We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy to do so

VC-232G 10/100/1000T Ethernet over VDSL2 Coaxial Converter

VC-232G 10/100/1000T Ethernet over VDSL2 Coaxial Converter

*This Planet VC-232G is the New Replacement / Upgrade to Planet VC-202A*

High-Performance Gigabit Ethernet over Coaxial Solution 

To fulfill the needs of long-distance and higher speed required in Ethernet over Coaxial applications, Planet Technology offers a new-generation Ethernet over Coaxial Converter, the VC-232G. It features 1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 Port and 1 x BNC female connector with a compact-sized metal housing, making the placement of the unit convenient. Working well with a pervasive coaxial network, the Planet VC-232G provides an excellent bandwidth of up to a total duplex data rate of 300Mbps which can extend a maximum distance up to 1.4km. It is ideal for extending the distance and signal conversion by transmitting the Ethernet data from the coaxial cable to another 100-meter UTP cable for any type of IP network devices such as HD IP camera, wireless access point, NVR and digital signage.

Superior Upstream and Downstream Transmission

The Planet VC-232G is based on the two-core networking technology, Gigabit Ethernet and VDSL2 (Very-high-data-rate Digital Subscriber Line 2).  The VC-232G offers a stable yet high-speed point-to-point network access up to a duplex data transmission of 300Mbps. It provides 2 selective transmission modes --  asymmetric mode or symmetric mode -- for the transmission of upstream and downstream signals.

    - Asymmetric mode – downstream up to 200Mbps and upstream up to 100Mbps

 - Symmetric mode – downstream up to 150Mbps and upstream up to 150Mbps

The symmetric mode provides a similar transmission rate on both downstream and upstream. On the other hand, the asymmetric mode performs higher transmission quality in short range. In all, when the VC-232G is in symmetric mode, it provides better upstream performance, and when it is in asymmetric mode, it gives better downstream performance.

 IP Ethernet over Long Distance Existing Coaxial Cables

The VC-232G is also a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) solution that provides a quick replacement and smooth migration solution from an existing analog system to a full digital system. A normal UTP cable can only be extended up to 100 meters, but with the VC-232G, the distance for Ethernet networking can be extended up to 1,400 meters (4,593ft.), which is 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 coaxial cable in your existing environment, you can install a pair of the VC-232G very simply without the need to build additional network wires, thus saving costs for network construction.

Easy and Flexible Installation

The VC-232G offers two operation modes, the client-side CPE and central-side CO, making any network applications easy and flexible. The CPE or CO mode can be adjusted by using the built-in DIP switch. For point-to-point connection, one VC-232G in CPE mode and the other one in CO mode must be set up as a pair of converters to perform the connection. This enables the administrator to efficiently manage the network over coaxial cable, making long-distance transmission better.

ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vectoring and G.INP

- Upstream/Downstream bandwidth up to 200/100Mbps

- CO/CPE mode selectable via DIP switch

- Selectable target band plan and SNR margin

- Half duplex back pressure and IEEE 802.3x full duplex pause frame flow control

- One BNC connector for VDSL connection

- Uses existing RG59/RG6 coaxial cable

- Used in pairs to extend Point-to-Point connection up to 1.4km

- Supports a packet size of up to 1522 bytes, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag transparency

- Advantage of minimum installation time (Simply by Plug-and-Play)

- Supports extensive LED indicators for network diagnosis

- Compatible with Planet Media Converter Chassis (MC-700/MC-1500/ MC-1500R/MC-1500R48)

- Compact in size and easy to install

- Desktop, Wall-mount and Din-Rail Mount (RKE-DIN Sold Separately)

Hardware Specifications

TP interface

1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 auto-MDI/MDI-X ports

VDSL Interface

1 x BNC female Ethernet over Coaxial


Coaxial cable: 75 ohm

RG-6/U cable, less than12Ω/1000 ft

RG-59/U cable, less than 30Ω/1000 ft.

Maximum Distance

Max. 1400m with data transmission (4,593ft.)


DIP-1: Select CO or CPE mode

DIP-2: Select G.INP or Interleaved mode

DIP-3: Select Band Profile (Asymmetric or Symmetric)

DIP-4: Select SNR of 12dB or 8dB

Dimensions (W x D x H)

70 x 97 x 26 mm



Power Requirement

DC 5V, 2A external power (Included)

LED Indicators

Power: Green

1000BASE-T LNK/ACT: Green

VDSL: Green

CO: Green

CPE: Green



Switch Specifications

Switch Processing Scheme


Address Table

2K entries

Flow Control

Back pressure for half duplex

IEEE 802.3x pause frame for full duplex

System Specifications

VDSL Compliance


 ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL

 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


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 and G.INP

ITU-T G.998

Regulatory Compliance

FCC Part 15 Class A, CE



Operating: 0~50 degrees C

Storage: -10~70 degrees C


Operating: 5~95% (non-condensing)

Storage: 5~95% (non-condensing)


Coaxial Performance

Interleave(Upstream/Downstream: Mbps)

 Asymmetric (8dB):

 200m ->88Mbps/168Mbps

 400m ->75Mbps/160Mbps

 600m ->59Mbps/129Mbps

 800m ->32Mbps/110Mbps

 Asymmetric (12dB):

 200m ->78Mbps/145Mbps

 400m ->69Mbps/137Mbps

 600m ->48Mbps/118Mbps

 800m ->26Mbps/94Mbps

 Symmetric (8dB):

 200m ->129Mbps/131Mbps

 400m ->117Mbps/122Mbps

 600m ->101Mbps/92Mbps

 800m ->62Mbps/73Mbps

 Symmetric (12dB):

 200m ->117Mbps/123Mbps

 400m ->102Mbps/102Mbps

 600m ->88Mbps/82Mbps

 800m ->47Mbps/56Mbps

G.INP(Upstream/Downstream: Mbps)

 Asymmetric (8dB):

 200m ->95Mbps/200Mbps

 400m ->82Mbps/175Mbps

 600m ->59Mbps/151Mbps

 800m ->37Mbps/122Mbps

 Asymmetric (12dB):

 200m ->89Mbps/181Mbps

 400m ->71Mbps/156Mbps

 600m ->46Mbps/136Mbps

 800m ->30Mbps/102Mbps

 Symmetric (8dB):

 200m ->147Mbps/147Mbps

 400m ->132Mbps/135Mbps

 600m ->108Mbps/104Mbps

 800m ->76Mbps/78Mbps

 Symmetric (12dB):

 200m ->138Mbps/143Mbps

 400m ->116Mbps/120Mbps

 600m ->91Mbps/89Mbps

 800m ->58Mbps/60Mbps

Note: As there are various resistance values in the category of RG-59/U or RG-6/U cable, the actual data rate will vary on the quality of the copper wire and environmental factors.

Point-to-Point Application -- LAN to LAN Connection

One pair of  VC-232G could be used to link two local Area networks that are located in different places. Through the coaxial cable, it could set up a 200/100Mbps asymmetric backbone, but one VC-232G must be Master (CO mode) and the other one is Remote (CPE mode).

Community/Campus Surveillance and Security over IP

To take advantage of digital surveillance system and keep the benefits of coaxial cable, the VC-232G helps the community, campus and enterprises to upgrade analog camera system to IP camera surveillance without using additional new wires. The VC-232G is a switching architecture with one RJ45 port and one BNC Ethernet over Coaxial port. Just plug in the UTP cable of IP camera to Ethernet port and the existing coaxial cable to the BNC connector to easily deploy and extend the distance with signal conversion by transmitting the Ethernet data from the standard coaxial cable.

Tags: vc-232g