How to share USB over Ethernet

USB over Ethernet software allows sharing USB devices across multiple computers using Ethernet. Here's how to share USB devices over Ethernet with a step-by-step guide and video tutorial.

The easiest ways to share a USB device over your local network:

Download a USB sharing app and install it on all computers that will communicate with your USB device remotely as well as on the machine (server) where the peripheral is attached physically.
Step 1
Start the software on the server PC, find the device in the “Local Devices” tab and hit “Share” next to it.
Step 2
On a remote computer (client), head to the “Remote Devices” tab, locate the device and click “Connect”
Step 3
This is it! Now, the peripheral will appear in the Device Manager of the client machine although it’s not connected to the PC physically.
Step 4
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The frequently asked questions about USB over Ethernet software

Is it safe to share USB data over Ethernet?

The ability to encrypt data transmission is one of the most important characteristics of any USB over Ethernet sharing solution. As long as you use such apps as USB Network Gate, you don’t need to worry about the security of data transmitted over ethernet. The application uses advanced 256-bit SSL encryption which protects all network communications from unauthorized access.

How many USB devices can be simultaneously shared over Ethernet?

USB over Ethernet software by Electronic Team, Inc. will let you share as many USB peripherals as you need. The number of devices you can share at a time will be limited only by your system’s capabilities.

Does USB over Ethernet software work on other platforms than Windows?

Yes, USB over Ethernet software as USB Network Gate is a multi-platform solution. It’s compatible with Windows, Linux macOS, and Android operating systems. With this app, you can create server-client connections between different platforms in any combination.

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Platforms USB Network Gate is compatible with:

  • 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 Server 2012/2016/2019

  • macOS 10.9-10.14

  • Ubuntu 14.04-18.04
  • Centos 7

Can I integrate USB over Ethernet functionality into my own app?

Yes, you can integrate USB Network Gate functionality into your own software or hardware product and share local USB devices or communicate with remote ones right from your app.

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