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    Has anyone had luck extending a FB3 over ethernet?

    If so, can you please recommend a product?

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    Hi Wayne, I bought some cheap USB to RJ-45 adapters that seem to work fine over a 50 meter CAT5 cable. I demo'ed these at our recent Melbourne catch up with Kit, Dave and the gang.

    You could always use a powered USB hub at the receiving end to help the signal.

    http://shop.ebay.com.au/?_from=R40&_...All-Categories

    ...but I realise this isn't over IP.

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    Cool, thanks. I would not have thought USB would work over Cat5 cable, as the spec is about 5M max from memory.

    I'll try this out, if it works ok I will mount the FB3 inside the projector!

    Cheers!
    Quote Originally Posted by taggalucci View Post
    Hi Wayne, I bought some cheap USB to RJ-45 adapters that seem to work fine over a 50 meter CAT5 cable. I demo'ed these at our recent Melbourne catch up with Kit, Dave and the gang.

    You could always use a powered USB hub at the receiving end to help the signal.

    http://shop.ebay.com.au/?_from=R40&_...All-Categories

    ...but I realise this isn't over IP.
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    Yeah at that price, you can't go wrong!

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    or this if you want more than on dac at the other end http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-4-Port...item19c7892a31
    When God said “Let there be light” he surely must have meant perfectly coherent light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1666 View Post
    or this if you want more than on dac at the other end http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-4-Port...item19c7892a31
    Interesting... I wonder if this is just a wiring "trick" like the adapters I mentioned, or if there's any electronics behind it.

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    proberly like a regular usb hub at the recieving end ,i think there is nomally a bunch of electronics in them
    When God said “Let there be light” he surely must have meant perfectly coherent light.

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    this one uses a electroninc buffer to extend to 100m http://www.dceexpress.com/Icron_2101.htm




    or http://www.dceexpress.com/Icron_Products.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnar View Post
    Cool, thanks. I would not have thought USB would work over Cat5 cable, as the spec is about 5M max from memory.

    I'll try this out, if it works ok I will mount the FB3 inside the projector!

    Cheers!
    I use one of those USB over CAT5 extenders on my workstation at home (computer is in the other side of the house so I can't hear the noise - use a DVI over 2x CAT5E for video)... works fine... I have a USB hub on the end with my keyboard/mouse/USB sound card/FB3 and Enttec DMX adapter

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1666 View Post
    or this if you want more than on dac at the other end http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-4-Port...item19c7892a31
    That is just what I am looking for! It's a pity that unit only supports USB 1.1 (12mbps) as that's insufficient neddies to run an FB3.
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