HOW TO ACCESS REMOTE USB DEVICE

Remote USB port issue:


Is it possible to connect a remote USB device wirelessly wherever it is located? It's a common question and the answer is YES! With a top-notch USB over network software, you’ll be able to access the functionality of the target USB device right from your current location without worrying about the distance limitations.

USB remote access solution:


The solution is USB over Network software. USB Network Gate lets easily connect one or more remote USB devices to your computer over Network (Internet/LAN/WAN) as if the device was plugged into your own machine. It doesn't matter if you are in another country or in the next door office, you can always use a remote device (scanner, printer, webcam, modem, USB dongle, etc.) as if they were connected directly to your PC.

If you’re wondering how you can do this, below you can find a brief guide for the remote access USB device over the network.

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Steps for remote USB connection:


In order to connect to a remote USB port, you first have to share USB device at the computer it is physically plugged in. After that, it is easy to access the remote USB device with a shared device from any computer and use it as if it was directly connected to your machine.

Steps

1
Install USB Network Gate and launch it.
USB to Ethernet connector
2
Then switch to "Remote USB devices" tab and see the list of remote devices. Select the remote USB device you want to use and press "Connect".
Remote USB devices tab
3
Though you already see the remote device in the list, it doesn't mean it's already connected to your local PC. It's shared at the remote end, assigned to your client PC, but not connected yet. When you want to connect to a remote USB device, select it from the list and press "Establish connection" button. Enter the password if it is required by remote USB device and press "Connect" to continue.
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4
After the connection is established, a remote USB device will appear in system resources as if it were connected to this computer directly.
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Tips

As USB Network Gate supports Linux, Mac, Windows and Android OS, you can easily connect to USB device shared at Windows computer from a Linux, Mac or Android device or vice versa.

Things you'll need

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