USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit

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Product Features

• Extends a USB 1.1 signal up to 150ft over category cables
• Allows for flexible positioning of USB peripherals
• Small form factor reduces installation clutter
• Kit includes both the transmitter and receiver units

(1) USB-A Male

(1) USB-A Female


Product Description

Conquer USB length limitations, and put your USB devices where you want them with our USB superbooster. This pocket-sized device extends the distance of a USB device to a host computer up to 150 feet so you can place your USB camera, printer, web cam, keyboard/mouse extension, or any other USB device exactly where you want it! This booster is powerful yet simple, with no drivers to install or special software required so it's compatible with any computer that supports USB.

This plug-and-play device consists of a base unit and a remote unit connected together by a standard Cat5, Cat5E, or Cat6 network cable (not included). Simply connect your cables to your device; then connect to your computer and USB peripheral and you're up and running. Bus-powered, it requires no external power source. Instead, the superbooster has internal DC power conditioning circuits to maintain the proper voltage to the remote device so no external power is required for either the base or remote units. Compliant with USB Specification 1.1.

Please Note: The power demands of devices such as external drives and USB hubs may require the use of external power for proper operation. Please consult with your device manual or manufacturer for details. During installation, do not connect the transmitter to the PC until all other connections in the system have been made. The other connections in this system would include the Cat5e/6 cable between the transmitter and receiver, a USB hub placed at the receiver or any other USB device that would be connected to the receiver. Connecting the transmitter to the computer without first making other connections may result in damage to the Superbooster.

Note: If the USB signal is being extended to support an interactive whiteboard, then we recommend using our product 29338. For more information about this recommendation, read our application bulletin.

Base Connectors: One USB Type A Male and One RJ45 Female
Remote Connectors: One USB Type A Female and One RJ45 Female

When making any changes to the setup, follow these steps:
1. Disconnect the USB Superbooster transmitter from the computer.
2. Make any Superbooster system changes*
3. Ensure that the USB device is connected to the receiver and the Cat5 cable to both the transmitter and receiver before connecting the transmitter to the computer.
4. Connect the USB Superbooster transmitter to the computer.
*Note: Changes may include: swapping out boosters, troubleshooting any cable issues, etc.


•Download the manual from the Support tab
•Download a PDF with the technical specifications of this product on the Support tab or view the technical specifications of this product on the Specs tab

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Product Specifications

Color : Black
UPC : 757120293415
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : Cables To Go
Weight : 0.410 LB

•Download a PDF with the technical specifications of this product on the Support tab

USB Specifications

• Maximum extension distance: 150ft
• USB specification: USB 1.1
• USB transfer rates supported: Full Speed - 12Mbps, Low Speed - 1.5Mbps

Category Cable Requirements

• Category cables supported - Cat5, Cat5E, Cat6
• Cable pinouts supported - T568B - Recommended, T568A

Physical Characteristics

Transmitter
• USB connector - USB A Male
• Data connector - RJ45 Female
• Dimensions - 54.35 x 25.4 x 37.85mm
• Cable length - 13.00in

Receiver
• USB connector - USB A Female
• Data connector - RJ45 Female
• Dimensions - 54.35 x 25.4 x 37.85mm

When making any changes to the setup, follow these steps:
1. Disconnect the USB Superbooster transmitter from the computer.
2. Make any Superbooster system changes*
3. Ensure that the USB device is connected to the receiver and the Cat5 cable to both the transmitter and receiver before connecting the transmitter to the computer.
4. Connect the USB Superbooster transmitter to the computer.
*Note: Changes may include: swapping out boosters, troubleshooting any cable issues, etc.


Product Uses

Application Diagram

Diagram above shows how one input such as the PC can connect to the base unit which distributes the signal to the remote unit that then can connect to an output such as the USB Hub.


