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USB extension cable performance?

Q: USB extension cable performance?

I'm not quite sure that this is in the right section, but here goes anyway:

SO, quite simply is: Does the quality of the USB extension cable affect the performance of the device you're using it with?

For example, if I am using a Wi-Fi dongle, and using a USB extension cable to position it in a higher gain area, would using a 50p cable from eBay yield the same performance as say a more expensive/ higher grade Gold plated one?

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A: USB extension cable performance?

You should be fine pal ... allot of the adapters come with a USB extension lead

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Hi to all,
just a quicky, is there such a thing as a, usb extension cable ?
I've never seen one, but I would have thought that someone will have manufactured one ??

let me know, thanks.

ps, in case your wondering, its to move my webcam further away ( frightend in case i crack the lens )
 

A:usb extension cable ???

here ya go, USB 2.0 cables are needed to get the most out of a USB 2.0 port, kinda spendy
 

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Ok, I have a USB extension cable-- but, irony ahoy, it's too short. Can I cut in half and then splice it to make it longer-- and will just any old wire work for this?

And if so, I have another question- if I have two USB A to B cables can i cut them both and half and combine the parts to make a USB A to A cable? Like if I wanted to put both ends of into seperate USB ports?

Thanks!
 

A:USB extension cable--

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Computer off. Un-hooked cable to my monitor. Hooked up VGA extension cord to monitor cable with other end of extension cord hooked up to my big screen projection tv.
Turned on tv and computer. Windows XP logo with working bar graph shows on tv screen. When that finishes and I should be able to log on the only thing that shows on the tv screen is a blank blue screen.
WHY? Thanks.

A:VGA Extension Cable

It is possible that your video card does not support the resolution your TV is set to, or vice-versa.

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Not sure which cable extension it would be. I have 1 x 4+4 pins ATX 12V/EPS 12V connector on my psu. I need to extend these two 4 pins to connect to the motherboard 8 pin so my cable management is a bit better. Not sure what extension would work with it.

Newegg.com - 1ST PC CORP. Model CB-4M-8F 12" 8-pin/P4+P4-pin EPS female converted from molex 4-pin male Cable

Newegg.com - 1ST PC CORP. Model CB-8M-8F 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable

Here's my power supply if you need to take a look at it to help find the extension.

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

A:Need a cable extension

I didn't realize an extension was that hard to find, but I'm not sure which.

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I recently brought a 15m usb active extension cable, I tried to run a blue snowball ice microphone to my computer with it. When I plug it into my computer it receives power but the computer won't detect it's there. There is a repeater in the middle of the cabel (7.5m), is there any way to make it so the computer will detect it's there? Thanks, would appreciate any help!
 

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A few days ago I saw a computer in a Popular Mechanics that was build into a desk. This computer's GPU was connected with a pci-e extension cable. Now, I don't see such cables in the shops here. So, does such a cable really exist? And if they do exist, how effective are they?
 

A:PCI-e extension cable? ? ?

There are extenders for all kinds of things out there... I've never used one, never needed to. When you're building a PC into desks or anything else, it's always a good idea to plan for airflow, cooling, etc.

Extenders
LitITX - This page is based in the UK, but it does tell you they're out there.
 

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Is it possible to extend a RJ45 CrossOver Cable, using an old serial cable?
- Yes both cables have the same amount of wires.

Because I'm having problems with my internet access, could I please get you to reply to:

[email protected]
Thanks.
 

A:RJ45 Cable Extension

see if this helps

http://www.netspec.com/helpdesk/wiredoc.html
Google search list

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=RJ45+crossover+network+cabling

Couldn't e-mail this to you thru the forum cause you elected no e-mail be sent to you.
 

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Hi i just got a new 10m extension cable for my printer it is plug and play and windows installed the driver no problem, but i keep losing my internet connection it is saying server not found and i was not having this problem until i fittted the cable so i am guesing the cable is the cause but i didn't think that an extension would cause this problem any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Usb 2.0 active extension cable

i assume you have tried it again without the cable and it worked again?

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The USB-C cable coming from the dock is kind of short.  I  was wondering if anyone has any luck getting a USB-C extension cable to work with the WD15.
Thanks

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I am trying to use a USB Extension Cable that is a Type A-A/M-F Cable. Each time I plug a device to the cable, I get a message that says USB device not recognized. I have tried plugging in a flash drive as well as a digital camera and nothing seems to work. Is there a driver that will allow this cable to be recognized that I'm not finding? Please help!
 

