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Standard User Brunel
(experienced) Tue 02-May-17 16:21:22
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USB LEADS, LENGTH THAT IS USABLE


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Attempting to connect mobile 'phone via USB tethering to desktop computer, Win 7. No problems with a standard 1 Mtr. cable. When I connect via a longer cable circa 4 Mtrs the 'phone shows as a "not recognised device"
Tried two different cables, same result. I presume that there is a limit to what USB can use?
Using standard USB 2 cables and ports.

Has anyone any experience of using the cheap dumb USB to ethernet devices, as sold on ebay?
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 02-May-17 17:12:14
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Re: USB LEADS, LENGTH THAT IS USABLE


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The limit is 5m for a high-speed device, 3m for a low-speed device.

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Standard User Brunel
(experienced) Tue 02-May-17 17:32:59
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Thanks.


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 03-May-17 08:05:13
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It is an area where quality of cable does make a difference. It is also possible to buy boosters for USB cables that allow you to increase the length (I have run USB over 15 meters before using booster cables).
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 03-May-17 18:11:24
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I have used a powered hub with a couple of 3M cables to make it work over a longer distance.

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