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Old 12-30-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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My Friend has a computer that is 150 ft away from him but he can see the desktop because its connected to a 40 inch tv which is right next to him.. He works in a gas station store and the TV is right next to his register ...

He was wondering if he connect a 150ft USB mouse from the computer to where he sits....

Is there any device that can do this because i know there isnt a 150 ft usb MOUSE right ?
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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If it was no more than 160', he could theoretically use a CAT5e extender, but I believe they are pretty spendy. I'm assuming it's 2.0.

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USB 2.0 specification permits up to five USB hubs in a long chain of cables and hubs. This allows for a maximum distance of 30 metres (98 ft) between host and device, using six cables 5 metres (16 ft) long and five hubs. In actual use, since some USB devices have built-in cables for connecting to the hub, the maximum achievable distance is 25 metres (82 ft) + the length of the device's cable. For longer lengths, USB extenders that use CAT5 cable can increase the distance between USB devices up to 50 metres (160 ft).

A method of extending USB beyond 5 metres (16 ft) is by using low resistance cable.[citation needed] The higher cost of USB 2.0 Cat 5 extenders has urged some manufacturers to use other methods to extend USB, such as using built-in USB hubs, and custom low-resistance USB cable. It is important to note that devices which use more bus power, such as USB hard drives and USB scanners will require the use of a powered USB hub at the end of the extension, so that a constant connection will be achieved. If power and data does not have sufficient power then problems can result, such as no connection at all, or intermittent connections during use.[citation needed]
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http://www.usbcable.com/

just use a wireless lol
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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That's pretty nifty, Vin, but spendier than my plan. Haha.

Here's what you'd need for my plan:
One of these on both ends (most likely; you could try one to start and see).
One of these.
Your 100' run. Your 50' run. Your coupler. (Yes, unfortunately NewEgg doesn't have 150' Cat5e runs. You can search elsewhere though; I found this easily on google.).

So, anyway you look at it, you're looking to spend well over $100 (if you factor in shipping).

Here's one more alternative, but spendy. You'd still need the 150' cable.

Oh, and one more very cheap suggestion. Does your friend have a laptop or netbook? If this place has a wireless connection, he could easily use a remote desktop (such as LogMeIn) and control the computer hooked up to the TV. That'd be pretty simple, and if there's internet at all there, that'd definitely be the cheapest way to go (you can get a Wireless-N router for like $35-40 bucks).
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or you can choose http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826105187 nvm they have range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826139013 this one can work up to 100feet just move the chair closer
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...359&CatId=1285
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Cmon man. Do your research. .

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Wireless Range: 6 feet (1.83 meters) typical. Note: RF range is affected by many factors, such as nearby metallic objects and relative positioning of the mouse and receiver
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My Friend has a computer that is 150 ft away from him but he can see the desktop because its connected to a 40 inch tv which is right next to him.. He works in a gas station store and the TV is right next to his register ...

He was wondering if he connect a 150ft USB mouse from the computer to where he sits....

Is there any device that can do this because i know there isnt a 150 ft usb MOUSE right ?
how is the computer 150 feet away but the tv is right next to him
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how is the computer 150 feet away but the tv is right next to him
The TV is next to a register in the gas station and is somehow wired all the way to the computer . I havent seen it just yet but he asked me for a 150ft usb cable for his mouse.
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http://www.cooldrives.com/usbexloraupt.html
there you go 150 ft
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It's only USB 1.1. Never heard of the company. Doesn't list a brand on the product. Doesn't list support for anything higher than XP...Page probably hasn't been updated. So $60 for the exact same thing I listed (Mine was a known brand and had free shipping) or $90 bucks for "bundle" in order to get the power adapter and cable. Sorry, but if it was me, I wouldn't order that. Seems way too sketchy.
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Thanks Vin but is there a link just for that device without the rj 45 cable ? I have the long cable and just need the device.

As for dude, i didnt understand if i need all that you posted . Wish there was something real simple .
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I'm not sure what was difficult to understand about my post.