A:USB Extension Cable not recognized

No, no driver. You may wish to return the cable for a different one or try a powered USB hub instead of a simple extension.
 

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I need to extend my usb cable and I can get 15 foot extension cables.
What will happen when I plug my usb device that has its own 5 foot cable into the 15 foot cable?
Will it fail? USB is limited to 5 meters?

I have 3 usb devices. GPS, Keyboard, Mouse to plug in. Each would have its own usb extension 15 foot cable.

If that wont work, what about using a powered hub?

A:usb 2.0 extension cable length

A very quick google search came up with this statement:






If you are using a regular cable (max length of 5 meters for 2.0 and max length of 3 meters for 3.0/3.1) with an active cable, then the maximum length for USB 2.0 is 25 meters(about 82 feet) and the maximum recommended length for USB 3.0/3.1 is 15 meters (about 49 feet).

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Please Help Me ……..?

When I connect a USB 2.0 extension cable - M/F. 1.5 Meter Extension cable A-A
My computer Prompts as
Pen Drive Not Recognized
Memory Card Reader Not Recognized
Web Camera - Working Normally
Bluetooth dongle Working Normally

And

When I Connect A four Port hub
I Can use only 1 Hub at a time and the other 3 Hub are Not Recognized.

i use Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

What Should I Do to over come this Problem..?
Will internal USB Card over come this Problem .......?
 

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I have a USB Extension Cable (36") connected to the back of my PC. Today, I want to sync my new Fitbit with my PC. Proceeding, I ejected an 8gig flash stick from the USB cable, and removed it. Then, I connected the Fitbit Charging Cable to the USB Extension Cable and found my cursor has disappeared. I tested other flash sticks and they produce the same sympton: Cursor disappears. However, when I reconnect the just-separated stick the cursor returns to a full-function state. Any trouble-shooting tips? Thank you.
 

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I want a longer cable for my PC's power supply but I'm not sure what kind of extension I should purchase in order to do so. I would rather just purchase the same kind of cable that came with my PSU (only longer of course) oppose to using a extension cord. Can anyone offer any advice as to what kind of cord I could use?
Thanks.

A:Extension Cable for Power Supply

Believe standard on most PSU are about 5-6' . I would not use an extension cord. Of course plug into a surge protector, try get a quality one, not cheap one.

I have bought from this company before, have many sizes in feet, good quality. can't be beat in prices. Power Cords w/ 3 Conductor PC Power Connector - Monoprice.com Google around, many other sellers on internet, never beat there prices though.

18AWG should be fine, but can go for thicker if you like 16AWG

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So the cord on my headphones is too short to reach the back of my computer so I decided to buy an extension cable. I checked the specs on my headphones and the extension cable and it said that they both used 3.5 mm.

So I get the extension cable and it doesn't work, the headphone jack wont fully connect to the extension cable. I'm not really sure what the problem is so I was wondering if anyone could take a look at the two products and see if there is something I am missing or if I bought the wrong type of cord or something.

Headphones
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826626012

Ext. Cable
http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-404...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1318658732&sr=1-1
 

A:Headphone Extension Cable Problem

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Is it possible to use a USB-C extension cable with the DA200 Adapter? I haven't got much room on my desk so I'd like to move this to behind my monitors. I've tried with the one USB-C extension cable already and this hasn't worked so I was wondering whether I need a particular type?

A:Dell DA200 - Extension cable?

You'd need a USB-C cable that supported at least USB 3.1 Gen 1 traffic, maybe even 3.1 Gen 2.  I would get the latter just to be safe, although that will limit your maximum cable length. Some USB-C extension cables only support USB 2.0 because they're primarily intended to be used for charging and maybe some data transfer where bandwidth isn't as much of a priority, but such cables will not only slow down the USB and Ethernet connections on the DA200 (if they worked at all), but they would also lack the necessary wires to carry display traffic, which uses the USB 3.1 wires.  For gory details on the vast variations of USB-C and Thunderbolt cables, check out my post here: en.community.dell.com/.../20017817

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Hello,

I have a small indoor TV antenna that works very well, and I want to find out if I can set it up in my attic and run the signal to more than one location with a splitter. The coaxial cable that comes out of the antenna is much thinner than standard RG6 (about 1/8" dia.), and I'm not sure if I can attach that thin cable to a splitter and then run RG6 cables out of the splitter.

