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Olga Weis Olga Weis Sep 2, 2020

If you want to access USB device connected to a PC from a remote location (via LAN, Wi-Fi or Internet), you should first share USB device at the computer it is connected to.

USB Network Gate is an essential USB sharing solution by Electronic Team, Inc. that lets you share USB devices over network. Please go on reading to find out how to share USB port with a device plugged into it using USB over Network software.

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Install USB Network Gate at the computer you are going to physically connect the device to.
Now launch the application and switch to "Share local USB devices" tab. In a USB devices tree you can select which device you want to share.
 Switch to 'Share USB devices tab' and select USB device (Windows version)
After the device was selected, click "Share" button. After that you can customize some additional settings like TCP port, which will be used in connection, encryption and authorization, traffic compression.
 Customize USB sharing settings (Windows version)
When you are done customizing additional settings, press "Share" button. IMPORTANT: If you are sharing the device over Internet, make sure that this computer has external IP address that can be visible and accessible from other computers.
 Share USB device (Windows version)
Share USB device


When sharing a USB device you can enable password authorization. In this case connection with your shared device from a remote side will be secured with a password.

In an environment where a remote computer is shared, any USB device that is connected will be accessible by all other connected users. This is not ideal as the USB device may contain sensitive data. Fortunately USB Network Gate makes it possible to isolate the device and grant access on a Per-User Isolation.

It's also possible to enable traffic encryption. All data sent via network will be encrypted. However this may slow down the communication speed.

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Things you'll need

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