If you have the cable, then you need this (note that THIS actually is a reputable brand that I've heard of. That other link that Vin gave may be a similar product, but I've NEVER heard of that company, and there's no brand for the product listed. If you look closer, there is a link JUST for it without the cable, but it does not come with the power adapter). And if there isn't enough "oomph" coming through for your USB connection, you'll need to add one (or two) of these.
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I'm not sure what was difficult to understand about my post.

If you have the cable, then you need this (note that THIS actually is a reputable brand that I've heard of. That other link that Vin gave may be a similar product, but I've NEVER heard of that company, and there's no brand for the product listed. If you look closer, there is a link JUST for it without the cable, but it does not come with the power adapter). And if there isn't enough "oomph" coming through for your USB connection, you'll need to add one (or two) of these.
I do have the cable 150 ft rj45. The part im not understanding is the extented usb device...You see on that picture , the back of the local and remote extended devices where the usb cable connect , i take it when i get this device that usb cable on the back is not there right ? I guess what im saying is this ....1 end will connect to the computer and the other end will be able to connect to a usb mouse at a far distance ?
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:10 AM   #14
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Let me diagram this.

Computer | USB Powered Hug (the Rosewill hub I linked to) | USB Extender | CAT5e Cable | USB Extender | *Possibly another USB Powered Hub | Mouse.

Note that having a hub on both sides may not be necessary, or necessary at all. It depends on how much of the signal is "lost in transit". You can try it with no powered USB hubs at first if you want..it's technically supposed to work without them, but sometimes that just isn't the case when you are right at that 150-160ft. threshold. I, would however, suggest one or two, because not only should it boost the signal, it'll provide more than one port on the mouse side. So this way, if your friend also wants to hook up a USB keyboard or a USB flash drive alongside with his mouse, he can!
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Let me diagram this.

Computer | USB Powered Hug (the Rosewill hub I linked to) | USB Extender | CAT5e Cable | USB Extender | *Possibly another USB Powered Hub | Mouse.

Note that having a hub on both sides may not be necessary, or necessary at all. It depends on how much of the signal is "lost in transit". You can try it with no powered USB hubs at first if you want..it's technically supposed to work without them, but sometimes that just isn't the case when you are right at that 150-160ft. threshold. I, would however, suggest one or two, because not only should it boost the signal, it'll provide more than one port on the mouse side. So this way, if your friend also wants to hook up a USB keyboard or a USB flash drive alongside with his mouse, he can!
yes i see the light now ...Thank you Dude.
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You are welcome. Just let me know if you have any other questions.

Like I said though, if there's a wireless connection and he has a laptop, using remote desktop is by FAR the cheapest, if the gas station would allow the software to be installed.
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You are welcome. Just let me know if you have any other questions.

Like I said though, if there's a wireless connection and he has a laptop, using remote desktop is by FAR the cheapest, if the gas station would allow the software to be installed.
i have given you some wrong information dude.

My friend has a gas station...

RIght now he has DVR DEVICE that has usb ports and uses a regular usb mouse when he's right next to it ...

He wants a mouse connection about 150 feet away from the DVR , the 150 feet away is where he is actually sits which is near the CASH REGISTER . THere is no actual PC involved in this setup. He can see the dvr features with a monitor that sits right next to the cash register but while maintaining the cash register , he wants access to the DVR when he is right next to the cash register but this is only possible with a long usb mouse around 150 feet..
Will all these ideas still work from all the posters on this thread ?
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Has he actually gone and measured this? 150 feet sounds a bit sketchy to me.

What Dude_56013 posted will work.

IDK about the hubs though. The DVR might not like them.
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Has he actually gone and measured this? 150 feet sounds a bit sketchy to me.

What Dude_56013 posted will work.

IDK about the hubs though. The DVR might not like them.
well he hasnt measured it but he did give me the length is around 100 ft but we were trying to stay on the safe side with 150ft.

How will dude idea work without the hubs he mentioned ? So basically i should get everything else besides the hubs and it will work ?
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I would get a usb hub and test it.

I have no idea if the DVR will like them or not.

Have him measure. People are awful at estimating distances.
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