Product Support

Downloads

• Download the manual
• Download the technical specifications

Customer Reviews

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C2GUSB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit
 
4.2

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (14)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Fast (9)
  • Small (7)
  • Highly compatible (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer equipment (5)
    • Desktop (4)
    • Small networks (4)
    • Home (3)
    • Rack mounted (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (9), Quality oriented (7), Low bandwidth user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (21), Personal (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Extender does just what I needed

    I bought three of these extender sets to attach digital whiteboards to the teachers' computers in my childrens' school. The teachers' desks weren't close enough to the boards to connect directly via...Read complete review

    I bought three of these extender sets to attach digital whiteboards to the teachers' computers in my childrens' school. The teachers' desks weren't close enough to the boards to connect directly via USB. We had existing conduit through which to run Cat 5E cable, so I installed the cable, crimped the connectors and off we went.The main hangup was that some of my original crimp connectors weren't done well. Once I got that sorted, the USB Superbooster Extenders worked flawlessly.These are still a little pricey at [$]per set, but since they do the job with no loss of signal, and there wasn't anything else I could get that could come close to this price, I am quite satisfied with these.Overall, they are a great product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad, does what it says

    It works most of the time, it does not handle multiple USB devices at once. It is only USB 1.0

    It works most of the time, it does not handle multiple USB devices at once. It is only USB 1.0

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    5.0

    Works as described- Good Service

    By Allan

    from USA & Abroad

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit:

        Using to boost signals for smartboard hardware, works as described. The booster saved replacing the hardware. Good service from C2G. Will use them again.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        4.0

        Superbooster works Great!

        By Ric the instructor

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Reliable
        • Small

        Cons

        • Cable too long

        Best Uses

        • Class room

        Comments about USB 1.1 Superbooster Extender with 150ft Cat5E Cable:

        I use this product in a teaching setting to allow me to interface with the engine and bring the data into the classroom.

        Everything works great, I only need 75 feet of cable so the cable is too long and is a lot to handle. Otherwise a great product.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        1.0

        Flakey at Best

        By Matt in the Hat

        from Plymouth, MI

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Land Fill

        Comments about USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit:

        Flakey, intermittent. The pins get stuck down and have to be popped back into there slots on the RJ45 connectors. Do not buy this unless you like loosing connection to your computer.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The USB Superbooster is a cut above

        By joeboo

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Reliable
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment
          • High-End Equipment
          • Networking

          Comments about USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit:

          We tried another brand (slightly lowered price), but it did not perform. After searching for solutions we noticed that most products ONLY recommend this USB extender for use with their product. So we ordered it - BANG! Worked perfectly right away. Since then we have not wasted our time with any other brands. This one is flawless. Thanks!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          4.0

          Good product.

          By none

          from TEXAS

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable construction
          • Highly Compatible
          • Strong Connection Points

          Cons

          • No Performance Gain

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about USB 1.1 Superbooster Extender with 150ft Cat5E Cable:

          I have used it on computer and tv connections. It works on the newer tv sets alot better. I have mostly older tv.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          • USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit

            Q:

            Does this extender support isochronous data transfer?
            Asked on 3/12/2015 by Anonymous

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            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Product 29341 does not support isochronous data transfer.

              Answered on 3/12/2015 by Sean from C2G
          • USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit

            Q:

            Will this charge an iPhone or and iPad?
            Asked on 8/16/2013 by Neil from New Jersey

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            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              We would not recommend using this to charge an iPhone or iPad.

              Answered on 8/20/2013 by Steve from C2G
          • USB 1.1 Superbooster Extender with 150ft Cat5E Cable

            Q:

            Are there com port drivers for this device and if so where can I find them?
            Asked on 8/14/2013 by Ken

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            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              There are no com port drivers for the USB Superbooster.

              Answered on 8/15/2013 by Michael from C2G
          • USB 1.1 Over Cat5 Superbooster Extender Dongle Kit

            Q:

            Does it provide isolation between the receiver and the transmitter?
            Asked on 10/29/2012 by Mike

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              A:

              It does not provide isolation between transmitter and receiver.

              Answered on 11/4/2012 by Steve from C2G
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