USB server is a hardware solution that lets you access various USB devices (mostly printers and scanners) plugged into this server among computers on the network without the need of plugging them in and out all the time when they are needed on any of those PCs.

USB server usage:

Usually the server device is connected to the network via standard port and is equipped with one or more USB ports. As a result, printers or scanners connected to such device become available for remote computers over the local network. USB servers usually have their own web interface for setup and management. They also may include special software for adjustment of configuration.

Did you know?

You can turn any of the PCs on the network into USB server with the help of USB Network Gate with no additional hardware needed.

USB Network Gate

Requirements for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019
Also available on macOS, Linux OS and Android , 5.62MB size
Version 8.0.1859 (2nd Nov, 2017) Release notes
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