Do you know what that thin coax is called, and whether it would be better to stick with that kind of cable throughout the cable runs?

Thank you!
 

A:Thin Coaxial Cable Extension

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I've just bought a Freecom 500GB Toughdrive. It is brand new and I have not yet transfered any data on to it.

I'm running Windows 7 64bit on an Abit AN8 Ultra mainboard.

When I plug in the tough drive using the integrated usb cable (on my USB 1.1 or my USB 2.0 interfaces) the device seems to function normally and I can mount and access the drive. Neat.

However, if I then use the male > female extension cable, the light on drive comes on but the drive will not mount. I know that your thinking - this would suggest a faulty cable. Unfortunately not, since my 2 other usb extension cables which I know work, do not work with this drive. In addition, I have tested the drive and its extension cable on an XP SP3 laptop and it does work. I also tried the drive with cable on my win7 64 laptop and it worked - tho earlier it did not work. Power issue? I dont think so since its not a USB hub - its a straight male > female extension cable.

Please provide some explanation, as I am stumped. I can use the device, but it's a pain in the neck that I cant use an extension cable since my USB 2.0 ports are at the back of my computer and very difficult to access.

Thanks.

A:Inexplicable USB extension cable problem

No explanation, just a suggestion...get a USB hub that you can plug into the back, and that will give you easy access without having to go back there each time.

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Am I posting in wrong forum? I'll try not to make new threads but I've
been searching for a while now, it's hard to browse the pages and I'm
in hurry because my comp might die any second!! Do you know any
Swedish forum similar to techspot? Well, I'm Swedish

I still have a AGP system and the day before yesterday the comp didn't start
because it said I haven't connected the Power extension cable!!! I tried over
and over again but it was the same. I opened the comp and reconnected all
cables even if all seemed alright. The comp worked another day...

Yesterday evening it happened again. This time in Windows XP. The screen
started to flicker and a warning message said some ATI driver was missing.
But it was because of the Power extension cable again. I reconnected all
the cables but the comp still claimed about the Power extension cable
over and over again. I gaved up and went to bed. Hopeless.

In the morning (today) I unplugged all extra stuff like sensors and leeds for the
case and I replaced the cables so there was no other stuff on the same cable.
Well... then the comp didn't start because the CPU was unworkable!!! "check
CPU soft menu"... Ok, but I saw nothing wrong in there and PC health looked
good. But the CPU was still unworkable. Back to the CPU soft menu I saw
nothing wrong except I knew that I changed it for many months ago because
I didn't want it to be overclocked. It w... Read more

A:Power extension cable issue

might be the monitor

No replies :/
Ok... Actually I've had no problem since I changed the settings in BIOS
and it's very weird. I've still bought a new power supplie, a Hiper 580W.
I'll install it later I hope it's good ...and quiet enough. The first step in
the upgrade process :dead:

Why I couldn't start my comp and why it said the power extension
cable wasn't connected... Here's what I think, even I'm not a pro.
Sometimes I switched off my old Nokia monitor while the comp was
working a long time during defrag, virus scan and more, because I
thought it will decrease the lifetime and because the screensaver
didn't always work as it should. I think something happend to the
BIOS because the monitor wasn't on... ​
 

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The cord on my keyboard is to short so I'm looking for an extension.

I have a Microsoft keyboard, does this mean I need to buy a special extension cable for this keyboard or can I just go to ebay or where ever and buy any old kind?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Question: Keyboard Extension Cable

Any extension cable will do as long as it fits. Your local computer store would have one or most electronics stores that have computer parts and accessories. Radio Shack also has them.
 

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i have a 15m usb extension cable and i need to run more than one device from it.

At the moment i can only run one thing, a mouse.

I also have a usb hub, from tescos and i was going to use it to connect multiple devices to the one usb cable/port.

I tried doing this but it although the light on the port came on none of the devices plugged in worked or showed and lights or signs at at all?? but the hub works fine when plugged into the computer with no extension.

i tried plugging in a keyboard in individually too, instead of the the mouse and it didn't work, so at the moment i can only run a mouse from that port??

