RE: QuickCam Extension Cord

David I. Sommers, Ph.D. (
Sun, 21 Apr 1996 11:46:16 -0400

You need a bi-directional parallel printer cable which may work. The length may present a signal loss problem.

David Sommers

Sent: Sunday, April 21, 1996 1:03 AM
Subject: QuickCam Extension Cord

Does anyone know if there is a way to rig up an extension cord for the QuickCam?
How about a standard 10' parallel printer cable? Would that do it?

Someone told me that the QuickCam needs to have data flowing in both directions
(to the system and back) so instead of a printer cable it would need a
"peripheral cable". Have never of this unless it's just a generic name for
something more specific.

So does anyone know of a way to purchase and install an extension cord for the
QuickCam? I'm on a PC, not a MAC.

Bill Knauss (