This USB 2.0 extender over ethernet lets you access and use your USB device up to 100 m (330 ft.) away over Cat5e, Cat6, or Cat7 cable. And, because it can be powered by either the local or the remote unit, you have more flexibility to place your USB device exactly where you need it. It's the perfect USB extension solution for warehouses, factories, classrooms, boardrooms, homes, or offices. Flexible power input options Many USB-to-Ethernet extenders require that the remote unit has a power source connected for operation, which can make installation difficult. This versatile USB extender over Cat5e and Cat6 overcomes that restriction, letting you connect the power adapter to either the local (transmitter) unit or the remote (receiver) unit as needed. When the power adapter is connected to the local unit, the USB over LAN extender delivers power over your Cat5e, Cat6, or Cat7 cable, eliminating the need for a power adapter in the remote location. Now you have the added convenience to install your USB device even in a remote location where a power outlet is unavailable, up to 100 m away. Eliminates hassle and smashes distance limitations This USB to Cat5e converter overcomes the 16 ft. cable length limitations of traditional USB 2.0 cables, so you can create a more efficient, more flexible workspace. It's perfect for connecting webcams, printers, flash drives, and virtually any USB peripheral. Plus, with the included power adapter, you can connect USB devices such as external hard drives. For added installation convenience, the USB extender kit features built-in cable-tie slots for mounting to a pole. Supports any operating system and older devices The 100m USB extender is multi-platform compatible, so it supports a variety of operating systems such as Windows®, Mac, Linux® and Chrome OS™. Setup is easy with no additional drivers or software required, and the universal USB extender is backward compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 peripherals. The USB2001EXT2P is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.