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20ft. USB A/B Cable For Windows XP SP3 Printer?

20ft. USB A/B Cable For Windows XP SP3 Printer?

20ft. USB A/B Cable For Windows XP SP3 Printer?

(OP)
Hello;J&R.com sell's a 20-Foot High-Speed A Male to B Male USB 2.0 Cable.Will this length 20ft. work ok with Windows XP Pro Sp3 for a printer.? Just asking because I thought 16ft. was the max.for USB.I was told that by someone,but I could really use this 20ft.one for the added length.Thankyou for any info.

RE: 20ft. USB A/B Cable For Windows XP SP3 Printer?

http://www.usb.org/about/faq/ans5  5m is the max cable length. If you need more distance, put a hub in the mix somewhere.

RE: 20ft. USB A/B Cable For Windows XP SP3 Printer?

Or use a USB Active Repeater cable like this:- http://www.lindy.co.uk/5m-usb-2-slimline-active-extension-cable/42817.html

I've used one similar to this to good effect together with a basic 6m USB cable to use with a Vodafone mobile Internet device.

But as RClark says, throw in a self powered hub, and you'll get a greater distance.

ROGER - G0AOZ.
 

RE: 20ft. USB A/B Cable For Windows XP SP3 Printer?

(OP)
ok,thankyou for all the links explaining the usb thing.Have you seen this 20ft.usb cable a/b cable on J&R.com? Can I use this cable itself to go to a 100 disc centurion powered disc carousal? I need the 20ft.,can I use this the way it is,on J&R.com web site?

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