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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
easy to use, only needs 4 wires, USB 1.1 speeds – USB-over-RJ45 USB Cable Power Amplified Extension Adapters - Extends USB Upto 45 Meters (Pair) Reviews

posted by rds100 on 04/16/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- Very easy to use. Really nothing complicated here.
- Has small LEDs on both devices which show that they are powered.
- Only needs 4 wires (2 pairs) of the UTP cable to work - wires 1-2 and 3-6
Cons:
- The LEDs are behind some not very transparent plastic so not very bright.
- No USB 2.0 speed (480 mbit), only USB 1.1 speed. This is not a problem for keyboards, mice, probably for standart VGA USB cameras too. Don't expect high trhoughput if you connect USB flash drives though.
Other:
- Don't expect this to show as a USB device, it doesn't work that way. It is not like the USB-HUB extenders.
- Don't try a crossover ethernet cable!
- Would be nice if it had a connector for external power on the remote end.
Bottomline:
Nice, small, not expensive. Would be even better if it supported USB 2.0 speed, but...

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