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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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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
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Uses Standard Cat5e/Cat6 patch cable
Plug-n-Play - no drivers required
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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.

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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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