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    #31
    I am using the same units as Chris Couture (above), I used them on a USB camera over 100 feet away with very nice results.

    Gardner

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      #32
      the RF wireless IR extenders I've seen are not at 2.4GHz but rather the 902-928 band (cordless phones et al) or 433MHz (in the US)

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        #33
        Anybody here tried one of these Cat 5 USB Extenders?
        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812101152

        Thanks
        Gary

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          #34
          Originally posted by Kbevo
          Anybody here tried one of these Cat 5 USB Extenders?
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812101152

          Thanks
          Gary
          I've been using something similar to this for over a year without any problems.

          Scott

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            #35
            Originally posted by sqhughes
            I've been using something similar to this for over a year without any problems.

            Scott
            Thanks Scott, how long is the cable?

            Gary

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              #36
              I tried this one out https://www.cyberguys.com/templates/...h=&child=&pi=Y but returned it. I dont recall the exact problem I had, but I did not want to hassle with it.

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                #37
                I have one that is 110' long

                Different device but it works fine. I run the CM-19A on it for the Ninja camera scanner and it does the job. Using the longer USB cable lets me put the CM19 in the attic with the HS1 computer in the basement.

                I think mine was in the $26 range.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Kbevo
                  Thanks Scott, how long is the cable?

                  Gary
                  The cable is about 25' and runs in my crawlspace. I use it for peripherals like keyboard, mouse, and a flash drive on my HTPC.

                  I tested on a 50' cable once and it worked fine there too.

                  Scott

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                    #39
                    three daisy chained USB hubs (aka active extension cables) would get you to about, what, 36 ft?

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                      #40
                      Well I ordered one. It looks like there is enough success to give it a try. I live in the (Fort Worth) Texas area and the one thing I am most concerned about, as Michael pointed out above, is the temperature spec's. Especially the high end, since for the most part the cable will be run in my attic where temperatures could reach 140 degrees or more. Guess I will see.

                      Thanks for everyone's feedback.
                      Gary

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Kbevo
                        Anybody here tried one of these Cat 5 USB Extenders?
                        http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812101152

                        Thanks
                        Gary
                        I've been using this exact one for over a year now on a USB webcam for HS. No problems on my 70' cat5e run in between the USB connectors.

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                          #42
                          can one put a (powered) usb hub on the usb port on the far end of the cat5 cable?

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by sqhughes View Post
                            I use one of these via cat5 under the house and it works fine. I even use it with a 4 port hub.


                            http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5746&CatId=444

                            At the time I purchased it they were only $40 after rebate, now it looks like they sell for about $80.

                            Scott
                            I have a couple of z-wave devices that at least once a day, lose their connection and I need to re-optimize them. That is annoying. I think it's a range problem and failure of my other devices that always work to send the signal along to the ones that get a weaker signal. I have appx 20 devices, so I think I have enough to cover the z-wave "web" in my house (single-story; not sure of sq. footage)

                            I have HSPro, and I already have an IOGear USB Net Sharestation (http://www.iogear.com/product/GUIP201/) (mine is a 4-port usb). HSPro is able to "talk" to the z-wave device, but does not maintain a stable connection, and I have to restart HS once I get it connected again.

                            Would a device like this "requre" its own dedicated cat5/6 ethernet cable or can it be connected to an existing network? I only ask this because my HomeSeer box is located in a new addition section of the house, and there are support beams in the attic that only the "Amazing Yen" from the "Oceans" movies can get through to reach the points to run new cable

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