The USB 2.0 Extension Cable is not a passive cable. It is an active device. The USB signals Going in and out of the extension cable are buffered to assure signal quality and the meeting of the USB's electrical and timing spec. Using passive cables for the purpose of extension Will result in signal errors and is not recommended.Plug the male side into your computer and then plug your device's USB cable into the female end of this extension cable. So the repeater goes closer to your device, not the computer.
USB extension cable allows an USB device to have its cable length extended 16ft. The USB extension cable acts as a USB hub and buffers all downstream and upstream data traffic. High speed, full-speed and low-speed devices will function equally well with the USB extension cable.