Planet VC-234G 4-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter/Bridge (30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11) Planet VC-234G 4-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter/Bridge (30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11) Planet VC-234G 4-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter/Bridge (30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11)
Planet VC-234G 4-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter/Bridge (30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11)

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Planet VC-234G 4-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter/Bridge (30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11)

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High Performance Gigabit Ethernet over Phone Wire Solution
PLANET VC-234G, a new-generation and high-performance Gigabit Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Converter, works well with a pervasive telephone line network with a symmetric (downstream/upstream) data rate of up to 190/190Mbps (G.INP, Sym, 8dB) over a distance of 300m and 20/12Mbps over a long distance of 1.4km. It is based on the two-core networking technology, Gigabit Ethernet and VDSL2 (Very-high-data-rate Digital Subscriber Line 2). The VDSL2 technology offers absolutely the fastest data transmission speed over the existing copper telephone lines without the need of rewiring.
With integrated support for the ITU-T’s new G.993.5 vectoring technology, the VC-234G works in conjunction with vectoring-enabled DSLAMs to remove crosstalk interference and improve maximum line bandwidth across the existing copper telephone infrastructure.

Implementing with Existing Telephone Copper Wires
The VC-234G is also a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) Bridge providing four RJ45 Ethernet ports and two RJ11 phone jacks, in which one is for VDSL connection and the other one is for POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) connection. The VC-234G has a built-in POTS splitter to share the existing phone line with POTS; therefore, there is no need to replace the existing copper wiring. Just plug the VC-234G into the existing RJ11 telephone jack and a high-performance VDSL2 network can be connected. The VC-234G is ideal to be used as an Ethernet extender to an existing Ethernet network.

Delivering High-demand Service Connectivity for ISP/Triple Play Devices
The VC-234G provides excellent bandwidth to satisfy the triple play devices for home entertainment and communication. With the capability of 240/120Mbps (G.INP, Asym, 8dB) asymmetric data transmission, the VC-234G enables many multi-media services to work on the local Internet, such as VoD (video on demand), voice over IP, video phone, IPTV, Internet caching server, distance education, and so on.

Easy and Flexible Installation
The Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Converter comes with a Plug-and-Play design and is fully compatible with all kinds of network protocols. Moreover, the operating status of each individual port and the whole system can be watched via the rich diagnostic LEDs on the front panel. The VC-234G offers two modes, CPE and CO, for application -- CPE mode is used at client side and CO mode is at central side. The CPE or CO mode can be adjusted by using a built-in DIP switch. For the point-to-point connection, a CPE mode and a CO mode must be set up as one pair of converters to perform the connection.

ADSL2+ Fallback
For those ISPs that still provide ADSL broadband service, the VC-234G can support a downstream rate of up to 24Mbps and an upstream rate of 1Mbps with the ADSL2+ technology. The VC-234G can also be directly switched over to VDSL2 after the network upgrade.


Ethernet Distance Extension
Two VC-234G devices, acting as a standalone pair, are good for Ethernet distance extension over the existing telephone wires. With just one pair of AWG-24 copper wires, you can easily connect two Ethernet networks together with a maximum data rate of 100Mbps. The telephone service can still be used while the VC-234G CO/CPE is in operation. The two solutions listed below are typical applications for the Ethernet over VDSL2 Bridge.

Ethernet Distance Extension

MTU/MDU/Hospitality Solution
The VC-234G is a perfect solution to quickly providing cost-effective yet high-speed network services to multi-unit buildings such as residential buildings (multi-dwelling units), commercial (multi-tenant units) buildings, hotels and hospitals. By utilizing the existing telephony infrastructure, network installation is straightforward and requires no new wiring. With up to 240/120Mbps (G.INP, Asym, 8dB) transmission, VoD, IP telephony and various broadband services can be easily provided.

MTU/MDU/Hospitality Solution

Last Mile of FTTx Deployment
The VC-234G is an ideal solution for FTTx (Fiber to the Building, Fiber to the Campus or Fiber to the Node) applications. It supports high-bandwidth VDSL2 over the existing telephone wires in the “last mile” from the telecom or Internet service provider’s fiber node to the buildings and customers’ apartments. The 10/100/1000Mbps port of the VC-234G can be directly connected to a PC or Ethernet devices such as Ethernet switches or broadband routers. It is excellent for phone line network built under Internet because every room or house can use the existing phone line to transmit data through the Internet and the whole building can share the Internet to the wider area network at a minimum cost.

Last Mile of FTTx Deployment

Product Condition New
Manufacturer part number VC-234G
UPC 847690006727
Manufacturer Planet Technology
Key Features
  • ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vector and G.INP
  • DMT-based coding technology
  • Built-in POST splitter to share voice and date
  • One RJ11 connector for VDSL port with VDSL connection
  • One phone connector for telephone connection
  • Voice and data communication can be shared simultaneously based on the existing telephone wire
  • CO/CPE mode selectable via DIP switch
  • Selectable target band plan and SNR margin
  • Up to 240/120Mbps (G.INP, Asym, 8dB) bandwidth
  • 4 10/100/1000BASE-TX LAN ports
  • Complies with IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-TX and IEEE 802.3x, flow control Ethernet standards
  • Half duplex back pressure and IEEE 802.3x full duplex pause frame flow control
  • Supports a packet size of up to 9K bytes and IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag transparency
  • VDSL2 stand-alone transceiver for simple bridge modem application
  • Advantage of minimum installation time (Simply Plug-and-Play)
  • Supports extensive LED indicators for network diagnosis
  • Compact in size and easy to install

Planet VC-234G 4-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter/Bridge (30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11).


