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Share USB over RDP

USB Network Gate (former USB to Ethernet Connector) was developed and is constantly improved in order to provide you with the best, most flexible solution for easy access to any local USB device while working in remote desktop session.
Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Android

Common problem

Those, who work in remote desktop session often, are well aware of the fact that when you connect to remote desktop via Remote Desktop Protocol client, you are unable to use USB devices connected to your local computer anymore.

How USB Network Gate solves it

Just install USB Network Gate at your local machine (where USB device is physically present) and at the remote one (which you are connecting to). Share USB device on your local machine and easily connect to it with USB Network Gate - an irreplaceable USB for Remote Desktop solution! Moreover, with USB Network Gate you can connect to any shared USB device, available over network.

USB Network Gate also allows you to set the client machine to find and connect to shared USB devices automatically, it all happens momentarily as if you plugged this device in a remote machine physically!

This solution also works great for thin clients. Using USB Network Gate you can share USB devices, plugged into local machine (thin client) and then access them from the remote desktop.

USB Network Gate offers exclusivity while working with USB devices even in a multi-user terminal servers environment. It lets you make a USB device accessible only to a specific user in an RDP session. Since version 7.0 USB Network Gate supports ICA protocol by Citrix.

USB Network Gate Linux version supports native RemoteFX USB Redirection (MS-RDPEUSB), thus you can redirect shared devices from your local Linux computer to a remote Windows client without installing USB Network Gate on the latter*. Then you can easily use your local USB devices as if they were connected to a remote computer.

*If shared USB devices are supported by RemoteFX USB Redirection. Otherwise you'll need to install USB Network Gate on Windows client.
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Real-life experience

Q: What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

Aaron: I need to use a barcode scanner over terminal services. This scanner is a USB device. I also need to run the software that receives the input from this USB device on a remote server. Locally this scheme works fine, but when connecting to a TS server USB device becomes unavailable, and I need it to be available to the remote server.
Personal Background: Aaron Rodgers, a representative of MyNYWay LLC, describes why and how USB to Ethernet Connector became an essential link in his working process chain.

Industry: Equipment Wholesale

Q: Please, describe how you are using our product now

Aaron: That's overwhelming! I installed USB to Ethernet Connector on a local workstation which my barcode scanner is plugged to. Then I shared the scanner with the help of your program. Then connected to remote server in a remote desktop session and installed USB to Ethernet Connector there too. USB to Ethernet Connector made a passthrough of USB port with a barcode scanner attached and it became available at a remote server!

Q: How did you benefit from using Eltima solution?

Aaron: Without USB to Ethernet Connector I would hardly solve this issue as fast as it happened with this great solution. All my applications recognize the barcode scanner successfully and I can fully work with it in a remote session. BTW your tech service is of great quality too, was extremely pleased with timely and helpful responses from them!

Redirect USB over Network

Share and access remote USB devices over a local network or Internet. USB Network Gate is available for Windows, Mac and Linux OS.

Connect USB devices to virtual machines

Access and manage local USB devices on virtual machines (VMware, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual PC, etc.).

Access USB in Remote Desktop

Use local USB devices on remote desktop as if they were physically connected to it.

OEM Integration

Linux, Mac and Windows versions of USB Network Gate were designed for OEM integration. Just contact our sales representative to get information about the usage of OEM license and to request OEM evaluation kit.

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USB Network Gate
Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Android
Demo limitations
• 14-day trial
• You can share only 1 local USB-device
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit) , Windows 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) , Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows server 2012
Latest Update
Version 7.0.1370 (10th Dec, 2015) Release notes