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usb via cat5, whats inside these commercial versions? Answered

Hi there,

I am aware of the instructables of using cat5 cables for usb extension.
It says the max. length is sth like 30 ft / 10 meters.

And I found out these are also commercially available.
usb cat5 up to 40 m / 125 ft

Whats in the housing? Does anyone know?

Is it possible to build on your own sth like that?




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11010010110 (author)2009-02-01

you can get quite long with usb hubs for really long maybe set up a complete pc at the other end (pentium 1 board with bootable netcard and onbard usb 1.1)

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NachoMahma (author)2009-01-31

> Whats in the housing? . I'm guessing that it's a signal booster (amplifier) and possibly a noise filter and/or signal conditioner.

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