  • Price:$100.80

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Hardware Specifications

LAN Ports 4 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 auto-MDI/MDI-X ports
VDSL Port 1 VDSL2 RJ11 female phone jack 
Twisted-pair telephone wires (AWG24 or better) up to 1.4km
Phone Port 1 RJ11, built-in splitter for POTS connection
Dimensions (W x D x H) 154.6 x 86.0 x 26.3 mm
Weight 350g
Power Requirements 5V DC, 2A external power
LED Indicators 1 power: Green
4 1000BASE-T LNK/ACT: Green
4 100BASE-TX LNK/ACK: Green
1 VDSL: Green
1 CO: Green
1 CPE: Green
Housing Metal
DIP Switch & Functionality 4-position DIP switch
  • CO/CPE mode select
  • Selectable G.INP and interleaved mode
  • Selectable target Band plan
  • Selectable target SNR mode
  • Switch Specifications

    Switch Processing Scheme Store-and-Forward
    Address Table 2K entries
    Flow Control Back pressure for half duplex
    IEEE 802.3x pause frame for full duplex 
    Jumbo Packet Size 9K bytes

    System Specifications

    VDSL Compliance VDSL-DMT
    ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL
    ITU-T G.997.1
    ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a Support)
    ITU-T G.993.5 G.vectoring
    ITU-T G.998
    ADSL Compliance Capable of ADSL2/2+ standard
  • ITU G.992.3 G.dmt.bis
  • ITU G.992.5 G.dmt.bisplus

    Data Rate: Up to 24Mbps
  • Performance*
    Interleave, Asym, 8dB
     200M -> 237.80Mb/119.17Mb
     400M -> 175.31Mb/82.57Mb
     600M -> 119.17Mb47.87Mb
     800M -> 67.74Mb/23.24Mb
     1000M -> 54.22Mb/8.59Mb
     1400M -> 31.21Mb/5.59Mb

    Interleave, Sym, 8dB
     200M -> 182.73Mb/180.89Mb
     400M -> 146.28Mb/113.39Mb
     600M -> 89.53Mb/69.68Mb
     800M -> 54.24Mb/38.86Mb
     1000M -> 29.13Mb/28.12Mb
     1400M -> 25.17Mb/11.49Mb

    G.INP, Asym, 8dB
     200M -> 248.18Mb/127.65Mb
     400M -> 85.71Mb/82.43Mb
     600M -> 119.28Mb/49.11Mb
     800M -> 69.94Mb/23.96Mb
     1000M -> 62.56Mb/9.24Mb
     1400M -> 34.74Mb/5.75Mb

    G.INP, Sym, 8dB
     200M -> 192.32Mb/190.25Mb
     400M -> 152.38Mb/117.50Mb
     600M -> 92.92Mb/71.62Mb
     800M -> 53.92Mb/39.59Mb
     1000M -> 32.32Mb/31.33Mb
     1400M -> 28.03Mb/12.53Mb

    Interleave, Asym, 12dB
     200M -> 215.97Mb/109.71Mb
     400M -> 149.37Mb/69.88Mb
     600M -> 94.94Mb/41.30Mb
     800M -> 60.76Mb/14.03Mb
     1000M -> 45.97Mb/6.84Mb
     1400M -> 27.15Mb/3.76Mb

    Interleave, Sym, 12dB
     200M -> 169.27Mb/165.32Mb
     400M -> 129.22Mb/94.79Mb
     600M -> 76.86Mb/61.35Mb
     800M -> 43.57Mb/33.04Mb
     1000M -> 22.57Mb/25.94Mb
     1400M -> 21.03Mb/9.37Mb

    G.INP, Asym, 12dB
     200M -> 225.37Mb/116.22Mb
     400M -> 154.85Mb/72.01Mb
     600M -> 98.01Mb/42.32Mb
     800M -> 62.55Mb/13.81Mb
     1000M -> 51.51Mb/7.21Mb
     1400M -> 30.66Mb/3.54Mb

    G.INP, Sym, 12dB
     200M -> 177.01Mb/171.92Mb
     400M -> 133.47Mb/97.78Mb
     600M -> 79.41Mb/57.73Mb
     800M -> 46.55Mb/33.64Mb
     1000M -> 28.71Mb/25.01Mb
     1400M -> 23.31Mb/10.29Mb

    Standards Conformance

    Standards Compliance IEEE 802.3 Ethernet 
    IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex flow control
    IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
    ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL
    ITU-T G.997.1
    ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a support)
    ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vectoring & G.INP
    ITU-T G.998