HOW TO CREATE USB SERVER

Need to share USB devices over network, but don't want to plug them into your own computer? USB Network Gate is a professional, yet so easy-to-use solution for breaking a distance limit between USB device and its host! With USB Network Gate you can plug USB devices to any computer thus making this computer a USB server and use the connected devices from any remote PC on a local network even via RDP, Wi-Fi or Internet.

You can connect several USB devices to a local PC (e.g. USB hard drive, USB flash drive, USB dongle, USB printers/MFDs, USB home monitoring & control systems) and work with these devices from your laptop via Wi-Fi. No wires or additional hardware required!

Steps

1
Install USB Network Gate on the computer that you are going to use as a USB server. Plug USB devices that you are going to use on other computers into it.
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2
Share the USB devices with the help of USB Network Gate (that's super easy to do).
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3
Install USB Network Gate on all computers that will connect to the devices shared at USB network server. On Windows machines USB Network Gate for Windows has to be installed, and USB Network Gate for Linux/Mac has to be installed on Linux/Mac machines.
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4
On client computers add remote USB device that you shared on USB server and then establish a connection with it in USB Network Gate.
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Tips

Only one client can use USB device shared on a server at a time. This is conditioned by the fact that USB Network Gate is a universal tool, so as of now multi-access cannot be implemented in it, moreover not all USB devices may support multi-access mode.

If you share a device on USB network server, that device becomes no longer available at that server. Unshare it to use and fully control it there.

Things you'll need

  • Windows OS, Mac OS or Linux OS computer;
  • USB Network Gate;
  • USB device you would like to share.