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Thread: Extending USB

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    Jul 2006

    Extending USB

    I've found threads on here where cat5 cable is used to extend your USB connectors. I don't understand how that is done. The USB connections that connect to the motherboard use 9 pins. Correct if I'm wrong, but a cat5 cable only has 8 wires. How do i get this accomplished? I'm quite confused on what needs to be done. If someone can point me to a thread that I might have overlooked in my search or some website that gives detailed instrunctions how to do this.

    Thanks for the responses.


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    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    Actually, if you look closely, only 8 of the pins are used, and two of those are grounds, and can be shared.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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