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# 138417 3-Jan-2014 12:41

Hello,

Can anyone recommend a good reliable USB over Ethernet/Cat5 Cable converter?  We would not be exceeding 90 meters on the cat5 segment.

The application is a large thermal label printer connecting
to Windows XP which has just been relocated to a very presentable retail area with the requirement of relocating the printer away from the computer.

Many thanks in advance.

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  # 960685 3-Jan-2014 13:36
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Hi, I have used the following with no issues, although never used it more than 40m ish

http://www.dynamix.co.nz/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=USB-EXT03&ID=67208342

They also do a longer reach one that is USB2 capable to boot.

http://www.dynamix.co.nz/index.html?do=viewproduct&code=USB-EXT05&ID=67215966

Cyril

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  # 960687 3-Jan-2014 13:42
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Oh and the online place to get the gear is here

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=178&page_number=1

Cyril

 
 
 
 


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  # 960861 3-Jan-2014 17:26
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As USB was only designed to go about 3-5 metres, without terminal adaptors like the ones cyril7 has suggested, you cant just push out the signal along a Cat+ cable any real distance.

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  # 960894 3-Jan-2014 18:24
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Does it have to be connected via usb?? you could use a USB Print Server and then it does not matter how far you have to go (with in reason of the usual ethernet standards)

something like http://www.edimax.com/au/produce_detail.php?pd_id=97&pl1_id=7&pl2_id=34

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ust a thought

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  # 960898 3-Jan-2014 18:44
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Some network routers have a USB socket that you can plug a printer into and then access the printer from any computer on the network via Ethernet, or Wi-Fi with a wireless-capable router.

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  # 961566 5-Jan-2014 16:29
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ferg_nz: Does it have to be connected via usb?? you could use a USB Print Server and then it does not matter how far you have to go (with in reason of the usual ethernet standards)

something like http://www.edimax.com/au/produce_detail.php?pd_id=97&pl1_id=7&pl2_id=34

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ust a thought


This would save you needing the USB converter at the computer end, but you would have to setup the computer for a "network printer" instead of a directly attached one. An added bonus is that you could then print from any computer on the same network.




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