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longer USB cable affect performance?

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i just got a linksys instant wireless usb adapter WUSB11 ver 4.0 & teh USB cable im using is like 4 ft long.If I was to use a longer USB cable (like 8ft long) would it affect my internet negitively? Like the longer the USB cable the poorer the performance?
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cable length could have an impact but not likely a noticeable affect with 8 ft vs 4 ft.
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some usb wireless adapters dont like going thru a usb hub either...like my SMC802.11b/g refuses to stay connectted when going thru hub...plug it directly into computer...another thing about using SMC house wireing connection to router..the power adapter CAN"T be plugged into a surge protector...it will not work
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