Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




6 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 3


# 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.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
6628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 518

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 960685 3-Jan-2014 13:36
One person supports this post
Send private message

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

6628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 518

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 960687 3-Jan-2014 13:42
Send private message

Oh and the online place to get the gear is here

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

Cyril

 
 
 
 


825 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 218


  # 960861 3-Jan-2014 17:26
Send private message

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.

175 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  # 960894 3-Jan-2014 18:24
One person supports this post
Send private message

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

J
ust a thought

332 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 61
Inactive user


  # 960898 3-Jan-2014 18:44
Send private message

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.

1990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  # 961566 5-Jan-2014 16:29
Send private message

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

J
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.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41


Nokia 9 PureView available in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2019 09:06


Motorola Solutions joins local partners to deliver advanced communications network in New Zealand
Posted 30-Apr-2019 21:50



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.