- What is USB Redirector Server?
- USB Redirector Server for Windows
- USB Redirector Server for Linux
- USB Redirector Server for Mac
What is a USB Redirector Server?
USB Redirector ( aka USB Network Gate) is a professional application developed by Electronic Team, Inc. You can use this communication solution to redirect multiple USB ports and devices with remote users over a network. Using an IP-based network such as your LAN, VPN, WAN or the Internet, remote client computers can gain access to shared USB devices. Connecting through the USB Redirector Server enables the remote computers to use the USB peripherals with the full functionality of a local connection.
Internally, USB Network Gate is comprised of a server and client component which are combined in a single application. Only the server requires registration. Clients don’t need to be registered and they can continue to be used to access devices after the trial period ends. The server that shares the devices does need to be registered.
This USB Redirector software can be run on the Windows, Linux or macOS operating systems. It offers a true cross-platform solution supporting any combination of servers and clients. Share devices attached to any type of server with all supported clients without compatibility issues.
Let’s investigate a server implementation of USB Redirector running on a Windows machine.
USB Redirector Server for Windows
The first step in sharing a USB device remotely is to connect it directly to a port on the USB Redirector Server. You will obtain the best results by using a port that is already connected to a device you wish to redirect.
You can share the port before plugging in a device. The only requirement is that you know which is the available port.
In the example below, we will demonstrate how to connect to the USB server that has a device already attached.
Here’s how USB Redirector for Windows lets you share a local device over a network.
- Switch to the Local USB devices tab.
- Select the USB device you want to share with network-attached users and click Share.
That’s all there is to it!