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USB over Ethernet
Share USB device over Network

USB Network Gate enables you to share USB over network and access multiple USB devices as if they were directly attached to your computer. Share USB devices over any network (Internet, LAN or WAN) making your equipment accessible from anywhere in the world.

USB over Ethernet is a professional software which that lets you share assets such as printers, scanner, webcams, and dongles with any network-attached machine.
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Whether you're looking at redistributing our USB port redirection engine as a part of your product or considering USB Network Gate for an enterprise-wide deployment, we offer flexible and affordable corporate solutions designed to meet your needs.

Here’s when USB over Network comes to the rescue

Share USB over Network

USB Network Gate offers users a full-featured software solution that provides the ability to share USB devices over a network. Make full use of your peripheral devices and print, scan, and interact with USB security dongles by sharing USB over a network. It allows personnel throughout any size office to take advantage of the equipment without any additional cabling or hardware.

Access the remote USB device

With professional-grade software designed to enable remote USB access, you can easily connect to a USB device through a wireless network no matter where the peripheral is located. Access a remote USB port as if it was a physical interface on your machine. The distance between you and the target device is irrelevant when using this remote USB solution.

Share USB devices over RDP

If you need USB for Remote Desktop capability, USB Network Gate is the perfect solution. It provides RDP USB redirection that lets you work with any network-attached USB device from any Remote Desktop session. Shares your peripheral devices using USB over RDP technology.

Access USB devices in virtual machines

Easily connect a USB device to a virtual machine remotely using USB Network Gate. You can implement VMWare USB passthrough functionality with this software app and share all of your network-connected USB devices with your virtual session.

The cross-platform solution to share USB over IP

USB Network Gate offers USB over IP capability for all popular operating systems platforms. The software lets you share USB over IP on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. The application is particularly useful in mixed-platform environments since you can access a device connected to any type of supported OS with a machine running a different supported operating system.

Share USB over Ethernet safely

The security of your data is of critical importance. It is your company’s most valuable asset. USB Network Gate provides a secure method of implementing USB over Ethernet capabilities. Share USB over Ethernet securely by enabling the embedded traffic encryption option. You can password protect your connections to limit access to devices making use of the USB to Ethernet technology in your computing environment.

Supported devices

USB Network Gate (former USB to Ethernet Connector) easily connects one or more remote USB devices to your computer over Ethernet.


  • 3D Printers
  • Cameras
  • Card readers
  • Digital TV Tuners
  • Webcams
  • Personal video recorder
  • Fingerprint readers
  • ID card scanners
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Modems
  • USB ANT Stick
  • Portable Thermometers
  • Multifunctionals
  • Plotters, Cutters
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • USB Scales
  • Barcode scanners
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Universal Programmers
  • USB Monitors
  • USB Wireless Presenter
  • Smart Card Readers
  • Digital Mixers


  • BlackBerry
  • Gamepads
  • Graphic Tablets
  • Handhelds
  • Home Monitoring & Control System
  • iPads & iPhones
  • iPods
  • Keyboards
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Mouse Devices
  • USB Dongles
  • USB DVD Drives
  • Android Devices
  • USB Hard Drives
  • Wireless Weather Stations
  • USB VOIP (Skype) Phone
  • Universal remote control

Data Input/Output

  • Bluetooth adapters
  • Credit Card Readers
  • Depth Sensors
  • Elgato Turbo.264HD Hardware Accelerator
  • Infrared adapters
  • J2534 interface cables
  • JTAG/SWD debugging interface
  • KNX/EIB USB Interface
  • Software Defined Receiver
  • USB Adapters
  • USB Graphic Adapter
  • USB Network interfaces
  • USB Satellite Receivers
  • USB sound cards/headsets
  • USB TAPs
  • USB to COM cables
  • USB Wi-Fi adapters
* Note that we cannot guarantee that all the models of the device types mentioned above are supported. If you have found that the model you are using fails to work with USB Network Gate, contact us. We will highly appreciate your assistance in this matter.

How USB over Network works

USB Network Gate successfully combines two parts, server and client, in one application. The server module allows sharing USB devices over the network while the client module lets you connect to shared devices remotely.

Here’s how to provide access to USB over Ethernet in a few simple steps:

Step 1
Install USB Network Gate on the server computer to which the device you are going to share is connected directly.
Step 2
Start the app and find the peripheral in the “Local USB devices” tab. Next to the device click “Share”
Step 3
On a client machine, install the software and start it.
Step 4
Open the “Remote USB devices” tab and click the “Connect” button next to the required peripheral.

What are the spheres of application for USB over Ethernet technology?

There are many situations where sharing USB over Ethernet is the best solution. Below you’ll find just some of the most common scenarios.

Connecting to a USB hard drive from multiple computers

If you want to back up data onto one large USB hard drive over the network, then a software USB extender over Ethernet is what you need. It will share USB over the network in such a way that several machines will be able to access the same USB hard drive over a local network. What is more, USB Network Gate offers improved performance for USB 3.0 drives with the latest Windows versions. More on that here.

Sharing a webcam among multiple users

Want to know how to access a webcam form a remote PC? Well, if you don’t want to carry your device along and just wish to connect to it from a remote computer, there’s a solution. As long as you’re in the network, USB to Ethernet technology gives you a way to access your webcam from anywhere. To make this happen, you just need to share the device with a special USB redirector app and set up a video signal using a dedicated one-click software solution.

Using one keyboard and mouse with two computers

To get your work done in an efficient way, you may need to enable remote access to your input and output devices. Operating multiple computers via a single monitor, keyboard, and mouse becomes possible thanks to USB to Ethernet technology which shares the peripherals over LAN.

Sharing peripheral devices in an office

Do you have lots of computers and a limited number of peripherals in your office? No need to buy additional devices. Just share the peripherals over the network. You can connect any USB device, be it a printer, a scanner, a laser plotter, etc. to one of your office PCs and share the peripheral with all employees over WiFi. What makes it possible is a compact USB over Wi-Fi software application installed on the USB server - the machine to which the required device is connected physically.

Sharing security dongles

Looking for a way to copy your security dongle? You can do this with the help of a reliable USB to LAN software powered by USB to LAN technology. All you need is a program like USB Network Gate or FlexiHub. Whether you’re planning to use your hardware key on multiple remote computers or just want to prevent it from being damaged or lost, you can always rely on one of these compact software apps to share your device across the network.

Connecting remotely to Android devices

Need to test your app on an Android device which can’t be physically attached to your local machine? Connect to the device remotely. USB to Ethernet technology not only will allow you to communicate with a required gadget over the network but will also provide full access to its functionality as though the device were attached directly to your PC.

Frequently Asked Questions

The USB server is a machine to which a USB device you need to share is connected physically. The client is a computer from which you will connect to the shared USB over the Internet.
No, the software license is not required for establishing client connections to shared USB devices. However, you will need to register your USB Network Gate copy on the server computer to be able to share your devices over the network.
You can share a device on a USB Network Gate server even if the device drivers are not installed locally. The device drivers need to be installed only on the client machine from which you will remotely connect to the shared USB device.
USB Network Gate works with USB devices of virtually any type. The software is not limited to particular device models. The program is compatible with specialized USB equipment including fingerprint readers, ID card scanners, interactive whiteboards, modems, etc.; a wide range of communication devices such as USB dongles, USB DVD drives, Android devices, USB hard drives; data input/output peripherals like Bluetooth adapters, USB sound headsets, keyboards and many others.
Yes, USB Network Gate makes it possible to connect to iPhones and other iOS devices remotely by providing access to them over LAN and the Internet.
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