Frequently Asked Questions

ReadyLinks is a world leader in distributing Ethernet over existing infrastructure. We provide the most cost-effective solution for service providers to deliver Gigabit Ethernet throughout existing buildings without the cost or hassle of pulling new cable. We have saved customers millions of dollars and provided them with full layer 2+ network functionality over both coax and twisted pair. We also provide an instant view into your network's health through ReadyView which gives network administrators the peace of mind they often times don't have when upgrading and maintaining a network.

  • No re-cabling
  • "Better than Fiber"
  • No service interruption
  • Proven applications

ReadyLinks G.hn products provide high-speed connectivity over any wired medium including UTP, phone lines and coax cables. This technology utilizes Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modulation and near-end cross talk mitigation (NEXT) to avoid interference with legacy wireline systems such as VDSL2 or DSL and achieve up to 2 Gbps bit rate over virtually any cable medium. The cabling flexibility allows service providers to deliver plug-and-play network simplicity across coax, phone line, and unshielded twisted pair (UTP).

G.hn also includes media-specific optimizations such as Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) mechanisms and MIMO support to establish robust, reliable connections even in noisy environments.

ReadyLinks G.hn products feature symmetrical upstream and downstream data rates and dynamic bandwidth allocation to provide the ideal bandwidth to each customer based on their individual needs. G.hn is also compatible with single (SISO) or multi-pair (MIMO) twisted pair and utilizes near-end cross talk mitigation to deliver reliable service even through dense networks. It also runs 7 native QoS levels whereas G.Fast has no support for QoS at all.

G.hn uses 4096 OFDM subcarriers in coax and can shift the spectrum up into frequencies that don't interfere with baseband and other RF segments. ReadyLinks Wave 2 G.hn coax products can support up to 16 clients on one node. G.fast currently does not support point to multi-point network configurations over coax.

These features make ReadyLinks G.hn products the ideal solution for delivering Ethernet over both twisted pair and coax networks.

G.hn provides a robust, reliable IP service pipe over both twisted pair and coax. It delivers up to 1.8Gbps phy speeds over virtually any copper medium. MoCA can only deliver Ethernet over coax and is unable to operate over phone line or unshielded twisted pair.

ReadyLinks Wave 2 G.hn products provide a universal solution for delivering Gigabit Ethernet over any existing cabling infrastructure.

G.hn provides symmetric upstream and downstream data rates and utilizes dynamic bandwidth allocation to deliver the ideal bandwidth to each customer on the network. G.hn offers over 1.5Gbps real-world data throughput rate whereas DOCSIS 3.0 tops out at 1.2Gbps real-world downstream and upstream capacity is capped at 200 Mbps.

ReadyLinks Wave 2 G.hn products provide the upstream and downstream bandwidth that customers require without the massive capital investment required to install a DOCSIS headend.

ReadyLinks products can scale from single point-to-point applications all the way to high-rises and large MDUs. Currently there are ReadyLinks products deployed in hotels, hospitals, casinos, and houses all over the world.

ReadyLinks is ideal for retrofitting existing buildings with world-class, high-speed IP networking equipment. Any building with existing coax or twisted pair cabling is eligible for this easy Plug-and-Play IP service delivery solution.

  • No more than 40db of attenuation between nodes at 5-200Mhz
  • 1 Master Node (Coax Port on GL-8xC) to up to 8 clients recommended
  • Custom notch filtering between 5-200Mhz available for compatibility with different devices. For example, security cameras.
  • Compatible with standard CATV cabling and splitters (RG6, RG59, etc...)
  • Compatible with standard RF CATV overlay
For both scenarios you are going to want to operate with no more than 40db of loss in the 5-200Mhz range. Coax can actually operate at 40db of loss but for practical purposes try to operate below 40db. For coax this is typically 3,190 ft (RG-59) and 4,000 ft (RG-6). For twisted pair this is typically 2,500 ft
The ReadyLinks Twisted Pair product line is compatible with any single or multi-pair twisted pair cabling. Some common cable types include:
  • CAT1 to CAT5, CAT5E, CAT6, & CAT7
  • Nano-skew
  • Belden twisted pair - Audio, Control and Instrumentation cable
  • Crestron Cresnet
The ReadyLinks Coax product line is compatible with all common coax cabling. Some standard cable types include:
  • RG58, RG59, RG6
  • Mini-coax
  • IPC-4STP and IPC-4SBNC : 15-48VDC or 15-32VAC
  • GL-8xC, GL-8xT and GL-2xMT : 110-240VAC
  • GL-842C and GL-842T : 12VDC
  • IPC-1840C and IPC1840T : 110-240VAC
  • IPC-841C and IPC-841T : 5VDC
Yes, the ReadyLinks GL-x series support management via telnet on the management VLAN, ReadyView EMS, GUI, SSH and SNMP for telemetry.
Two 10Gbps SFP+ and 2 1Gbps RJ45 uplink ports.
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