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Sometimes your devices are beyond the range of a standard USB cable, and sometimes they're in different rooms altogether. Use the power of Ethernet through a USB port with the StarTech.com USB/Ethernet extension. This device lets you use a Cat5 or a Cat6 cable to connect your devices to allow solid long-distance connections, but it converts them into a USB format at each end. This makes your USB devices easy to use.
Attach Printers and Other Peripherals
When your printer is in another room and you need to use a Cat5 or a Cat6 cable to connect it to your computer, use the StarTech.com USB/Ethernet extension to attach it. This device lets you use a faster cable to deliver your printing data beyond the 5-meter USB limit.
USB busses are programmed to reject commands that take longer than 1.5 µs to come back, and this means that USB cables cannot be longer than 5 meters. The StarTech.com USB/Ethernet extension gets round this by using a Cat5 or Cat6 cable to deliver speeds of up to 12 Mbps over longer distances.
The StarTech.com USB/Ethernet extension increases the range of your USB devices by up to 40 meters, giving you flexibility.