In order to use a USB 2.0 device on a cable longer than 5m the user should use an ACTIVE USB cable (An active USB cable is powered by the USB plug it is connected to)
Alfa Network Wireless USB adapters require a good quality Active USB 2.0 cable in order to work, we have found that budget active USB cables simply did not allow the adapters to work.
This USB 2.0 Cable is Alfa Network branded and is sourced direct from Alfa Network.
The USB 2.0 cable can of course be used with other USB 2.0 devices such as printers, scanners, External Hard Drives and other similar USB 2.0 device.
AUSBC-5M USB 2.0 is an A Male to A Female bus-powered extension cable which can increase the length at which USB 2.0 hardware can operate away from the USB without worrying about signal loss and any potential performance problems. To extend the distance of your USB device up to 5m, the AUSBC-5M contains electronics which boost the USB signal for maximum reliability without any potential performance issues over an extended distance. Features:
- Compliant with USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)
- USB extension cable‚ ensures good signal quality to meet USB 2.0 specification, Extends the USB signal up to 10 Meter
- Plug-and-play ‚no additional drivers required
- Gold-plated connector USB bus powered
- Supports Win98/2000/XP/Vista/7‚ Mac OS, and Linux