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Old 02-06-2006, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default USB cable length... how long is too long?

I need to get my wireless antenna closer to the hub for a better signal ( too many walls, ceilings, etc.) With a longer USB cable will I lose signal quality or strength, and how long of a cable is available.. any other ideas?

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Max allowable length for a USB 2.0 cable is 5m or around 15 feet. If you need to go farther than that, then you'll need a powered hub and another cable.
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