[RESOLVED] What is maximum length for USB cable
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    Question What is maximum length for USB cable

    Does anyone know the specification for the maximum usable length of a USB cable? Does one use USB hubs to extend a cable outward? We want to move the webcam from this computer room to another room in the house (if possible)

    Thanks for any info.


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    The maximum length of a USB cable between the USB port on a computer and a USB device is 5m. There are work-arounds for this problem, check out the USB website URL below. In the Developers FAQ there is a detailed description of how to get a USB signal over a much longer distance. An alternative is to put a USB camera on a network hub equiped with a USB port, then get the signal over the longer distance via a small network setup.

    Hope this helps.


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