I think it maybe to do with the lack of power from the one port but i am not sure. On the 4 port hub i have it does have a 5v power socket too(to allow more powerful device to run off it) but i don't have a power cable for it.

Will getting the power cable help me?

Anyone else had this problem?

A:usb extension cable or power issues?

15m are you sure? (may be 1.5m)

Is the cable USB 1 or USB 2?

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Hi, guys! I am not sure what to buy!

I have a Dell 19" monitor. I dunno what kind it is. Flat screen.
But I just bought an ASUS VH238 23-inch.
Now, I want to do the dual-monitor thing, but I want the 23-inch to have a nice long cord... 6 or 8 feet.
Let me know if I'm out of my mind.
I also need the splitter.

Can anyone provide (no Ebay please) links to appropriate cables--both splitter and extender?
Or am I just being a big baby?
I don't want to buy crap, but don't want to spend a lot either.
Help!
And thanks!
 

A:Split Monitor Cable & Extension

Do you want to see the same thing on both monitors or two separate things? A splitter will only show you the same thing on both screens, including the same resolution. If you want to see two different things on each monitor then you will need a video card that has two outputs.

A 6 or 8 ft cable isn't much of a problem. But the cable type may depend on what video card or integrated graphics you have and what outputs are present, many(most actually) new systems support dual outputs, just check the back of the PC or post the specs/info on your computer.
 

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Hello to everyone

As i'm new to this forum, as welcome note i have problem to present.

Before few months i bought 2 USB extension cables for my mouse and keyboard.
They are about meter and half long, and in that time i did not have any problems with them, until last night.
In one moment i unplugged keyboard from USB extension cable and after that after i plugged it again, the keyboard did not work, not any kind of message or sound after you plug in something to usb port. So i tried plugging in mouse in same extension cable and mouse worked, but after switching keyboard to another ext.cable it did not work again.
Only way for keyboard to work is to plug it in directly to PC.
I tried uninstalling USB drivers so let windows install them automatically, but same nothing happen, only mouse is working ... :S its weird, don't know what to do as booth extension cables are obviously working. Tested with mouse. Keyboard is working as i said before i tested it plugging in directly. Never seen this kind of problem.


Help appreciated

A:Extension cable / keyboard problem !

When you unplugged the usb cable (key board), was the PC powered on? Sometimes doing so can cause such issues as you are experiencing. Generally a reboot will set things wright.

What does it look like in the device manager, are there any yellow triangles?

Have you tried using different usb ports with the extension cable?

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Hi,

I am looking for your help,

I have Microsoft Lifecam VX-5500 (WebCam)

I want to adjust this cam on my roof. The distance of my computer to roof is approximately 40 feet.

I have 40 feet long USB extension cable but it doesn't work because of USB power supply problem.
( I also know the usb support 16.5Feet long extension cable)
Can anybody help me out that how can i connect with my Cam which is fixed in my roof?

I wanna use this cam as a security cam.

A:How to use 40 feet long extension cable with Webcam?

Is that your actual cable or just a picture you found?

You need a repeater with an active cable to travel that length without any losses.

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I just got my Thinkpad X1 carbon 5th gen. Almost everything works fine, but the ethernet extension cable does not work. I can see the network adapter in the network connections, but it says that the network cable is removed I just pluged in the ethernet extension cable and connected it with the LAN. But the adapters LEDs do not blink. They just do nothing. So I tried the same LAN cable with an USB 3.0 ethernet adapter and it works. The device manager does not show any hardware or driver problems. What am I doing wrong? Is there a bios options that must be enabled or any other way to enable it?  

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I've tried various things and I'm unable to get a picture using my laptop on my Mitsubishi tv. I have VGA PC monitor replacement cable that I've hooked up to my laptop and the VGA port on the back of my tv. I've set the device on my tv to a 'VGA' device. On my laptop I've set the display to extend the desktop on my computer.
I've tried various resolutions and hertz (normally setting to 60mhz) but to no avail. I still get a black screen. I have no idea why this is not working.
Can someone help me out please. Oh by the way, when my tv is on, sometimes, I receive a warning to set my screen saver. But, I can't get anything to show up on the tv from my laptop.

