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Is there any limit on the length of USB cable to be used with a WiFi dongle?

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    Default Is there any limit on the length of USB cable to be used with a WiFi dongle?

    When it comes to wired 3G dongle, there is a specific limit on the length of USB cable to be used beyond which it will not function. My old wired USB dongle only works with a USB cable of nearly 1 meter and if if I use a longer cable, it will not be functional.

    I wonder in the case of a WiFi dongle, if we want to connect it through a USB cable, is there any limitation on the length of cable to be used?

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    when signal travels through any cable, there is a transmission loss. So USB cables would not run beyond a certain distance. The exact distance would depend on the type of device and whether its externally powered or also draws power through the same USB connection.
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