USB Extender over CAT5E or CAT6 Connection up to 150ft
    Product # 6042
    USB Extender over CAT5E or CAT6 Connection up to 150ft
    Product # 6042
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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.

    Support Files:

    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
    • Linux

    164 Reviews

    89.57% of the reviewers recommend this product



    • Jeremy,
    •  Rainbow city, Al 
    • 5/19/2016 6:55:15 AM

    Pros: works great

    This product works great. Will be using more of them. I was afraid they were not going to work good because they were inexpensive. I have already recommended the product to other people

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Indianapolis, IN 
    • 4/7/2016 5:04:22 AM

    They just work. We've put in almost 100 now as older ones failed and these are more reliable than any other cheap ones we've tried off Amazon.

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    Fixed my remote legacy parallel printer situation

    • Anonymous,
    •  Bensalem, PA 
    • 1/25/2016 11:06:34 AM

    Pros: Price
    Easy to install

    Cons: USB 1.1 devices only

    I have a dot matrix printer in remote location that does our 3 copy invoice printing. The printer works with a Parrallel to USB cable and (2) 10' USB Extension Cables. I could not get it to work using 1 longer USB extension cable, even tried the active USB extender cable. This USB over CAT-5 worked great for me.

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    Works, but severely limits USB power

    • Matt K.,
    •  Medford, MA 
    • 1/16/2016 4:11:52 PM

    Pros: - Great range.
    - Just works.

    Cons: - USB 1.1 only. Don't expect blistering speeds. Keyboards/Remotes/Mice will work just fine. USB sticks or hard drives will work, but SLOWLY. Webcams/USB sound cards/USB Microphones/USB TV Tuners/USB Ethernet adapters, or anything else that needs to transfer data at any kind of higher speed, might not work at all.

    -Longer cords seem to zap up the power from the PC's USB port. Try using a powered USB hub on the opposite side as the PC to overcome this.

    The extension works perfectly for me, but can fail if I plug in a device that requires more than just basic USB power. I originally tried to use it over a 100ft Cat6 cable with an unpowered two port USB hub to connect both my Windows Media Center Remote and my Logitech K400 Wireless Keyboard/Trackpad. This would not work.

    Without the unpowered hub, either device would work just fine on their own.

    One workaround for this, is to use a powered USB hub on the USB device (not PC) end. This way the devices get power from the powered USB hub, and don't need to draw that power over the Ethernet cable. This seems to work for me. So, if you need to use more than one low power device (multiple low power devices, or one high power device) try using a powered USB hub.

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    Works Great!

    • Anonymous,
    •  Madison, WI 
    • 12/7/2015 6:08:26 PM

    I tried first to make my own, soldering the two ends of a USB cable onto a long (40'!) Cat-5e cable, and it didn't work... but this does! Not sure what kind of magic they're doing in there, but at this price, who cares.

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