Ethernet extenders allow users to expand their Ethernet connections beyond the 328-foot (100-meter) Ethernet distance limitations.
extenders can establish long-range, high-speed data communication links between
geographically separated LANs or LAN devices. Ethernet extenders
are often employed to connect workgroups on different floors within
The Benefits of Ethernet Extenders
One benefit of Ethernet extenders is they can eliminate the need
for installing expensive Switches and CAT5 cable. Ethernet extenders
can use fiber-optic or
copper twisted-pair cables to transparently send packets at full-line rate to a peered LAN up to five miles away. While
networks typically deploy Ethernet extenders within a limited geographical area, this area need not be limited to one building. Ethernet
extenders can create effective bridged-Ethernet connections across streets or
over a college or enterprise campus and between Ethernet LANs up to five
Ethernet extenders are cost-effective alternatives to more complicated and pricey
installations such as CAT5 cable.
Ethernet extenders are plug-and-play devices that you can
install quickly to take advantage of existing copper twisted-pair
Depending on the required data rate, some Ethernet extender models can increase the distance of
an Ethernet link extension beyond five
At Patton, we offer a wide range of award-winning Ethernet
extenders to serve your networking needs, including both copper and fiber models. Our auto-rate adaptation feature ensures the highest speed possible across great distances. Unlike many LAN extenders, Patton extenders with auto-rate adaptation can be set for multiple data rates and require no difficult configuration when connecting to LANs at different distances.