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    Loong USB Cable?

    Not sure if this is 100% the right place to post this but whatever.

    Recently moved the PC out of the office and into the bedroom (much better), but for mine & the G/Fs business use it is better that the printer stays with the phone and other connections. Is it possible to get a USB Extension lead of approx. 30 meters to connect the two? Printer is an Epson RX425 all in one if that helps.

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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    USBs max specified length without repeaters/amplifiers is 10m. your best option is to buy 3 x 10m cables with built in amplifiers and string them together, i believe both CPC and farnell sell these

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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    I'm sorry to be so thick but CPC and Farnell? I take it we are talking specialist here and big £££
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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    Yes, i would consider a printer server.

    USB dosen't play well over distance, its not designed too, it won't.

    A printer server could be wireless or standard ethernet, won't cost too much, could run other things (Like a web cam) etc. But been wireless might be enough of a benefit alone?

    Not checked these work with your printer (hey i'm tired)

    http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=34C4 wired.
    http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....oducts_id=6980
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/89143

    so about £40-60 including delivery.
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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    Never had much luck with networks so that's why I was looking at sticking USB, last time was with my PS2 and it never worked well. Will look into it though.
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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    Can you not try a USB network print server with wireless

    Alternative if you have the money, Belkin have a wireless USB hub at
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=377793
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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    +1 on the print server, 30M of usb will be nothing but trouble, even more so with more than 1 line booster.

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    Re: Loong USB Cable?

    http://www.farnell.com/

    they are just about the best electronics (not usually the computer kind, more the capacitors and resistors kind) retailer on the planet

    there is also CPC
    http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp
    which is more the consumer facing part of the business, so there are lower minimum order values etc however they have a much smaller selection

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