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I have a project where I'd like to mount an Arduino about 200 feet away from the computer, ideally connected by Cat5 (or Cat6) cable. The computer should still be receiving Serial messages from the Arduino.

Any tips for doing that?
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Have you seen this article yet?

http://www.esawdust.com/blog/serial/files/Hardened-USB-Extension-Cable.html
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RS-485 is the industry standard for long-distance serial comms.

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You need an 'Arduino Serial' board.  Scroll down this page about 3/4 of the way http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Boards. Actually if you don't need shield compatibility you could use a Modern Device Bare Bones Board or an Adafruit DC Boarduino.  The solution in reply #1 requires more than one USB <--> serial conversion.

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Sorry I didn't read that you want to connect to a PC.

In that case I would say as floresta said the serial version of the Arduino might be the best way.

To use 485 would need two level conversions.

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