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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
Other people mention this further back in the review history - I just didn't think to search that far. Since it's close to Christmas - I thought I'd mention in case it helps others.
PROS: Typical Monoprice customer service, fast shipping, low price and good quality
CONS: It's not as much as con as the description says this - but it doesn't support USB 2.0. I got this for the kinect (x-box 360) before I acquired the actual kinect. Once I had everything and tried it together, I learned that kinect requires USB 2.0.
The install took all of 2 mins, since I already had a Cat5 cable behind the TV, the Infinity base and the Move camera work flawlessly! IT was WAY easier than crawling through the attic again to run a long USB cable.
PROS: Super easy to hook up.
CONS: None so far
PROS: It works as advertised.
CONS: May need a powered USB hub before the extender.
PROS: These connectors will give you up to 150ft of USB functionality
All I did was unlplug a patch cord between my switch and patch panel out from the switch and plug the cord into this, with the other end of this (USB) plugging into the NAS. On the other end in the office I plugged an ethernet cord to this, then this goes into the back of the printer.
In order of devices and cords it goes...
NAS (Print Server), USB Extender part 1, 3ft Cat6 patch cable, patch panel, 75 ft of In wall Cat6, Wall Plate, Cat6 Patch cable, USB Extender part 2, Printer.
I find it important to note that with all of these devices, and the total length of wire used, that it works perfectly.
It works exactly as if the print server and printer where in the same room with a normal 6ft USB cable. It is completely hardware based, nothing to install, which allows me to use it between the NAS and printer.
PROS: Works with existing in wall wires.
Black color blends in with other wires
PROS: Cheap, works flawlessly.