This USB Extender uses a pair of conversion units, joined by a standard CAT5 cable, to
run USB 1.1 up to 150 feet. By transferring data over low-cost ethernet wire, you
can easily access devices at much longer lengths than before. On its own, USB will
start failing in as few as 15 feet; over CAT5, you've got ten times that.
Due to the limitations of CAT5 wire, this
product will only transfer at USB 1.1 speeds,
rather than the high-speed USB 2.0. That makes
this product a suitable adaptor for keyboards,
mice, cameras, and other low-bandwidth devices.
This product is not recommended for hard disks or optical
devices, which rely on the transfer speeds of at least USB 2.0 to
be considered useful.