Do you have a USB device such as a printer that is further away from the computer then the cable will reach? The maximum supported length of a USB cable is 5 meters according to the specification for this technolog.
Below are some products that may be able help you overcome this limitation.
- Active USB extender (a USB extension cable with a built-in repeater), check out the: 32 ft / 10 meter Premium Active USB 2.0 Extender / Repeater / Extension Cable with Built-in signal booster chips
- If the USB device has its own power source (e.g. a USB printer), try using a pair of USB-to-CAT5 adapters and CAT5 cabling: USB over Cat5/5e/6 Extension Cable RJ45 Adapter Set
Note: A USB-to-Cat5 cable conversion can go up to about 150 feet (about 50 meters). Longer runs (greater then 150 feet) can cause USB 2.0 (480 Mbps data transfer rate) to throttle down to USB 1.1 (11 Mbps).
- For longer cable run over CAT5/6 cable try the following product: USB 2.0 Ranger Single port Cat5 Extender 100 Meters