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    So right now I have one of my neighbors running on an xbee setup from my house. Have another neighbor further away that would like to get on this year. My question is this. Has anyone tried running a usb extender over cat 5 cable, say 100', then using a usb to serial to put my xbee transmitter further away from my house and closer to theirs?

    What is the limit to the length that I can just run a usb extension cable? Can I go 100' without too much voltage drop where it won't work?

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    I have used such an USB extender and it worked fine. I also tested it using 100 feet of cat5 as well. Ted (tweist/TWireless) has done the same with his whole neighborhood show in California. The extender is a good solution. You might consider mounting the transmitting XBee higher and you'll get much better coverage, too.

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    Thanks Dirknerkle. I will give it a try.

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    Did you use a powered extender? I tried using a cheap amazon extender with no luck. Also the antenna is mounted inside a cg enclosure. Too much signal loss?

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