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USB Extender over CAT5E or CAT6 Connection up to 150ft
Extend your USB 1.0/1.1 connection to distances up to 150 feet using this USB Extender over Cat5/Cat6 from Monoprice!
This simple USB adapter converts USB signals into a form that can be transmitted over Ethernet cable, then reassembled into a standard USB signal at the other end. This allows you to extend your USB connection to distances up to 150 feet, almost 10 times the length limit of standard USB cabling.
The adapter draws all power necessary from the USB bus, so no external power source is required. It is compatible with any USB compatible device, including any USB-equipped computer, game consoles, USB cameras, printers, keyboards, mice, etc.
Note that this adapter supports USB 1.0/1.1 speeds only. It is not compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 speeds. For best results, use shielded Cat6 cabling.
- Specification Sheet (Aug 13, 2013)
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Mac OS 9
- Mac OS 10.0
- Mac OS 10.1
- Mac OS 10.2
- Mac OS 10.3
- Mac OS 10.4
- Mac OS 10.5
- Mac OS 10.6
My final use for this will be hiding a Playstation from my kids - but giving them a USB port in the wall to plug in a Skylander's portal, or other peripheral device. These devices are all lower speed (USB 2 or lower) - and I will be running shielded Cat6 cabling for about a 100 foot run. I have not finished this run yet, so my final review is still up in the air - but if this worked with 80 feet of cat5e, I assume it will be fine with 100 feet of shielded cat6.
PROS: used them in an install where we use usb mouse to a desk coming from a dvr. works real well.
PROS: Appear to be of a high quality
CONS: The extender only supports USB 1.1
This may or may not be a consideration. For what I'm using it for (Video from a USB to a TV) it isn't.
PROS: Easy to Install, inexpensive
PROS: I purchased the "USB Extender over CAT5E" unit not knowing if it was going to work for my application. Once I plugged it in, it started preforming perfect. I have not had any problems with the extender at all.
As for MonoPrice. They were great. I ordered the extenders, and within 2 days I had them in hand. The company is very professional and the web site is easy to locate anything you are looking for. They really take care of you. I will definitely use them again.
PROS: Works 24/7 to extend a mouse.