A:Problems connecting Sony to Mitsubishi HD TV via VGA extension cable

Do you have your display setting for the monitor set to the second monitor.

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I've got (several) excellent computer cases, and a tight-fit on a PC system desk setup.

(Typical) problem is: most all the PC "connections" to it are on the "back" & on the expansion slot panel.?! (all jacks & connectors are Ind. standard)

As you've probably figured out from my long Title above - I don't know what these extension arrays are actually called. I have seen them, (usually threaded inside the PC case from the back or Mobo, to the front).

Not knowing the 'correct'omundo name for these things has made googling for'um a lot harder. What i'd like is to 'extend' the connections for (at least) all my Graphics card Audio in/out jacks - and rear USB connections up to the front of the machine (where they should be on all machines in the first place)!

Actually. Other than things like the NIC card and A/C, I'd just as soon move "all" the "user access" connectors up front, to the top, the side, where ever they would be actually "accessable" .

I'm just tired of having to stand on my head - with a flash light in hand - tangled in wires that i'm not looking for - i'm sure lots of you have been there .

Any ideas where I can find these things, (or a correct NAME for um)? I'll buy them individually (if i have to), or a 'harness' with all the extended connections on it would be Ok with me.

Video connections extended up front might also b... Read more

A:PC case (expansion slot) extension cable array

Usually,newer motherboards have extra headers for connecting
the front panel connections.
Afraid graphics and network usually don't have header extensions,
but something like this can get audio/usb firewire up front.
You need to find one to match the headers.
USB is standard but audio can be standard or HD.
http://cgi.ebay.com/5-25-Multi-Func...in_0?hash=item3ef7fd3242&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
 

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The design of the Dell TB15's cable is really poor. The cable is hardwired on the docking station on the left side of the unit, which is same side the thunderbolt port is on the XPS15 9550. This gives you very little options on where to put the dock, since the cable is so short.
Has anyone found an TB3 extension cable that their using?
I'd really like to move the docking station away from where I keep my laptop. If I could find a 10' cable for the docking station, that would be perfect.
However, I'm not finding much in the way of female/male cables. I'm pretty sure I'd need an TB "active" cable.
Has anyone seen an extension cable that would work?
Thanks!
-Dan

A:Extension cable for Dell TB15 docking station?

I asked this same question some time ago. It turns out that the TB15 cable is replaceable and the process is shown in the doc for it. Which would certainly indicate that they plan on having other lengths available at some point as the inside connector looks like some custom connector. That said, technically there is apparently a limitation on the cable length, I believe it is less than 3 feet. I have not found any ThunderBolt 3 extension cables.

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My problem is that I Have a wireless adapter hooked onto the end of 2 usb extension cables that have their own power supply, so its not a problem of range. I've had it set up like this for two months, where the wireless adapter was set on the end of the 2 usb extension cables, and it worked just fine.

USB extension cables
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...oductId=2991227

I have a Linksys Wireless A/G USB Network Adapter

http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WUSB54G-Wire...r/dp/B00009X6PH

Now suddenly I wake up one morning to find the message "USB Device not recognized." This only happens when I have the wireless adapter plugged into the two cables. I have tried plugging it into each of the different cables seperately, and it wont work on either cable, as well as working off the end of both cables. When I just plug it in straight into the computer it works fine. Any other USB device I plug into these cables works fine, weather it be a webcam etc. Just the combo of my Wireless adapter and my extension cables doesn't work. What do I do? But yeah if I have to buy something so be it, I'm just not sure whats wrong in this case. I've tried the most obvious means of solving the problem, simply restarting the computer, unplugging the device and plugging it back in etc. I've tried reinstalling the drivers on both the cables and the device, nothing seems to work. I don't understand it at all.

Thanks,
Acton
 

A:Wireless Internet Adapter not recognized when plugged into USB extension cable.

I have found that the wireless card I have will not work if it is connected to an extension, even a very short one will not work with it (I am talking a 3" one)
 

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Hi guys,

I've been rearranging my workspace, and tried to connect my monitor (viewsonic 19in flat screen) with an extension svga cable. The machine powers on and I get a display, but the optimal viewing resolution (the monitor has a little popup message that says 1440x900) is not available as an option when I go into display settings.
When I look in device manager, the monitor is listed as a generic plug/play device. Do I need to manually install a driver from teh manufacturer? Previously, when just plugging the monitor directly to the machine with no cable the display looked fine, but now it doesn't look as good.

thanks,
bp
 

A:monitor detected as standard plug and play when connected with extension cable

You'd be better of with a long high quality cable then using an extension.

