PLANET LRE-101 – 1-Port 10/100TX over UTP Long Reach Ethernet Extender

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Easy Connection to Ethernet over UTP Extender

To fulfill the needs of long distance Ethernet over UTP or phone wire applications, PLANET Technology offers a new-generation Ethernet over UTP Extender, LRE-101. It features 1 10/100 BASE-TX RJ45 port and 1 UTP RJ45 connector with a compact-sized metal housing, making the placement of the unit convenient. the LRE-101 provides a total duplex data rate of 100Mbps which can extend a maximum distance of up to 1.2km It is ideal for extending the distance and signal conversion by transmitting the Ethernet data from the UTP cable or Phone wire to another 100-meter UTP cable for any type of IP network device such as HD IP camera, wireless access point, NVR and digital signage.


IP Ethernet over Long Distance Existing UTP Cables

PLANET LRE-101 is also a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) solution which provides a quick replacement and smooth migration solution from existing analog system to full digital system. A normal UTP cable can only be extended up to 100 meters, but with the LRE-101, the distance for Ethernet networking can be extended up to 700 meters (Cat.5E UTP) and 1200 meters (Phone wire), which are ideal for the following network applications: 

  • Long-distance IP network devices
  • IP digital signage 
  • Cable TV to IPTV
  • Distance video education
  • Electronic billboards
  • Other applications 

If you have Cat.5E UTP cable or Phone wire in your existing environment, you can install a pair of the LRE-101 very simply without the need to build additional network wires, thus saving costs for network construction.


Easy and Flexible Installation 

The LRE-101 offers two operation modes, the client-side “Slave “and central-side “Master”, making any network applications easy and flexible. The “Slave” or “Master” mode can be adjusted by using the built-in DIP switch. For point-to-point connection, one LRE-101 in “Slave” mode and the other one in “Master” mode must be set up as a pair of converters to perform the connection. This enables the administrator to efficiently manage the network over UTP cable, making long-distance transmission better. 


Low Power Consumption

The LRE-101 has a low power consumption of only 1.55 watts when in full operation.


Easy Chassis Installation

The LRE-101 Long Reach Ethernet Extender can be used as a stand-alone unit or as a slide-in module to the PLANET Media Converter Chassis (MC-700 and MC-1500 chassis series). The media chassis can assist in providing DC power to LRE-101.It can be DIN-rail or wall mounted for efficient use of cabinet space.


Additional information

Weight 5.00 lbs
Dimensions 18.00 × 12.00 × 10.00 in


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  • 10/100Mbps RJ45 port, auto-negotiation and half/full duplex mode
  • Supports Phone wire and Cat.5E UTP cable or above
  • Long distance Ethernet data transmission up to 1.2km
  • Master/Slave mode selectable via DIP switch
  • Maximum 1522 bytes packet size, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag transparent
  • Advantage of minimum installation time (Simply by Plug-and-Play)
  • Supports extensive LED indicators for network diagnosis
  • Compact in size and easy to install
  • Works with PLANET media converter chassis (MC-700/MC-1500/ MC-1500R/MC-1500R48)
Hardware Specifications
LAN Ethernet interface 1 10/100BASE-TX RJ45 Copper port, auto-negotiation / auto-MDI/MDI-X
Cabling: Cat5e UTP or above
Maximum Distance: 100 meters
Maximum Frame Size: 1522 bytes
Long Reach Interface 1 RJ45 female Ethernet over UTP
Cat5e UTP or above
Telephone wire (RJ11)
Maximum Distance:
Max.800m with data transmission (RJ45)
Max.1200m with data transmission (RJ11)
Long Reach Ethernet Standard?IEEE 1901
Modulation Type: Wavelet-OFDM
Security: 128-bit AES encryption
Frequency Band: 2~28MHz



Data Rate




















48/36 Mbps


11/6 Mbps

Functionality DIP Switch: Select Master or Slave mode
Dimensions (W x D x H) 97 x 70.3 x 26 mm
Weight 189g
Housing Metal
Power Requirement 5V DC, 2A external power
LED Indicators Power: Green
LAN : Green, 10/100Mbps LNK/ACT
Long Reach: Green, LNK
Master: Green
Standards Conformance
Standards Compliance IEEE 802.3/ 802.3u Ethernet standard compliant
IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex flow control
IEEE 802.1q Tag VLAN Transparent, Multicast pass-through
Regulatory Compliance FCC Part 15 Class A, CE
Temperature Operating: 0~50 degrees C
Storage: -10~70 degrees C
Humidity Operating: 5~95% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5~95% (non-condensing)



Model # Description Availability
LRE-101  1-Port 10/100TX over UTP Long Reach Ethernet Extender    General Availability