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It is Wise to Get USB Extension Cables

It is Wise to Get USB Extension Cables

  • December 5,2018.

With USB extension cables so affordable that it's a wonder why there aren’t more people buying them since they're so useful. Think of a time you had to do something on your computer that could have been easier with an USB Extension Cable. Maybe it was a time at home when you had to print something but you had to carry your printer over to you personal computer to do so.


It seems that whenever you buy a peripheral such as a scanner or printer it comes with a USB cable that is too short. Most devices come equipped with a cable that is merely a few feet long which makes it rather restrictive when connecting devices to your computer. It also means that you have a rather cluttered desk with most of your devices needing to be close by.


You can buy High Speed USB Cable from any electronics store and even most decent supermarkets these days and they cost from as little as $5. Generally you will find them around 9 feet long but they are available in longer lengths. This makes it much more practical when using things like printers and scanners, especially when they are being shared by other computers.


USB Extension Cable

If you have several computers sharing devices you may want to consider setting up a network. But generally it isn't really necessary for a household. An office would certainly benefit from a local network. With a host in place and other computers and devices connected via a hub, computers can share information and devices without having to move them around.


In most cases Ethernet or USB to RS232 Cable will be used for connecting devices to the main hub or host as offices can be very large. Because of Windows plug and play feature, you will find it incredibly easy to set up printers and other devices. Configuring devices takes little time since you will only need to setup the host computer from which all the other computers communicate with.


USB extension cables require no external power to operate and connect in real time. If you look around, you'll see that everything from cameras, external drives, web cams and VoIP phones are connected using USB, so it makes sense to have a spare cable in case one goes amiss. While the future looks in favor of wireless technology and communication, it will be many years when this becomes standard and takes over the use of cables.


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