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Understanding the Status Lights on Your Cat 5 to USB Extenders (CAT5-XT)

SMART Hardware SMART Board 600 series interactive whiteboards and Cat 5 to USB extenders

Overview

This document describes how to interpret the status lights on your Cat 5 to USB extenders to determine your interactive whiteboard’s status.

Details

To interpret the status lights, refer to the following table.

Local Unit (Connected to Your Computer)

Remote Unit (Connected to Your Interactive Whiteboard)

Status

Solution

Green Light: Off

Yellow Light: Off

Green Light: Off

Yellow Light: Off

Nothing is connected to the Cat 5 cable.

Not applicable.

Green Light: On

Yellow Light: Off

Green Light: Off

Yellow Light: Off

The computer is connected to the local unit, but there is no connection between the local and the remote unit.

Use a straight-through Cat 5 cable that is shorter than 164' (50 m) to connect the local unit to the remote unit.

The maximum length of a Cat 5 extender’s cable is 120' (36.6 m) for Windows operating systems, and 90' (27.4 m) for Mac operating system software.

Note 

For more information, refer to refer to document 99641.

Green Light: On

Yellow Light: On

Green Light: Off

Yellow Light: On

The connection from the computer to the remote unit is fine, but there is no interactive whiteboard connected.

Securely connect the 6' (1.8 m) USB cable between your interactive whiteboard and the remote unit. Securely connect another 6' (1.8 m) USB cable between your computer and the local unit.

OR

If the interactive whiteboard still doesn’t work, the Cat 5 to USB extender isn’t working properly. Replace the Cat 5 to USB extender.

Green Light: On

Yellow Light: On

Green Light: On

Yellow Light: On

The computer is connected to the interactive whiteboard and they are both operating properly.

 

Important 

If you are using a Cat 5 extender with SMART speakers, refer to document 99641.

First Published December 10, 2008

 

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