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TRIPP.LITE U224-1R4-R 3-Port USB 2.0 Hub with built-in cat5 extender, 3 Local and 1 Remote Port

  • 3 x USB - A, 1 x RJ45 Jack
  • 1 x USB - A, 1 x RJ45 Jack
  • Uses Cat5e/Cat6 patch cable

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Get the most out of your USB peripherals with Tripp Lite's U224-1R4-R USB over Cat5 Extender Hub. The U224-1R4-R allows you to connect a USB peripheral up to 150 ft. away from your computer, perfect for home or office workstations with permanently installed or difficult-to-move USB peripherals. The local unit also includes three USB 2.0 ports for newer, high-speed devices. The U224-1R4-R remote unit utilizes USB 1.1 technology and readily available Cat5e/6 cables like the Tripp Lite N202-series. With a compact, durable design and no external AC power supply required, the U224-1R4-R fits almost anywhere in your workspace. Transfer rates up to 12Mbps ensure that your remote peripheral performance will not suffer at any distance. The U224-1R4-R features a green, RoHS-compliant design.

U224-1R4-R Applications

Turn Your Home or Office PC into a Powerful Workstation

With the ability to connect a USB peripheral up to 150 ft. away to your computer and three local USB 2.0 ports, the U224-1R4-R turns your PC into a powerful, multi-faceted workstation. The U224-1R4-R is ideal for home or office applications with permanently installed or hard-to-move USB peripherals in an area that is inconvenient for workstation placement.

U224-1R4-R Feature Focus

Greater Distance—Greater Flexibility

By extending the range in which a peripheral can be connected to a computer via USB beyond the normal 16-ft. distance limitation, the U224-1R4-R allows for unsurpassed workstation flexibility. Peripherals can now be located in a different area or completely different room from the workstation with which they interact over USB. And, with transfer rates up to 12Mbps, performance never suffers. The local unit doubles as a three-port USB 2.0 hub.

Plug-and-Play Convenience

The U224-1R4-R is completely bus-powered and requires no external power supply. With no drivers or software to download or install, the U224-1R4-R is completely plug-and-play right out of the box. Simply connect the local unit to your computer, USB 2.0 devices into the local unit, the remote unit to the USB peripheral via a device cable and connect the units with a standard Cat5e/6 cable like the Tripp Lite N202-series. Your peripherals will have immediate communication with your PC.

Compact, Functional Design

The U224-1R4-R's compact design allows to it to be located almost anywhere in your workstation. With a built-in flexible cord, the local unit allows for versatile placement around your computer. The unit's ports are housed in a durable casing and the built-in LEDs allow for complete status assessment at a glance.

Environmentally Responsible

The U224-1R4-R features a green, RoHS-compliant design.

Technical Specifications

  • Type: USB over Cat5 Extender
  • Connectors: Computer Connector: USB A Male; Cat5e/6 Connector: 2 x RJ45 Female; Peripheral Connector: 3 x USB A Female
  • Certifications: RoHS, CE, FCC
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

System Requirements

  • Computer with USB input
  • Peripheral with USB output (may require user-supplied device cable)
  • User-supplied Cat5 cabling

What's in the Box

  • Local Transmitter Unit
  • Remote Receiver Unit
  • Owner's Manual
Tripp Lite
USB over Cat5 Extender Hubs
Ports 3 local, 1 remote 4 remote
USB Compatibility USB 2.0 local, USB 1.1 remote USB 1.1
Extension Distance 150 ft. 150 ft.
Warranty 1-year 1-year

Learn more about the Tripp Lite U224-1R4-R




USB 2.0/1.1
Local Console Ports: 3 x USB - A, 1 x RJ45 Jack
Remote Console Port: 1 x USB - A, 1 x RJ45 Jack
Transfer Rate


Uses Standard Cat5e/Cat6 patch cable
Plug-n-Play - no drivers required
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Warren K.
  • 7/11/2014 2:29:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRemote NOT USB 2.0

Pros: Price is reasonably low

Cons: The remote side of this USB extender is NOT USB 2.0. Only the ports on the local side are USB 2.0 compliant. The description is misleading, though if you dive into the details of the specs you will see buried in there that the remote side is USB 1.1. When someone is looking to buy a USB 2.0 Extender like this, the fact that there are local USB 2.0 ports probably isn't that important.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you read the fine print.

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  • Adam Y.
  • 2/13/2012 3:59:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat...until it stops working

Pros: Great solution for controlling devices in a centralized media/data rack over an existing Ethernet wiring infrastructure. Has a local 3-port USB 2.0 hub, while the remote node runs at USB 1.1 specification.

Cons: After 1 month and 6 days, I suddenly began to have issues with the main hub disconnecting and reconnecting to the PC randomly. The PC (Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu Linux 11.10) indicates a device disconnect, and obviously your keyboard and mouse no longer work. I have tried switching ports across multiple USB controllers (2 are USB 3.0, the other 9 are USB 2.0), and experience the same result. I have switched the setup to an IBM ThinkPad T60 laptop to test with; same result. By the way, no crossover cable needed when running the two devices together. I will be contacting Tripp-Lite to troubleshoot further. I would have given this product 5 stars had it not started exhibiting this problem.

Other Thoughts: Great solution if you want to centralize an HTPC or server in a media/data closet with a patch panel. I have HDMI run to each of 4 bedrooms (1 an office), living room and theatre room in a 1-level home. I am also using a WiFi remote software on a Blackberry with the server node running on my HTPC, but for my office I wanted an actual keyboard and mouse. I have put ethernet drops in each of the rooms, running back to a master patch panel in my data closet. I was using an RF keyboard/mouse combo that just couldn't get an effective signal through all walls. I added the U224-1R4-R. It was the perfect setup, except for bottlenecking to USB 1.1 on the remote end. That wasn't a big deal since I really just use it for 1.1-compliant peripherals and maybe charging a phone here and there. After one month, I seem to be dealing with a defective device.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you are having technical issues with the U224-1R4-R. Please contact our Chicago based Tech Support team at 773-869-1234. They will be happy to troubleshoot the issue or, if needed, provide a replacement unit if it is covered under the 1 year warranty period. Thank you.

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