Long Extension Cables
Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:15 AM
I don't have a problem using the IR DVD remote from all locations (with IR repeaters), but I have not come up with a solution for using wireless controllers at every location.
I have several Logitech wireless controllers, but their range seems to only be about 20 feet through walls. If I had an extension (up to 30 ft would be good), I could pull it through walls to desired locations and plug the RF receivers where I need them... and just keep the controller in those rooms.
The only extensions that I have come across are 6' long. Are there longer ones? Any other solutions? I have seen RF wireless keyboard extensions that can extend over 100' using CAT5 cable and a plugged in receiver at the destination.
Thanks for any input.
Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:27 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:34 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:36 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 05:01 PM
First, get 2 XBOX-PC USB adapter:
Plug one into the XBOX. Then connect an active USB repeater or 2 (up to 80'):
Then connect the second XBOX-PC adapter, and hook the RF receiver up to it.
Posted 22 July 2005 - 05:25 PM
Posted 24 July 2005 - 12:47 AM
Would a USB 1.1 extension work?
This one is USB 1.1, and uses CAT5 cable inbetween... up to 150'
Otherwise, I would have to "stack" 16' USB 2.0 extensions.
And does anyone have a link to DIY XBOX-PC USB adapter cable instructions? I would need to make 1 with an XBOX male to USB female, and 1 with a USB male to XBOX female.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:45 AM
Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:42 AM
Posted 24 July 2005 - 03:11 AM
Standerd USB can be used at a MAX of 100ft, I may be wrong but I belive it is around 100'. Also, USB doesn't stop working at 6'-10', even the xbox's USB; the M$ controllers have a 9' cable. I have used a 30' USB for a printer, but it should be the same for the xbox.
Edited by xzphatboizx69, 24 July 2005 - 03:12 AM.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:59 PM
Actually, the USB specd max cable length is 5 meters (just over 15 ft.) If you go longer than that, you should have some kind of active device in the middle to repeat the signal. A cable may work longer than that, but it may or may not be reliable.
Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:42 PM
I should be able to plug my modified wireless receiver into any LAN outlet in the house and be able to use the XBOX.
I'll let you know how it goes... ordered the extender today.
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