Yes, you can extend USB cables beyond 5 meters! Ulinx USB extenders are composed of two separate units, the local extender and the remote extender. Use Category 5 UTP cabling to connect the extender units. USB extender supports USB 2.0 peripheral devices at speeds up to 480 Mbps over a distance of 50 meters (164 feet). Transmit USB signals up to 198 feet. These cables are active devices that refresh the USB signal. No external power required. These extenders replenish the operating voltage to remote devices through the PC USB port. USB operates at up to 198 feet over standard Category 5 networking cable. Suitable for USB 1.1. You supply the desired length of Cat 5 cable with RJ45 M connectors.