Startech 4 Port USB 2.0 over CATx Extender

  • RS Stock No. 179-8078
  • Mfr. Part No. USB2G4LEXT2
  • Manufacturer Startech
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Product Details

USB2G4LEXT2 USB 2.0 Extender

The USB2G4LEXT2 4-Port USB 2.0 Extender System lets you extend USB devices over a Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN), or through dedicated Cat5e/6 cabling up to 330ft (100m).

Connecting over your existing IP LAN avoids the hassle and cost of running new infrastructure cabling and provides an increased and highly scalable overall extension distance. When channelling through multiple switches at 100m intervals, the maximum extension distance resets at each switch location, making it easy to span multiple floors in a home or office setting. For further versatility you can connect the local and remote units via a single Cat5e or better cable.

Unlike 10/100Mbps USB extenders, this versatile USB extender leverages the full data transfer potential of your USB 2.0 peripherals up to 480Mbps, to deliver lag-free performance that enables support for extending isochronous devices such as webcams or microphones.

Compatible with USB 2.0, and 1.1 devices with support for up to 600mA of power per port, the USB over Cat5e extender supports most USB peripherals including flash drives, webcams, keyboards, mice and drive enclosures.

A flexible solution for business or industrial applications, this rugged metal enclosure includes wall-mounting brackets and simple plug-and-play installation with no software or drivers required.

Backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Features & Benefits

• Dual mode operation, lets you connect through a LAN or directly through Cat5e (or better) cabling
• Supports Gigabit connection speeds
• Rugged, metal enclosure with surface-mounting bracket kit included
• Extend up to 100m (330ft) over Cat 5e (or better) cabling
• Allows for increased maximum distance by linking the extender across multiple LAN switches
• Plug-and-play installation with no software or drivers required
• Four USB 2.0 ports with 600mA per-port power output
• USB 2.0 data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
• Supports most USB compliant peripherals including isochronous devices
• Compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 hosts / devices
• Pre-paired networked configuration for simple installation
• Flexible USB extension with functionality over a LAN, or with standalone Cat5 cabling
• Achieve greater speed and reliability with support for full 480 Mbps USB 2.0 bandwidth


• Extend USB 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals such as flash drives, keyboards, mice, enclosures, and whiteboards across a Gigabit Ethernet LAN
• Extend isochronous devices such as webcams and audio devices
• Secured environments where the host computer must be in an inaccessible location away from the drive enclosure, camera or other USB devices
• Perfect for remote storage, security/monitoring, and industrial control applications
• Use existing in-wall Cat5e/Cat6 wiring to extend USB connections between rooms

What’s in the package?

• USB 2.0 extender local unit
• USB 2.0 extender remote unit
• USB cable
• Mounting kit
• Universal power adapter (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)
• Quick-start guide

Attribute Value
USB Standard USB 2.0
Number of USB Ports 4
Extension Distance 100m
Transmission Method CATx
Local Device Dimensions 100 x 76 x 26mm
Local Device Depth 76mm
Local Device Height 26mm
Local Device Width 100mm
Remote Device Depth 76mm
Remote Device Height 26mm
Remote Device Width 100mm
On back order for despatch 16/07/2020, delivery within 5 working days from despatch date.
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 1,366.50
(exc. GST)
$ 1,571.48
(inc. GST)
Per unit
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