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cat5/usb extension

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Found 6th Jul 2014
I have a pc sitting on the other side of the room, connected to a monitor on my desk, using extended hdmi cable going round each corner of the room.

Now, I have a few usb devices I want to use with a usb 2.0 hub on my desk, I.e wired keyboard and mouse. I'm temporarily using a 5m usb cable with a hub at the end to power the keyboard/mouse, but it keeps disconnecting and the devices stop working.

I was wondering if I could use an extended cat5 cable with the adapters to power the hub with keyboard and mouse without any signal issues?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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look on ebuyer for either a 'active USB extension' or a USB cat5 extender. both would be around the £20 mark

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Grrrd

look on ebuyer for either a 'active USB extension' or a USB cat5 … look on ebuyer for either a 'active USB extension' or a USB cat5 extender. both would be around the £20 mark



Cheers! If only I've looked at those before. Will try and see the results. Thanks ")

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muzzzzzzzzzy

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5M-METER-USB-2-0-MALE-TO-FEMALE-ACTIVE-REPEATER-BOOSTER-PRINTER-EXTENSION-CABLE-/131233910064?pt=UK_Computing_USB_Cables&hash=item1e8e268d30This is just as good



Saw those earlier... How about these?

ebay.co.uk/itm…b00

Never tried those myself but should work, it will use 4 of the 8 ethernet wires to carry the USB signal

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muzzzzzzzzzy

Never tried those myself but should work, it will use 4 of the 8 ethernet … Never tried those myself but should work, it will use 4 of the 8 ethernet wires to carry the USB signal



Using a generic usb hub for now, with no power adapter. Which one would work better?

Active USB extension and powered / unpowered hub will work the best, I use the same setup with a powered hub to power 8 usb to serial adapters and 2 usb network adapters.
Edited by: "muzzzzzzzzzy" 7th Jul 2014
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