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Share USB over Network

USB over Network is a method of device sharing where a computer can make its connected devices available to other remote machines. And USB over Ethernet passthrough is now even more convenient than ever, thanks to USB Network Gate. Save time spent on physical access and even easily use USB devices in RDP sessions and virtual machines - available to try out for free.
14-day Free Trial available
License price starts at $159.95
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Scenarios for USB Sharing Over Network

You can use a Windows, Linux, Android or Mac machine as a USB server, where the devices are plugged in. From there, you can share USB over Ethernet to any computer that has USB Network Gate installed and is connected to the Internet or the same local network. Security settings, including password protection, can be enabled to restrict the use of shared devices. The connection channel is encrypted. Our solution is cross-platform, so you are free to connect any combination of operating systems.
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Virtual machines aren’t always capable of USB passthrough, less so if it’s a remote machine. By using USB over Ethernet software, you can redirect an unlimited amount of devices, including scanners, printers, and video hardware, to the virtual machine with minimal setup.
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It’s important to have access to USB for Remote Desktop sessions, and USB Network Gate provides secure passthrough for mice, keyboards, flash drives, and security devices. Once you have connected to a remote system, start USB Network Gate on it and you’ll have the option to redirect USB over network to the host machine.
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USB Network Gate can be used to redirect USB over Ethernet to a cloud platform. Easy passthrough with minimal user effort opens up new possibilities for virtual desktops, cloud gaming, and remote VFX work.
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Works with Any USB Devices

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Sharing security dongles

Instead of having to share USB license keys physically, you can keep them available on LAN with USB over Ethernet software. This way, it can be connected to the next user at a moment’s notice.
 A wired computer mouse.

3D mouse use in a Remote Desktop

Graphics-related work and CAD use has now become a possibility in Remote Desktop sessions. Users can connect their specialized USB equipment and experience minimal latency. Designers are now free to enjoy the benefits of RD.
 A barcode scanner.

Access to remote Point-of-sale devices

Share USB over Ethernet to the cloud, including POS printers, barcode scanners, card readers, and terminals. Save the effort on setting up lots of individual workstations. Use and troubleshoot the devices remotely.
 A smartphone

Remote connection to mobile devices

With USB Over Network, applications can be debugged on a remote phone as if it was directly plugged into the user’s system. Keep a large variety of devices on hand without having to manually connect and disconnect.
 A front-loading printer.

Sharing peripherals in an office

Queue operations on scanners, printers, and MFDs without having to take up their connected computer or even being in the same room with USB sharing over network. When each request takes seconds to send, everyone gets a turn.
 An electronic chip.

Remote automation and IoT control

Control smart home devices, sensors, microcontrollers, and other specialized equipment from a remote computer. With USB over Ethernet, no need to connect to it physically. As long as it has a USB plug, you can fix and adjust it from anywhere on the network.

Choose how to Isolate Devices in Use

Shared computers and Remote Desktop terminal servers have the issue of making your private hardware available to anyone else who works on them. USB Network Gate, an app with a free trial, addresses both of these problems by providing two different methods of isolation when you share USB over Ethernet.
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Per-session isolation

Use hardware for a Remote Desktop without worrying about other users. USB Network Gate is perfectly safe to use for remote sessions, since you can limit the use of redirected devices to your user account and session.
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Per-user isolation

Working on a shared PC? Make sure to enable this setting when connecting USB over network. Isolated devices will only be available to your user and completely invisible to others. Protect your sensitive information and devices that you don’t want to be used by anyone else.

Choose The Optimal USB Sharing Solution

Electronic Team has developed a series of USB passthrough solutions that work over the network, in remote desktops, and virtual machines. Our other implementations of this technology could match your demands better.
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Supported devices
USB devices
USB and COM port devices
USB dongles only
Sharing over the LAN
Sharing over the Internet
Simultaneous connections
Access devices via RDP
QUIC Protocol support
License model

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USB Network Gate
Redirect USB devices over network
14-day Free Trial available
License price starts at $159.95
Available for