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CCluvler

USB Cable Not Recognised?

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Hello,

 

I got a 10 metre USB 2.0 cable for my printer and i hae connected it to my computer running Windows XP. It says that the USB is an unknown device. I think i might need some sort of driver but that seems odd for a simple USB cable.

 

Info for USB Cable:

USB 2.0

10 Metres

Male A - Female B

 

Thanks for any help,

CCluvler :)

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According to this the maximum is 5 meters without a hub:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Maximum_useful_distance

 

Was the cable custom made?

 

Environmental noise and proximity to household wiring will impede performance.

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Was the cable custom made?

 

Nope.

 

I looked at one of these 5m Activ Extension which apperently can boost your usb signal to more than 5m but do they really work?

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