Maximum cable length for USB?

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davidch805

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Hello all,

We are troubleshooting a system in which our keyboard (PS2) has just stopped working. It is not the keyboard as it works on another system. We thought we had it narrowed down to cable failure for when we plugged in another keyboard it worked.

On this particular system we have to have the monitor setup across the room and we run the cables under the floor. Today we replaced the PS2 cable and it still doesn't work.

It's too far for Bluetooth and Wireless so now we are thinking of trying a USB Keyboard and cable. So my question is what is the maximum length for a USB cable to still work?

Thanks
David
 

JohnWill

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I've used keyboard extenders a long time ago, and we ran them several hundred feet from the computers. It's possible, though as Chuck has stated, they're kinda' expensive. :)
 
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