USB Network Gate

USB over Ethernet Sharing Software

With USB Network Gate you get to efficiently share multiple USB devices over network and connect to them on remote machines as if the devices were physically plugged into the computers regardless of the location or distance between them.

Windows (32-bit and 64-bit): XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019 macOS 10.9-10.14 Tested on Ubuntu 14.04-18.04, Centos 7. UNG Linux requires kernel version from 2.6.32 to 4.4 Android from 5.0
UNG Also available on:
  • Windows,
  • MacOS,
  • Linux,
  • Android
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How it works
USB Network Gate
Share USB devices via Ethernet among multiple computers so people around the globe can access them.
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Share USB over IP network

USB Network Gate offers a number of handy features that make sharing USB over network an easy and quick process. Now any user can print, scan, access USB license dongles and USB hubs over Ethernet from any computer in your office, no matter how big it is and how many floors it occupies.

Share USB over the Network
Shared access
Traffic Compression
Secure connection
Standard network configuration

USB over Ethernet data traffic optimization

With USB to Ethernet Connector traffic compression option, you can drastically improve transfer speed and bandwidth utilization. This option will be especially useful in conjunction with the devices that tend to transfer data uncompressed.

Share USB over Wi-Fi safely

The most valuable resource in the modern world is information, and our USB over IP software will make sure that no third party will gain access to yours. Highly secured connection standards are provided by the embedded traffic encryption option. Moreover, you can add a password to control remote user access. Share USB devices over Wi-Fi

Turn your computer into a USB server

There is no need to reboot your computer or restart USB Network Gate every time you need to share another device. Just unplug the currently shared USB device and plug in another one, it's that simple! A new device will automatically appear on the remote client, thanks to the fact that the application shares a USB port over the network, not just a connected device.
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Remote Desktop Protocol

Share USB over RDP

The common problem you may face when using Remote Desktop Connection is that you are unable to access local USB devices. USB Network Gate allows you to work with any local USB devices even while in a remote session. Moreover, you can set your remote machine to automatically detect and connect to shared USB devices momentarily, as if you just plugged the device in a remote machine physically.

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Per-session USB device isolation

In a multi-user environment of terminal servers, it is hard to get exclusivity in USB device usage. USB Network Gate allows assigning a USB device to a specific user in their RDP session. No other users can access the device at that time. This feature is currently available for USB flash drives and USB cameras in testing mode.

RemoteFX USB redirection support

USB Network Gate supports native RemoteFX USB Redirection (MS-RDPEUSB), allowing you to redirect shared devices from your local Linux computer to a remote Windows client without installing USB Network Gate on the latter. Note that shared USB devices have to be supported by RemoteFX USB Redirection. Otherwise, you'll need to install USB Network Gate on Windows client.

Share USB devices over RDP

Access remote USB devices in virtual environment

Share USB over the Network
VMware Workstation
VMware ESX
Citrix XenDesktop
Microsoft Hyper-V
In case you need to forward a USB device or would like to access a remote USB device from a virtual machine, this task can be easily accomplished with USB Network Gate. Just by installing the software onto the host machine and client, you can share USB over Ethernet and access the device in the virtual session. Learn more about redirecting USB to virtual machines
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Share USB over Ethernet among
multiple platforms

USB Network Gate for Desktop
USB Network Gate for Desktop is a unique multi-platform solution that can share USB devices over IP on Windows, Mac or Linux computers.
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USB Network Gate for Android
USB Network Gate for Android allows sharing USB devices over the Internet with remote computers.
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Android 5.0 and up, v5.0.0 5.62 MB
18th June, 2019 Release notes

Devices supported by USB to Ethernet Connector

USB Network Gate easily shares various types of USB devices over the network in just a couple of clicks:

Data Input/Output

Share webcam over LAN

USB Network Gate allows sharing a webcam connected to your computer and receiving the video stream on the remote machine. For best performance, it is recommended to have a high-speed network due to the amount of bandwidth required for transferring video data.

Share printer over the network

With USB Network Gate you can convert USB printer to Ethernet and do a print job remotely from any location in just a couple of clicks.

iPhone remote access

USB Network Gate allows remote access to iPhones and other iOS devices by sharing these USB devices through Ethernet. You can use it as a way to sync your iPhone over the network with a remote machine.

About sharing USB devices over Ethernet with USB Network Gate

If USB over the Internet cannot be shared, can USB Network Gate function in a local network?

When the Internet connection is not available, USB Network Gate can share USB over LAN.

Which computer is considered a server and which one a client?

The server is the computer where the USB device being shared is attached physically; the computer that connects to the device remotely is the client.

Can a number of computers access the same shared device at the same time?

Only a single system will be able to use the device at a time since simultaneous access to remote USB ports is not technically possible.

Is USB Network Gate a truly cross-platform solution?

There is USB Network Gate for Windows, Mac, and Linux that you can install on each participating device or computer. This way you can create any server-client combination you require, e.g. you can share USB over IP on Mac and connect it on Windows PC and vice versa.

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