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    500+ This must be a daytime job Sean Nixon's Avatar
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    USB via CAT5 and patch panel?

    Scenario...

    Cut a USB cable in half.

    Put an RJ45 onto each cut end.

    Plug 1st cable into PC and patch panel.

    Plug 2nd cable into RJ45 outlet and USB device.

    Has anyone tried this? I'm aware of the 5 metre limitation on USB cables, but other than that, I can't think why it shouldn't work.

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    Re: USB via CAT5 and patch panel?

    Dont know why you would want to do that ?

    For those having problems with the USB 5 meter limit: There are usb extenders available. this is a set of converters which you can connect with CAT5 cables over a lenght of up to 150 feet. Should be enough for most sims

    Used them many times and work without a problem.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-Cat5-RJ45-La...item2563957cfb


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    Re: USB via CAT5 and patch panel?

    They are a neat idea. Thanks for the link Stef.


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    Re: USB via CAT5 and patch panel?

    http://www.usb-over-network.com/usbn...ns/remote.html

    I use this software to a USB webcam. It creates a virtual USB port, just like a real work.
    Trial Version available.

    http://www.usb-over-network.com/downloads.html