Length of Keyboard Video Mouse Cables

Does anyone know if there is a limit on the length you can use Keyboard Video and Mouse Cables?

If there is what is the maximum length?

Thanks.

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  • : Does anyone know if there is a limit on the length you can use Keyboard Video and Mouse Cables?
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    : If there is what is the maximum length?
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    : Thanks.
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    Well, there's always a limit to everything :)

    I've successfully run 12 foot Keyboard, Video, and Mouse (KVM) extensions without trouble, but I wouldn't expect to be able to get as much as 25 feet without a special device. There are devices that will extend the KVM up to 1000 feet with CAT5 cable.

    I used an old one for a run of about 40 feet, but it sometimes goofed up. It turns out the cable ran fairly close to some florescent lighting, and re-routing the cable only helped a little.


    The new ones easily go 250, 350 or 1000 feet, depending on the model and the screen resolution you're using. Higher resolutions means less distances possible.



    [purple]Melissa[/purple]

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