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Usb cable maximum length permitted for usb cable to color printer

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The USB Specifications here limit USB2.0 to 5 meters, and USB1.0 to 3 meters. It may work with longer cables, but it isn't guaranteed.

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We have used up to 20 foot USB without a problem. They are just not common to find.

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Where can I get longer cables? like 10 feet I have


Generally you can try sites like Tiger, Newegg, or Compusa.

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I have a usb 2 port belkin switch to use one printer with 2 computers it was working fine now it switches over but it wount print from one of the computers. what could it be?


If available usb cables permit, hook up printer directly to the computer that does not print to check to see if software or connection is a problem rather than the belkin switch

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Problem with KVM switch and Vista


Your problem has nothing to do with the Operating System (Vista), it has something to do with the brand of your computer. I have similar problem before, I have Vista (Dell), but the time I connected another Vista (Sony Vaio), everything worked correctly.

This is what you need to do:

1. You have to make sure that you are using a standard USB keyboard and mouse.

2. Connect first the keyboard and mouse directly to the Vista computer to see if the USB ports of your computer are working properly.

3. You may power cycle the KVM switch by disconnecting it from the computers (including the keyboard and mouse) and leave it disconnected for 2 minutes.

4. Reconnect everything after two minutes and then reboot the computers.

5. Try using different USB keyboard if problem exist after power cycling the KVM switch.

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KVM converter


Buy a usb hub and an usb extension, so that you can have 4 or 6 free usb at the front of your computer, and you can switch devices using usb rather then the mouse converter . Using the converter on mouse and keybord make easier for the plugs to slip out, and usb is better. Note some usb modem and some other device do not support usb hubs, you have to plug them straight into the free computer plug , if you have any.

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Lexmark p3150 printer hookup


It connects to the computer with a USB cable.

You will also have to download the driver from Lexmark here:

http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?lxkprod=Lexmark+Photo+P3150


Be sure to unplug the USB cable from the computer BEFORE installing the software, and ONLY plug it in when prompted to do so by the on-screen instructions.

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USB Peripheral Switch F1U201.401


Have you looked at the instructions? Here's a link to the Belkin manual for this product:

http://belkin.httpsvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/belkin_vitalstream_com/support/dl/f1u201-401.pdf

It looks very straight forward. You need to install the driver software on each of the computers then run a USB cable from each computer to the USB switch. Connect these cables to the end of the USB switch that has the four sockets. Next run a USB cable from the end of the USB switch with one socket to the device you wish to control.

When you want to use the USB device from a computer you can select it by right clicking on the USB status icon in the task bar and selecting "Switch" or you can use the hotkey Ctrl+F11 for Windows or Alt+F11 for Mac.

If you find this solution useful I hope you'll rate it...unfortunately most people don't seem to find the time. People like myself are not getting paid for these solutions we're just trying to help.

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Aten Master View KVME CS1774 Wavy Screen


This is a fairly common occurrence, typically due to signal loss. The longer the total cable run (monitor to computer connector) the less loss you will have. The longest KVM to computer cable I can use reliably these days is about 12-15? at 1024 x 768 at 32 bit color or 8? for 1280 x 1024 at 32 bit color. Things you can do to reduce loss: -Reduce the length of the total cable run. -Increase the quality of the cables used. I only use low loss cables now and have far fewer issues. -Change the video card, some cards can push a signal a longer distance that others. -Reduce the resolution/colors the video card displays. -Try a different monitor or if possible use a different (low loss) cable to connect the monitor to the KVM. Let us know how it turns out or if you have any other questions.

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Problem with Belkin OmniView KVM F1DS102P


Is the LED for position 1 and 2 always on? If the switch doesn't detect power on the PS2 keyboard connector it won't let you switch to to that position. If you are using a USB mouse with an adaptor or a wireless mouse try a conventional PS2. I have a MS wireless mouse one of my switches does not like and have to resort to that sometimes. Another issue could be excessive cable length or PS2 extension cables. Let us know if you have any more questions on this topic and please don?t forget to rate the post.

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