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Ethernet extender(1) A device that extends an Ethernet line using the electrical system. See powerline adapter.
(2) A device that splices two Ethernet cables together. Ethernet extenders can be passive or active, with the latter requiring power to expand the distance like an Ethernet switch. See Ethernet switch.
|A Passive Ethernet Extender|
|This shows two Ethernet cables spliced together to eliminate rewiring from source to destination. Notice how real installations are nowhere near as attractive as the "beauty shots" on vendors' websites.|
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