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USB Network Gate

USB over Ethernet Sharing Software

With USB Network Gate you get to efficiently share multiple USB devices over Ethernet 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.

Run on OS: Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10/11; Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016/2019/2022
Architectures: x86, x64, ARM64
macOS 10.14 and higher CentOS 7-8, Ubuntu 14.04-21.04 Android from 5.0
UNG Also available on:
  • Windows,
  • MacOS,
  • Linux,
  • Android
Functionality to your own product
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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 Ethernet 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.
Functionality to your own product
Compare USB Network Gate with USB/IP, VirtualHere and USB over Network See our comparison chart of the top software tools for sharing USB devices over Ethernet and select the solution best suited to your needs.
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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.

Illustration Virtual

Citrix ICA protocol support

In case you do not use Microsoft RDP or a client computer runs the operating system other than Windows, then fear not: USB device redirection can be done via Citrix ICA protocol. USB Network Gate natively supports Citrix ICA since version 7.0.

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
Isolation NEW

Overhauled and improved USB device isolation

One of the inconvenient features of Windows is that every connected USB device is available to all users by default. Given that Windows does not provide enough tools to control access to a particular device by a particular user, this can pose a serious problem when there are a lot of users working at the same Windows PC or at the terminal server that hosts a large number of Remote Desktop sessions. Luckily, USB Network Gate provides a unique device isolation feature which can solve that issue:

Illustration Isolation

Per-session isolation

Enabling this option makes it so a USB device is assigned to a specific user in their remote desktop session and is invisible to others. Now you can be safe that your USB device will not be occupied by other RDP sessions.

Per-user isolation

This option allows isolating a connected USB device from other Windows users. It will be useful when there is the constant switching between the accounts but you would like to keep a particular USB device exclusive to only one account.

Note: USB device isolation was tested with cameras, printers, scanners, hard drives, 3D mouses, sound cards and other devices. USB device isolation is supported by Windows 8 and newer and by all Windows Server versions.

Learn more about USB isolation
Illustration Devices

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.
Android 5.0 and up, v9.2.1 5.62 MB
18 January, 2022 Release notes

Supported devices

USB Network Gate easily connects one or more remote USB devices to your computer over Ethernet.

  • 3D Printers
  • Cameras
  • Card readers
  • Digital TV Tuners
  • Webcams
  • Personal video recorder
  • Fingerprint readers
  • ID card scanners
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Modems
  • USB ANT Stick
  • Portable Thermometers
  • Multifunctionals
  • Plotters, Cutters
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • USB Scales
  • Barcode scanners
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Universal Programmers
  • USB Monitors
  • USB Wireless Presenter
  • Smart Card Readers
  • Digital Mixers
  • BlackBerry
  • Gamepads
  • Graphic Tablets
  • Handhelds
  • Home Monitoring & Control System
  • iPads & iPhones
  • iPods
  • Keyboards
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Mouse Devices
  • USB Dongles
  • USB DVD Drives
  • Android Devices
  • USB Hard Drives
  • Wireless Weather Stations
  • USB VOIP (Skype) Phone
  • Universal remote control
  • Bluetooth adapters
  • Credit Card Readers
  • Depth Sensors
  • Elgato Turbo.264HD Hardware Accelerator
  • Infrared adapters
  • J2534 interface cables
  • JTAG/SWD debugging interface
  • KNX/EIB USB Interface
  • Software Defined Receiver
  • USB Adapters
  • USB Graphic Adapter
  • USB Network interfaces
  • USB Satellite Receivers
  • USB sound cards/headsets
  • USB TAPs
  • USB to COM cables
  • USB Wi-Fi adapters
Note that we cannot guarantee that all the models of the device types mentioned above are supported. If you have found that the model you are using fails to work with USB Network Gate, contact us. We will highly appreciate your assistance in this matter.

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 USB drives over network

With USB Network Gate, you can share all kinds of hard drives over the network with the remote computers. Moreover, the software provides enhanced data transfer speed for USB 3.0 drives. More about that here.

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

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