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Are usb printer cables restricted by the same lengths as all other usb cables? [duplicate]

I want to place a 3D printer far away from a PC in a well ventilated location. The printer needs a PC connected for operating...but fumes are problem. Moving it after setup just to print isn't an ...
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Problems with USB 2.0 extensions totalling 40+ft [duplicate]

I have a tv about 40+ feet from my pc (multiple rooms and 1 level separate us) I want to use as another monitor. I ran HDMI to the tv which worked fine, but then I tried to run a chain of multiple 10 ...
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Can I extend a USB cable of a mouse and keyboard to more than 3 meters? [duplicate]

I have an USB mouse and keyboard, both of which have a cable 1.8m long. However for my purposes this is too short. I read that USB standard limits the length of a cable to 5 meters for high speed ...
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Why is USB extension distance so limited? [duplicate]

The known acceptable range for (for example) an ethernet networking cable before any kind of noticable drop in speed or latency appears is a whole 100 meters for standard class cat5e, cat6 and cat6e ...
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A USB hub will not function when it's connected more than 5 hubs away from the root port

I am trying to utilize my monitor's ability to switch video input and USB source (much like a KVM switch) with a USB hub. Previously I had all of the devices plugged directly into USB ports on the ...
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How seriously does cable length affect USB 3.0 transfer speeds?

Recently I've been thinking of upgrading my computer with some USB 3.0 ports. However, the problem is my computer is some ways away from my desk so that would mean I would need a long cable, ...
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How to extend USB beyond the recommended maximum cable length of 5m?

I'm planning to use USB port for an application(from a device to a PC) but the distance between the device and the PC will be around 15m. The recommended maximum USB cable length is 5m. How can I ...
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USB extender cable - can multiple non-active be used to exceed the USB length limit if used with a powered hub?

If multiple non-active USB cables are chained together such that the combined cable is longer than the normal USB length limit but are placed between two powered USB hubs, will that effectively create ...
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what is the max usb cable length from laptop to a DAC [closed]

Peter I want to run a usb c / usb b cable from my laptop to an audioengine d1 for spotify streaming. I need 32' I know that it work with a 8, usb cable (audioengine D1 uses usb b). Is an alternative ...
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Can I use an inactive USB 3.0 extender in series with an active one?

I was setting up an order on Amazon to purchase all the necessary (and some unnecessary) components for room scale VR, and I ran into a problem: The Oculus cameras are not wireless. So I threw a pile ...
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Would a very long HDMI cable and very long USB extension cable affect latency and/or quality?

I am about to do my first PC build, and it's got some really great specs. My computer is upstairs, but I have a 4K TV downstairs and I'd like to game on this computer through that to really get the ...
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gsky wireless usb adapter not working with usb extention cable

I'm using gsky wireless usb adapter model: Gsky-link GS-27USB. When I connected it to a 15 meters usb extention cable it's recognized by the computer but it doesn't find any network. Without the usb ...
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Can I extend USB 1.1 device by 5 metres using USB 2.0/3.0 hub?

I have an older USB 1.1 device which I need to have 5 metres from a computer. I know USB 1.1 cannot operate over a 5m cable but USB 2.0/3.0 can. So if get a USB 2.0/3.0 hub, will I be able to connect ...