead of your competition.


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