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DIY USB cable

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by HMHB, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    Does anyone know how to construct a USB cable ? I'm trying to get a 20 metre cable without having to buy four 5 metre repeater cables (about 20 or so quid each). I thought I may be able to just cut the webcam cable halfway along and insert a long piece between them but I'm not sure of the cable contruction required
     
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    AFAIK, you can't take a USB signal over more than 5m without affecting the signal/power levels ... that's why the only option is 5m repeater cables.

    Saying that, I've tried 2 x 5m repeater cables for a requried 10m run and I'm having trouble getting my HTPC to recognise any device plugged in!
     
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    i currently run a 5 metre connection to my printer, and that's ropey at times, i'm pretty sure it's the USB that's the problem. 20metres as far as i know with no repeaters is a big no no.
     
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    mmmm I was sort of expecting this answer ! I've managed to track down some 5 metre repeaters at £12 each but I think I may come unstuck joining 4 of them together. Unless you can stick a powered hub at the end of the 4 repeaters !
     

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