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chris
12-03-2000, 02:00 PM
I'm trying to extend the controls to another room. Mouse, keyboard, and VGA monitor. I'm going about 60ft. All went well, but the monitor is doing funny things. Green boarder around the blue. Is there an external device? Some type of line amplifyer? And what is the limit of cable length for VGA cable? Thanks.

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chris

Paleo Pete
12-04-2000, 07:55 AM
Not sure what maximum cable length is, but either you're way past it, or picking up interference from electronic or magnetic sources along the way. This would be electrical wiring, TV, radio, etc.

Maybe someone else will have some other clues, or some info about some type of amplification.

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Reid
12-04-2000, 02:21 PM
I started to do a search, but there are a lot of devices and price ranges. I recommend using a serarch engine like Google (http://www.google.com) and enter a search like "monitor video extender". That should bring up some sources.

You might also check JDR (http://www.jdr.com). I have not seen their catalog for a while, but I think I have seen extender devices there.
They may not have the lowest prices, but they are a first-class company in all respects.

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chris
12-18-2000, 12:40 PM
GOT IT! Theres a company named "Black box" that has accomidated my need. They sell a pair of boxes, that cat5 plugs into, can go up to 3000ft. for mouse, keyboard, and VGA monitor. www.blackbox.com (http://www.blackbox.com) Thanks for everones help!

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chris