Max length of PS/2 and VGA cables

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Ray Greene, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Ray Greene

    Ray Greene Guest

    Am I likely to run into any trouble with 10m cables? I'll be using a
    shielded VGA cable.

    Ray Greene.
    Ray Greene, Feb 9, 2005
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  2. On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 20:31:02 +1300, Ray Greene wrote:

    > Am I likely to run into any trouble with 10m cables? I'll be using a
    > shielded VGA cable.
    >
    > Ray Greene.


    Yep, you'll probably need a signal booster.
    wogers nemesis, Feb 9, 2005
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  3. Ray Greene

    Adder Guest

    In article <1pyilorrzz0to$.1pur46nsu5axn$> in nz.comp on
    Wed, 9 Feb 2005 20:44:07 +1300, wogers nemesis <>
    says...
    > On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 20:31:02 +1300, Ray Greene wrote:
    >
    > > Am I likely to run into any trouble with 10m cables? I'll be using a
    > > shielded VGA cable.
    > >
    > > Ray Greene.

    >
    > Yep, you'll probably need a signal booster.


    10 metres probably Ok witbout too much loss, we use these without bosters

    longer one s may need boosting
    Adder, Feb 9, 2005
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  4. Ray Greene

    Ray Greene Guest

    On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 00:35:45 +1300, Adder <> wrote:

    >In article <1pyilorrzz0to$.1pur46nsu5axn$> in nz.comp on
    >Wed, 9 Feb 2005 20:44:07 +1300, wogers nemesis <>
    >says...
    >> On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 20:31:02 +1300, Ray Greene wrote:
    >>
    >> > Am I likely to run into any trouble with 10m cables? I'll be using a
    >> > shielded VGA cable.
    >> >
    >> > Ray Greene.

    >>
    >> Yep, you'll probably need a signal booster.

    >
    >10 metres probably Ok witbout too much loss, we use these without bosters
    >
    >longer one s may need boosting


    Thanks Adder, that's the answer I was looking for :)

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    Ray Greene.
    Ray Greene, Feb 9, 2005
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  5. Ray Greene wrote:
    > Am I likely to run into any trouble with 10m cables? I'll be using a
    > shielded VGA cable.


    we have some 25M ones that are fine, the VGA one cost a fair bit, I
    think that it needed additional shielding or somthing.
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Feb 9, 2005
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  6. Ray Greene

    thing Guest

    Ray Greene wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 00:35:45 +1300, Adder <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>In article <1pyilorrzz0to$.1pur46nsu5axn$> in nz.comp on
    >>Wed, 9 Feb 2005 20:44:07 +1300, wogers nemesis <>
    >>says...
    >>
    >>>On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 20:31:02 +1300, Ray Greene wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Am I likely to run into any trouble with 10m cables? I'll be using a
    >>>>shielded VGA cable.
    >>>>
    >>>>Ray Greene.
    >>>
    >>>Yep, you'll probably need a signal booster.

    >>
    >>10 metres probably Ok witbout too much loss, we use these without bosters
    >>
    >>longer one s may need boosting

    >
    >
    > Thanks Adder, that's the answer I was looking for :)
    >


    What about USB mouse and keyboard? that way you can use an active usb
    cable to boost the length.

    Or a wireless setup?

    regards

    Thing
    thing, Feb 11, 2005
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  7. Ray Greene

    Ray Greene Guest

    On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 19:43:32 +1300, thing <> wrote:

    >What about USB mouse and keyboard? that way you can use an active usb
    >cable to boost the length.
    >
    >Or a wireless setup?


    I thought about wireless but since we had to run a VGA cable it was no real
    effort to add a couple of PS/2 cables as well.

    I'm connecting to a KVM with only PS/2 connections so USB wasn't an option.

    As it happens I've just come home after fitting the cables and they work
    well. We're changing around the server room at work and the desk ended up
    across the room from the new cabinet the servers are going in.

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    Ray Greene.
    Ray Greene, Feb 11, 2005
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