The Fast Ethernet VDSL Extender offers transmission of Fast Ethernet across conventional 2-wired lines (telephone or ISTY cable) at distances of up to 1900 m. With transmission speeds of up to 50 Mbps, this extender provides high network performance and can achieve a range of up to 300 m. The bandwidth that can be achieved is reduced correspondingly in the case of greater distances of up to 1900 m. The use of devices is in pairs according to the master/slave principle, in which case configuration is performed using a DIP switch. The network connection takes place via an RJ-45 jack with 10/100Base-TX. The 2-wire line can optionally be connected via an RJ-11 jack or a clamp terminal. The maximum transmission speed is automatically negotiated in 10 speed levels according to distance and transmission quality and signalled to the user via LED displays. In an extended version, the VDSL2 Extender, the maximum transmission capacity can be increased up to 88 Mbps (at 300 m). The maximum distance possible is 2000 m with a data rate of 9 Mbps. The device is designed for an operating temperature range of -40 to +75 °C. Here the connection to the 2-wire cable is done via a RJ-45 port.