Maximum cable length for USB devices

November 19, 2011 at 09:41:43
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What is the maximum distance you can use a USB cable eg, mouse or keyboard

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November 19, 2011 at 10:05:18
Hi Eddie,

Google is your friend. Try googling:-

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and all is revealed. Takes a few seconds

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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November 19, 2011 at 18:52:33
Depends on cable and rating of port(s) and type of device. Slow devices like mice and keyboards should have no trouble with 15 feet.

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November 19, 2011 at 21:09:54
Using a powered hub or a 'smart' or power enhanced extension might help, but may not work in BIOS or before windows is live, so you might just want to use a wireless keyboard and mouse which has the same problem. Look at these:

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November 20, 2011 at 09:57:09
Well, there is rated and actual. Actual is the length that you can get it to work.

How far do you need it to work?

I've used printers at 8 paces.

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