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USB inside virtual machines

USB Network Gate (former USB to Ethernet Connector) is a great helper when servers and workstations virtualization is needed. I.e. it will help you access USB devices connected to a host PC from virtual machines. Thanks to USB Network Gate it is possible and very convenient to work with USB devices on guest OS of such virtual environments as VMware ESX, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Virtual PC, QEMU (KMV) etc.
Available for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

Common problem

When working with virtualization products for servers you can face a major issue. I.e. such virtualization programs as VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and others do not feature USB ports in virtual machines. As a result you can't use USB devices (security dongles, smart cards, etc.) physically plugged in a host computer on virtual servers.

How USB Network Gate solves it

USB Network Gate allows attaching a USB device to a guest OS running on Virtual Server. All you have to do is install USB Network Gate on host OS of any computer on your network and share a USB device there. Also install USB Network Gate on guest OS of any computer on your network, where you want to use the device, and connect to a shared one! USB Network Gate provides USB passthrough to guest OS running on Virtual Server. The OS will treat this USB device as a real one and you can work with it as if it were connected directly to your Virtual Machine.

Real-life usage of USB Network Gate

Q: What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

Alexey: We are using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtual Machine and there is no USB connectivity to guest machine. A USB to Ethernet software is the only software kind that is able to provide USB connectivity to guest virtual machines.
Personal Background: Alexey Golihin, a representative of ArDy Capital Co., explains why the stability and reliability of USB to Ethernet Connector is important for their work.

Industry: personal usage

Q: Please, describe how you are using our product now?

Alexey: 1C Financial Program requires HASP USB Key License to work. There is no other way to make it work under virtual machine, other than over Network. So we are using USB to Ethernet Connector to provide license to virtual guest machine.

Q: How did you benefit from using Electronic Team, Inc. solution?

Alexey: Your solution has awesome stability and does not require restarting of the server. This feature is very important to us, as the main task of any server is to serve 24x7x365. The other nice feature is handy and pretty GUI.

USB over Network

Share USB over IP and use it from any remote location. You can share various USB devices. Thanks to USB Network Gate these devices become accessible at a remote machine as if they were physically connected to it.

Virtualization of USB devices

USB Network Gate can easily organize passthrough of USB devices from host OS to a guest OS on virtual machine. USB to Ethernet Connector supports VMware ESX/ESXi, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V.

Access USB devices over RDP

Thanks to USB Network Gate you can access and use USB devices connected to a local PC from a remote desktop session as if they were connected to a remote computer directly.

How to share USB Dongle

Step-by-step USB dongle sharing guide will help you to clone USB dongle over network with totally secure connections.
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