Yes, install the drivers from the manufactures website. These will help your GPU set the correct resolution.
 

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HI Guys

im trying to get HD stuff to stream and its jerky as hell so, in order to rule out the network I dropped back to a x-over ethernet cable with the server direct to a device (I tried a laptop and a HD media player). However, this was still jerky. So, next step, I put a free FTP server on the server and then tried to connect via FTP and copy over the file. The best I could get was 11meg a second.

For the life of me, in my simple view of things, all seems good so, I thought i'd ask the experts for tips. Please take a quick look at the specs below and see if you can see why I'm only getting 11meg and im open to suggestions!

Desktop(Ftp server)->x-over->Laptop(Ftp client) = 11meg a second
Desktop(Ftp server)->homeplug(bedroom)->Laptop(Ftp client) = 4meg a second

Ouch. So none of these are particuly good considering the direct connection with nothing in the middle.


The PC's specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @3.00
Ram 4gb
Vista Home Premium 64
Boot disks SATA1: 2xWD Raptors (stripe)
Storage SATA2: 2x Hitachi 1TB disks (stripe)

Important bit?:
Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8056 Ethernet Controller
Settings below, any ideas?

Flow control - TX/RX EnabledInterrupt Moderation - EnabledIPv4 Checksum Rx EnabledJumbo Packet - 1514 (smallest option, cant disable)Large Send Offload (IPv4) - DisabledMax IRQ per sec - 10,000Priority & VLAN - Priority and VLAN DisabledReceive Buffers - 512Speed & Duplex - Auto-Negotiation (tried forcing 100/full)TCP Checksum Off... Read more

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Hey all I was thinking on getting xbox live and my room is down the hall from the office so what i wanted to do is get some cheap cat5e solid cable and run it under the carpet and what not to conceal it and someone told me that solid is really only good for behind walls and the like. Could i do this without a HUGE performance drop.
 

A:Will using solid cable drop performance

Cat 5 cable is good for 100 meters before there's a performance drop.
 

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If it does how could I find the one for my laptop on the HP website, regret not getting one replaced when it was under warranty now I have an universal one and it feels like the cable might be to issue for performance.

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I never noticed before but my pc desktop is crap, especially the cables and wiring, can this interfere with my computer or am i just being paranoid?

A:Bad cable and wire arrangement interfer with pc performance?

Definitely paranoid

If the computer is working then the cabling is not causing a problem. Just check to make sure everything is firmly seated.

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I'm currently getting extremely low power on the downstream ( -1.6 dBmV) but I have a pretty good SNR (39.1 dB). The main problem I have with my computer is that streaming video gets constant buffering at times and sometimes downloads degrade over time (start out fast then get slower sometimes down to almost nothing). I have went wired, wireless, with router and without yet the same thing happens. I swapped modems with my sister who lives on the same street and has the same service and it doesnt affect anything either.

Here are her modem signals compared to mine:

Hers
Downstream
SNR 33.2dB
Power Lvl -11.8dBmV
Upstream
Power Lvl 54.5dBmV

Mine
Downstream
SNR 39.0 dB
Power Lvl-2.0 dBmV
Upstream
Power 50.0 dBmV

here is my speed and ping test results:

With results like that it looks like everything is fine, I cant put my finger on the problem. Could it be soemthing outside at the pole?
 

A:Solved: low power downstream on cable modem - could that affect performance

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Maximum length for usb 2.0 is 5 meters. = 16.4 feet

If I get a usb 2.0 extension cable of 15 feet and plug in this 3.0 powered hub with its supplied 1.5 foot cable, will it fail to work?
Scheme is PC to 15 foot extension cable to 1.5 foot cable to hub.
Black 7 Port USB 3 0 Hub on Off Switches AC Power Adapter Cable for PC Laptop | eBay

Total cable length becomes 16.5 feet which is 1/10 foot longer than max of 16.4 feet. Will that extra 1/10 feet length be too much length?

