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    Tip - Use your USB devices in far away places.

    I found this at the enquirer.

    It's a fantastic article about how to connect USB devices greater than 5m away from your PC, specifically USB webcam for security. i.e. You need a usb repeater.

    Lots of people have spare usb slots and a home security system (see whose ringing the doorbell at 3am) based on usb cameras sounds like a useful way to use one of 'em up.

    I am going to put a wireless mouse (usb dongle type) in my living room connected via usb to my PC in another room (and PC to TV and Hifi), so I can surf and listen to tunes without the need for a pc in the same room so may have to use this.

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    Also called active cables.

    Use them at work with our security webcams.

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    how much would it cost to get a good quality webcam that can be used for this purpose?

    Also how much are the cables?

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    Repeater cables you can pick up on eBay for 7-8quid. A half decent webcam can be gotten for about 20quid, doesn't need to be anything posh.

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