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    USB Port

    Hi

    I've been playing with some VB code that displays a web cam capture. The web cam is connected through a USB port in the usual way. This limits the positioning of the camera to the max length of the usb cable.

    Can any Lounger tell me what the options are for extending this restriction and where to go to read up on it?

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    Graeme

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    Re: USB Port

    5M seems to be the acknowledged maximum, although you can get this active cable from Amazon which you can use up to five of in series, giving around 25M.

    I came across this device which will give you 100ft, but at a price. (Not sure if it is available in the UK).

    How far do you want/need to go?

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    Re: USB Port

    It would appear that I should have looked at the adverts first. I've spent too many hours putting usb into google and reading any technical stuff that got thrown up!

    I only need to get to the front door, so 20m is plenty.

    Thanks for now, I'm sure I'll be back with some VB questions now the hardware is sorted!

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    Re: USB Port

    As much as we all hate the pop-ups from X10, they had wireless cameras that work very well for a door monitoring system. I know of a few guys here at work that set them up for various tasks around the house, including the front door, and child's play room.
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    Re: USB Port

    Cheers!

    Again, next time I want to check something out, I'll search the adverts instead of the techy stuff!

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    Re: USB Port

    So is your user pic Supaman flying away carrying his barbeque or one of those blokes playing that game on the ice, the name of which escapes me for the moment but I believe some British women had some success with last year?

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    Re: USB Port

    I believe it is a representation of a little known (thankfully) Canadian sport called "burgling".
    Very similar to curling, but they use translucent burgers with a blue outline.

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    Re: USB Port

    Yeah, that's the sport Leif. <img src=/S/wartgun.gif border=0 alt=wartgun width=73 height=24>

    It is a picture of a person delivering a curling stone . A bad picture at that. When I originally selected this userpic, I was using one of the darker skins, so it popped out and looked fairly decent. Now back to the standard skin, it looks bad <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>.

    One of these days, I'll find something better, but it just isn't up there on my 'to do' list yet.

    For some reason, getting my PCs running smoothly is what I'm attempting to do right now, when I'm not at work.
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    Re: USB Port

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> - you've made my post nonsense now!

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    Re: USB Port

    And there's a problem with that??

    Most of your posts are nonsense. Or is that no cents??
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    Re: USB Port

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