A:USB cable extension length 15 foot plus 1.5 foot to a powered hub

For a test, I strung together 3 extensions usb and plugged in a mouse. Total length is 19 feet.
The mouse works perfectly.
So, I wonder about this extension length specification.

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Well, fl studio file extension .flp, misteiously losz its default program.
It was not even in control panel >> default programs, extension was missing from windows.

In folder I did not changed to view file extensions, every other extension was not showed, but lets say PROJECT.FLP was showing like this in folder, and was threated like no extension, was threated like if it is just PROJECT and no fullstop and extension behind.

I fixed problem, but now when trying to reproduce again, and if I delete asocciation it will show just PROJECT, not PROJECT.FLP, that was weird problem and I would like to know why this happened?

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Plz help it out
my all ms-office files automatic change to screen saver extension and the file becames not accessable. Also hide extension,and i am unable to change doc,xls etc extension.

A:Ms-office files extension change to .SCR extension

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ive had some viruses lately and i think they damaged my icons

txt file and bat files show up as the icon for a file extension that is not known

i tried lots of programs and none worked please help me

also reg files dont work i click on them and they dont import

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and

REGEDIT4 dont work either

thx in advance
 

A:Txt and Bat extension show up as the not known file extension icon

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

there all the file defaults, use the ones you need, also you should download hijackthis so a mod can tell you whether your computer is still infected

Download 'Hijack This!
http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/hijackthis.php

*Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
*Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
*By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
*Click on Install.
*It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
*Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
*Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log *should open in notepad.
*Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents *of the log.
*go to this thread and post the contents
*DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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I got a idea for a Chrome extension, but no where to request it. When you install extensions in Chrome it places all the extensions to the right side of the address bar. My idea is to have a extension bar below the bookmark bar that automatically hides it's self when the mouse isn't hovering over. You can keep the chrome browser screen estate but not have your extensions obstruct room, making things look cleaner.

A:Chrome Extension Idea - Extension Bar

Google Chrome Forums

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Hello,
I'm experiencing a problem when connecting my computers to the same cable modem. The computer that is connected with the USB Cable is getting excellent connection, while the other one is terribly slow. I have tried to switch the connections but still the one with the USB Cable is faster. Can someone help me resolve my problem, and what can cause it ?
Thank you in advance, Dejan Gorgevic.
 

A:Cable modem connecting with USB Cable and LAN Cable

Does your ISP contract call for two public IP addresses? If not it's probably just an accident that you can connect at all with multiple computers.
 

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hi everone,
I have motorola SB5101 cable modem provided by my ISP.i have windows 7 on corei5. My problem is that my modem suddenly stops working after 6.oo in the evening. If i restart the modem, it works for 5 minutes and then again stops working. It doesnt start functioning properly till the time my cousin uses his laptop so i believe there is some kind of parental lock set by him in the modem . please advice what should I do. I am in urgent need of internet as i have an important project to do.
P.S. Please dont advice to take help from my cousin as he is mischievous and plays such pranks so that i get less marks in my class.
 

A:Solved: parental lock in cable motorola cable internet modem

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??
 

A:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site
 

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I apologize if the answer to this Q has been posted somewhere, but I looked 'til I went cross-eyed, and I couldn't find an answer...so here goes. [Btw: I love cross-eyed ppl; my grandma is cross-eyed!]

As stated in my title, my internet connection is Xplornet fixed wireless. The connection from the tripod on the roof into my house is via a network cable. This is where my problem lies. I am quite sure what else to do, because I need the modem along with the router for my setup...apparently... [NOTE: The following explanation is a result of me following the instruction through my Belkin router setup assistant...the setup stops when I cannot get past the first step ]

Since my Siemens SpeedStream 6520 external modem's primary input [for the internet connection] is for a DSL cable, I am basically screwed. Is there such thing as an adapter to plug a DSL cable into one end, and a network cable into the other end so that I can plug into this 'IN' port? All of the other ports on the modem are for network cables, of course, but they are 'outgoing' ports...

HELP!
 

A:Xplornet fixed wireless, using a network cable [not a DSL cable]...I can't hook it up

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Hello there, i've just built my pc installed all new drivers from mobo and the ethernet cable is plugged into the mobo but windows 10 tells me i still need to connect a ethernet cable into the pc... i do not know what is wrong and i can't see an option in my bios of ethernet cable? if anyone can help i would be really appreciative.

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