The maximum distance for a USB cable is typically 15 feet. After that, the USB signal begins to fade and reliability becomes an issue. USB cables with repeaters are one solution, but the USB-EXTENDER can carry your signal far beyond the scope of a booster. They use the twisted pairs of a single Ethernet cable to achieve extraordinary distances. Using this extender set, you can increase your distance to up to 200 feet using Cat5E or Cat6 cables. It is compatible with Windows and iOS platforms, so it can be used with most PC and Mac computers. No software installation is required.
Rated for USB 1.0 and 1.1 standards and specifications, the USB-EXTENDER is best suited for printers, keyboards, and mice but may not be appropriate for external hard drives, cameras, or charging and syncing mobile devices. It is also not recommended for use with wireless devices such as USB WiFi adapters. These extenders are small and require no power source, so they can be easily stashed anywhere. The single Ethernet cable is also easily run through conduit for a simple in-wall solution.