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Does a USB extender cause mouse lag?

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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Hi-Speed-Extension-Male-Female/dp/B001MSU1FS/ref=pd_cp_e_1"]Amazon.com: Mediabridge - Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Extension Cable - A-Male to A-Female - (6 feet): Electronics[/ame]


I am in need of a longer cord bad. Does anyone know if it will cause any problems or lag? Thanks. smile.gif
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IIRC the longest passive USB 2.0 extension recommended is 5m or roughly 16ft before you have possible signal problems, so I think you would be safe with 6ft. I have used extensions like you linked before and don't recall any noticable lag, but then again, I wasn't gaming.

Hope this helps,

Rich
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It would cost about the same to buy a USB Hub like this one: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&cp=6&gs_id=l&xhr=t&q=usb+hub&qe=dXNiIGh1&qesig=gM0rqYTdCHjvE3-JMauC7A&pkc=AFgZ2tlTq71rPsstWDKoQpVESrZ3EWRIPZu8Zsce6jHiRKGEIr-CrJv5u-6RV-bi2kfFTpoKKXuB35i7S_zAANSwjn43J72eXg&biw=1920&bih=976&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3363220384987392909&sa=X&ei=OYYzTs31JbGHsALX3YD3Cg&sqi=2&ved=0CI0BEPICMAM

If I were you, I'd get the Hub rather than the extension cable. More useful in the long run.

Edit: Seems like most of the hubs are more expensive than the extension cable. Scratch the above.
Edited by mrwalker - 7/29/11 at 9:24pm
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Thanks for the replies.

I forgot about my mouse bungee which is also a hub. I tried it out [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KIREAG"]using this 10ft cable[/ame] and I cannot notice any lag at all, gaming or otherwise.

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Theoretically, yeah dude. But I doubt you'd notice it smile.gif
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